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Gerber 22-41578 Gorge Folding Shovel 16.5" Overall

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Part Number: GB1578
Manufacturer: Gerber Knives and Gear
Retail Price: $29.95
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GB1578: 22-41578 Gorge Folding Shovel
The Gorge Folding Shovel features a fast and smooth push-button collapsible handle and a glass-filled nylon shaft with rubberized overgrip. The spade folds back, revealing a textured head to be used as a hammer for pounding in tent stakes. The Gorge is lightweight and packable for back-country camping and hiking.
  • Easy-to-use push button slide mechanism
  • Glass-filled Nylon Handle
  • Pick made for hard packed ground
  • Hammer feature at base, great for hammering tent stakes
  • Nylon drawstring bag for easy transport
  • Small, compact size great for camping, backpacking, etc.
  • Item # 22-41578
  • Overall Length: 16.50"
  • Closed Length: 9.25"
  • Weight: 28.0 oz
  • Sheath: Nylon bag
  • Handle: Glass-filled Nylon
  • Lifetime Warranty

UPC Code: 013658415782

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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Cédric M
Jun 19, 2013
Gorge Folding Shovel
in my survival kit
4 out of 5
Kansas City, KS
Sep 13, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Gerber Review
Seems sturdy and well built but smaller than it looks in the picture. Great for small jobs while camping but definitely not big enough to dig a very deep, like if your vehicle was stuck in the mud.
5 out of 5
American Chopper
Kansas City, MO
Aug 08, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Materials Quality, Design
Cons: None
Fantastic shovel for the size
I got this to put in my bug out bag. I needed a small, compact shovel that could handle some wear and tear a low price. This was the perfect fit. It's a very small shovel, so you can't expect it to perform like a full size shovel or even an E-tool. It's designed to be as compact as possible while still having digging capabilities. It has a simple and yet effective folding method. The head folds over, and the handle is slid up the shaft. To lock the head in place is still done like the old fashioned E-tool, but the handle can just be pulled out into place. While folded it's nearly the size of my hand, while opened I can use it with two hands quite comfortably. The shovel also comes with a small hammer head instead of a pick. This hammer is useable, however I couldn't imagine that it could do much more than pounding stakes. The tool can dig very well for the size, with minimum fatigue. If you are looking for a very compact, quality folding shovel then you've found it, just keep the size in perspective.You wouldn't cut down a full sized tree with a pocket knife.
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