The Mixte was originally designed to be unbreakable. That strength also made it difficult to sink into all but the softest ice. The new design is as thin as Cascade at the tip though taller and many climbers use it as their primary pick due to its extreme durability especially in the mountains. The pick angle matches the curve of Tech Wing Top Wing Taa-K-Oon Racing Wing or any of the older Machine series tools - i.e. the Alpine tools with black shafts.
- Pick: Chromoly steel
- Details: CEN-T certified
Although it is possible to do so, it is not recommended to fit picks designed for yellow-shafted axes to black-shafted axes, and vica versa.