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Folding Entrenching Survival Shovel, Nylon Sheath - 12BK589

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Part Number: MAT12BK589
Manufacturer: Matthews
Retail Price: $14.00
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MAT12BK589: Folding Entrenching Survival Shovel

This versatile camping companion is quality tempered steel construction with a rubber grip. The versatility of a shovel and a dibble pick--this piece also folds into a compact size and includes nylon carrying pouch for lightweight transport.
  • Tempered forged steel components for long life
  • Use as a pick, shovel or saw
  • Positive locking collar
  • Easily breaks down to compact kit
  • Carrying pouch with vertical-carry belt loop included
  • Overall Length: 16"
  • Closed Length: 6"
  • Shovel Thickness: 0.10 cm
  • Shove Width (at widest point): 3-3/4"
  • Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 017446

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
2.833 (6 reviews)
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3 out of 5
Apr 08, 2013
Pros: Design, None
Cons: Overall Quality
Excellent product
2 out of 5
Dennis V
Perry, NY
Nov 17, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Materials Quality, Design
Not too strong
I was using the entrenching tool to lift a root out of the ground and discovered that the threads on the head can't take the pressure so it loosens up. Bottom line, inexpensive and may come in handy
5 out of 5
Charles B
Jul 04, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Materials Quality, Design
Cons: None
Small but sturdy
Basically, it's perfect for camping, say you need to make a quick trench around your tent when it's raining. It could certainly have its uses in a survival context. Sure the shovel it about the length of your forearm, but it's light, durable and has two essential features: a serrated edge to get at those roots, and it transforms into a pick for those harder patches of soil. I wouldn't recommend it for anything else though.
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