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Old 02-25-2011, 01:48 PM   #15
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get one from a army surplus store and sharpen it on both sides, that will work.


Find me one with all of the other tools and I will. Plus it is sharpened on one side and saw teeth on the other.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #16
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I'll bet Ron Popiel is kicking himself for not coming up with that one! Think of the infomercial he could have made.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #18
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Anyone seen this? I've tried to find a decent source for this item but unsuccessful. Ebay has them for $70.00 + so am still looking. If you find a decent source, please share. Thanks-
The Chinese Military Shovel, the Swiss Army knife of shovels. [VIDEO]
So cool!

In 6 months, I bet it'll be available exclusively at Walmart. And I will buy one. For everyone I know.

Thank you so much for hipping me to the brilliance.

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:34 AM   #19
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Now I'm going to lie awake at night worried we are about to be overrun by the Chinese Army with their incredible shovels!
They are digging a beeline from China as we speak.
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Ugg... We really need to stop buying things made in China.. I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but if there is any made in America options.. I'd try to get that. Our US economy needs it!
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #21
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I think a US firm tried to make them but the unions forced them to go to China. I think Wisconsin is going to import Chinese teachers pretty soon. Maybe those kids will finally learn how to read. Sorry, chased a rabbit there.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #22
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Ok, that video was inadvertently hilarious,
Loved the sound track. And I'm always looking for a way to chop onions after I dig a ditch.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #23
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Now I'm going to lie awake at night worried we are about to be overrun by the Chinese Army with their incredible shovels!
Not to worry--when they come running at us with their sharpened shovels we can shoot 'em with the AK-47s they sold us last year!
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:04 PM   #24
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Vietnam era US entrenching tool(w/pick) is a great piece of gear. Used my in and out of the Army. Used the Glock entrenching tool and it cracked by the pivot point while on OEF.
Glock set me a new one. Still have my old Army 'E' tool, keep it in the truck.
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Still have my old Army 'E' tool, keep it in the truck.
Vietnam US Army M1943 Entrenching Tool w/Cover 1968 | Vietnam Militaria. Never liked the new folding 'E' tool.
I carry one of the M1943 E tools--bought from a surplus store when I was a kid--in my car. Built a lot better than most of the look-alike junk commonly seen today. Glad to hear you can still get them. I haven't seen one in a surplus store in a long time.

The "Swiss Army knife" allusion is interesting because I also have a surplus Swiss E tool in my truck. It's copied from the WW II Wehrmacht E tool, which has a fixed blade. Also sharpened on all edges, which is handy for hacking roots. In the war they were usually kept filed very sharp, for use as a hacking weapon in close quarters combat. (War is a nasty business.)

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:26 PM   #26
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While I am definately with you on buying US, problem is that there are very few US made stuff anymore. It is a sad thing, but it is what it is. I always look at Made in USA, Made in America, US, American-Made before I buy anything.
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I just carry a long-handle shovel in the truck. I am not going to be climbing cliffs and making hobo meals with a shovel if I am camping with a trailer.

If I were backpacking or serving in Afghanistan again, then this would be an idea.
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I am sure it can do all the same things as a shovel tool. ....or at least tried.
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