Based on key components of the reliable DMM Fly Axe, the Claw has been designed for specialist personnel operating on steep ground where an absence of handholds make movement difficult. Two versions are available, an axe with a broad adze for excavation work, and a hammer. The hammer version has a soft replaceable Thor head which is sympathetic to the aluminium ground anchor, the Talon. The soft head is also significantly quieter when placing gear.
The pick on both versions has a T-shaped cross section that increases surface area, reducing the risk of 'pull through' and increasing stability, especially when the operator is heavily laden.