Military Entrenching Tool


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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 90º 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. 
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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Customer Reviews

Based on 32 reviews
High speed low drag.

I received a legit real Ames E-Tool. Like new condition better then the one the Corps issued me. Not old school number but is want they say it is, and earned my time to write this. Oorah, CampOut

Great product.

This etool appears to be the genuine article - durable, and well-made. Even though it was advertised as used, it’s use was very light. For practical purposes you almost can’t say it had been used. Nice work on this McGuire!

Great tool

Received my e-tool quickly. While it is used, it's in great shape and very sturdy. Cleaned it up and greased it and put it in the Ranger where it will come in handy around our 15 acres of heaven. Great price and great shopping experience. I'll definitely shop at McGuire in the future. Thanks!

Used Ames E Tool

I purchased a used E Tool manufactured by Ames. Barely used if at all and faster than projected shipping. All at an exceptional price. What else can you ask for?!  I would definitely buy another here and shop for any other surplus items here as well. 

Shoveling along

Precisely what I wanted ,and you delivered on time ! ♈⚓⚓♈

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