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I am as unbiased as your likely to get, I don´t have any ice climbing gear and don´t want any!
But I know loads about stainless and more than enough about chrome moly to give an opinion but it´s hard to give one at all when the manufacturers don´t tell us what they are using!
However note this is one company (Grivel) trying to rubbish at least two other companies products. We don´t know what BD are using for their crampons (well I don´t because my sound card is duff so if he said so anywhere in the video then tell me) but we do know what CAMP use for their crampons and ice tools, this is definately stainless steel and without a shadow of a doubt superior to the grades of chrome-moly used in the industry.
This is CAMP´s take on rubbishing Grivel!
Properties of traditional NI CR MO STEEL | Sandvik Nanoflex® is STRONGER | Sandvik Nanoflex® is HARDER | Sandvik Nanoflex® is STAINLESS | Sandvik Nanoflex® - MIRACLE METAL | Vector Nanotech | XLC Nanotech | Corsa Nanotech
The links are on their websites as well as the text in full, its too much for a cut and paste.
Personally I can´t see one of the biggest players in the business moving to an inferior product after making their reputation with high quality chrome molybdenum steel products, they aren´t that stupid!