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Chinese Shovel Replaces All Your Outdoor Gear

From digging to climbing to grappling to...digging, this Chinese military does it all

Move over, Swiss Army knife—meet the Chinese Army Shovel. What looks like a simple shovel can actually do everything from carving a climbing route to opening your post-hike beer. Oh, and it digs like hell, too: Prepare to see the most furious digging of your entire life.

"Function show!"



While the grappling hook idea is neat, I can't help but notice that they don't actually show anyone putting their weight on the shovel mid-climb. Wonder why that is...

—Ted Alvarez

via The Goat

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Philo
Nov 13, 2013

No different than the standard pack shovel issued to me in the Marine Corps in 1983. We sharpened them all the time to handle the same duty. There is guy here in the US selling a even more versatile shovel. Do an online search.

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Mountain Man
Oct 29, 2013

I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing Chinese knock-offs of this thing...

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Oct 18, 2013

Dishonest Lawyer?Want a dishonest Lawyer? I recommend Alfred James Antonini II, He uses my aliases including A. James Antonini, Alfred J Antonini, Al Antonini 2nd etc. You can read all about this crook at ajamesantonini.com.
Antonini specialized in ripping off seniors, real estate scams and is also a slumlord. Locations Hayward, Ca, San Francisco area and Houston Texas.
If I get to see him I could use this Chinese shovel in a dozen ways.

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May 16, 2010

But has anyone actually used it in the field. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't.

lizard
May 03, 2010

Amazed at the dig function, not seen that in a shovel before. Groundbreaking stuff.

brian richie
May 03, 2010

I thought the "Indiana Jones"-type music was a nice touch.

Richard O'Neill
May 02, 2010

I live in Northern California and would like to be a dealer as well. oneillrichard@hotmail.com

bchen88
May 02, 2010

I like to be the US exclusive dealer rep.and get one for everyone in the family.

Geonut
May 01, 2010

It slices, it dices,
But the Bottle opener for the beer was a good touch.

Zandra
Apr 30, 2010

I particularly like the shield function for those frustrating times when a car-jacker starts attacking you with a stick! And am I the only one who was hoping he cleaned that shovel before slicing up that potato?

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