When I was growing up my Dad had a entrenching tool (folding shovel) from the Korean War. I thought it was the coolest thing and it pretty much lived in my backpack when I was out exploring the woods behind my house. I've had a few others over the years and they have all ended up in the hands of some friends kid along the way who also thought they were an awesome tool. So the other day I was being dragged through ROSS and happened to look over on a shelf and saw another folding shovel and at $4.99 in the cart it went. Yes, I was careful I didn't put it on the clothes... This one was pretty similar to all the others I have seen lately, just badged Eddie Baur. Probably all made in the same place, just painted and badged differently. I'm figuring cool folding shovel, holder, alice clips for the belt, and close range Zombie survival tool... My son thinks it's perfect for digging up worms and grubs from the backyard and holes at the beach. I will still keep my other little shovel in the Jeep during off road adventures, but this one can be stashed in the Jeep all the time.
|The Box... Nothing special here, though it was pretty thick cardboard.|
|The Rubbery pouch/holder for the shovel with two metal alice clips on the back.|
|Shovel unfolded and locked in position.|
|The serrated edge on the shovel. Originally designed to cut roots, tree branches, etc..|
|Handle construction. I don't know how much force you can put on this point, but it did seem very strong once the handle was locked in place.|
|To lock and unlock the handle so that you can use it or fold it all you need to do is turn the rotating barrel at the end of the handle shaft by the shovel.|
|The shovel can either be used as a shovel or as a hoe.|
|I will see how this lasts and let you know, but somehow I think my son will be using it more than me. It should get a pretty good workout.|
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