Patterned after the entrenching tool that's issued to soldiers all over the world, this is a tough and versatile tool that just might save your life -- or make it easier to plant a rose bush in your garden. With the shovel blade in line with the handle, it's a compact shovel. Unscrew the threaded part of the handle, and you can lock the shovel blade at right angles to the handle, making the tool into a small mattock-style pickaxe that can also be used as a hoe. Loosen the threaded nut again, and you can extend the spike-like blade to use as a pointed pick. And if you run into roots, you can cut through them with the saw teeth on one side of the shovel blade. Camping: Because it can be folded up into a small, lightweight package, this shovel is a great choice for camping. Using the two pickaxe configurations, you'll be able to dig fire pits or latrine holes in even the hardest, rockiest, and root-clogged soil. In softer soil, just the shovel configuration will give you a hole in no time. Gardening: For gardening, this will be a great mid-sized tool for digging and hoeing; something that's in between big, stand-up gardening tools and small one-handed tools. Emergency Tool: Again because of it's small folded-up size, this tool won't take up much room in an emergency kit. But it might be just what you need some day to shift some rocks, dirt or snow when your vehicle gets stuck.
A super-versatile digging tool that can be folded down to a very small size. Great for gardening, camping, and for keeping in your emergency kit.
Combines multiple functions in one tool: shovel, two types of pickaxe, and saw teeth for cutting roots or branches. Also includes a compass in the handle, and even a bottle opener in the shovel blade.
Tough steel construction, coated to resist rust, with a polymer handle to provide a secure grip.
Open length is 16.5 inches, handle length is 11 inches. Shovel head is 5 inches long and 4 inches wide. Total weight is 12.5 ounces.
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