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Genuine Military Issue Entrenching Tool (E-Tool) Foldable Shovel, Black

This product is genuine military issue. This product is made with pride in the United States.
Genuine Military Issue Entrenching Tool (E-Tool) Foldable Shovel, Black
 
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Foldable Hand Shovel, Entrenching Tool (E-Tool), Black - Genuine Issue US Military

This hand shovel is great for a variety of activities, from hunting to gardening. The hardened steel is rugged and not easily dented. It can be used, fully extended, as a shovel, or locked at 90°, and used as a pick.

  • 100% Hardened Steel
  • D-type hand grip
  • One serrated cutting blade edge; one axe blade
  • 23" x 6" x 2" When Fully Open
  • 9" x 6" x 2" When Folded/Collapsed
  • Matte Black
  • Genuine Issue
  • NSN: 5120-00-878-5932
    • Replaced by NSN 5120-01-476-7556
  • Mil-Spec: MIL-I-43684A
  • Made in the USA by Ames Co.

The tri-fold e-tool shovel is an invaluable military, outdoors and safety tool. Besides the obvious use as a standard digging shovel, the blade locks into a 90&deg position for easy use as a hoe. There is a locking nut on the bottom to lock the shovel, with the blade either flat, or in the bent position. The blade is sharp on one side for small chopping jobs, and serrated on the other for sawing use.
In military use, this shovel can actually be used in close quarters combat. The shovel is sturdy and strong enough that the sharpened blade can be used as an incredibly lethal weapon. During the Second World War, the shovels were used this way between the German and Soviet soldiers, actually more often than digging. You can see in the image below an example of how to use the entrenching tool in hand to hand combat against a rifle with a fixed bayonet: US Army entrenching tool against rifle with fixed bayonet
From www.usarmycombatives.com
This rugged tough shovel is a genuine issue US Military item, made in the USA by Ames. It is made from hardened steel, and is not easily dented or damaged. It is 23 inches when fully extended, but folds down to 9 inches by 6 inches to carry easily, and weighs only about 2.5 lbs. It matches the military specification MIL-I-43684A. It is stamped on the side of the handle with "U.S.A" "Ames" and the two digit year of manufacture.

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Bbrown
This tool is THE TOOL that the U.S. Marines issued for decades. As a former Marine, I'm here to tell you, these are REAL SHOVELS that you can actually work with. You can dig with them. You can chop with them. You can really get them dirty, and they can really hold up. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING is an Ames True Temper but an AMES TRUE TEMPER Entrenching Tool.
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Fredtommy
This is the real deal! Spent an hour putting this handy tool through its paces in the backyard. It now occupies a coveted position in the truck and will be on my pack for every adventure into the bush.
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brandonklorr
This thing is amazing.
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Wendy
Mar 17, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
This is a great little shovel. I have not had the opportunity to use it yet; however, it is very well made and sturdy. I ordered a used one and it looks brand new. I keep it in the trunk of my car with a little emergency kit.
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Fred Wood
Mar 2, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Fast shipping, fantastic shovel.
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