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Simond Barracouda Ice Axe

Accession Number

1498.2019.1

Object Name

Simond Barracouda Ice Axe

Created

06/06/2019

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

06/06/2019

Brief Description

Simond Barracouda Ice Axe with serrated pick,grooved ferrule and adze with three rectangular holes.

Materials

metal, rubber

Dimensions

Shaft - 51(L) cms Head - 32(L) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

"SIMOND CHAMONIX BARRACOUDA" on shaft
"LUDGER .SIMOND CHAMONIX - MONT - BLANC SIMOND SPECIAL" and logo of an animal in a garland.

Colour

black,pink

Maker

Simond

Object Production Place

France

Provenance

Having already got two Simond Ice Hammers in the collection, we put out a plea a while back for a matching axe: our plea was answered though sadly we've lost the name of the respondant - thanks anyway.
Though dating back to 1988, we now have a lovely, mint condition, Barracouda in the collection. Though maybe not the Rolls Royce of ice climbing tools back then, the Barracouda and the Chacal hammer were very popular, the banana picks being the invention of the era. Though still very usable 40 years later, design and fashion have moved on, so we are very pleased to have this little piece of ice climbing history in the collection.

Acquisition Date

06/06/2019

Condition Check Date

06/06/2019

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

06/06/2019

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