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Petzl Summit Evo corrosion?

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 drimena 23 Nov 2019

Hi guys, a couple of days ago I received a Petzl Summit Evo ice axe as a present but upon first inspection I noticed small dots on the head and immediately corrosion crossed my mind. Maybe the store where it has been bought sent used product or it was neglected while being in the store. I'm not very experienced so I would be very thankful if someone with more experience can take a look at the pictures and let me know the thoughts. I'm not worried about esthetics, just the functionality and especially longevity of this axe. Should I return this or you think it's a perfectly legit product?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/27cL9SoUXN7PA4Dn9

https://photos.app.goo.gl/D92pR9TTiP6jN5i6A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nFeacfCK3qRSTGUM8

Thank you all,

Drimena

In reply to drimena:

I wouldn't worry about that at all. You can hardly see anything!

 Basemetal 23 Nov 2019
In reply to drimena:

No mterial issues there at all. You can polish it if you want to, but axes get all kinds of stains and tarnishes and rust marks as their patina develops. Just wait for some real wear and tear

 BruceM 23 Nov 2019
In reply to drimena:

Yes, as the others say, there is barely anything there.  As soon as you use it out in the wild, it will go rusty as hell all over the head.  Same as crampons.  But it will all scrape off (and then rust again) as you continue to use it.

 drimena 23 Nov 2019
In reply to drimena:

Perfect! Thanks guys. That's what I wanted to hear.

Peace to all.

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In reply to drimena:

This is a cast product with limited machining to finish. The pits are from the casting process and are simply the small and sized indentations from the mold which haven't been polished out. They are not corrosion.

 drimena 26 Nov 2019
In reply to JohnBson:

Thank you for this explanation. Appreciate it.

Cheers


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