The Entrenching Tool is a lightweight, folding shovel that been standard issue for the United States Armed Forces and NATO personnel for several decades. These Entrenching Tools are genuine surplus in new condition and since their initial adoption by the U.S. Military, they have been improved significantly. The most recent modifications include a "D" shaped handle for better ergonomics and the innovative tri-fold design allows the shovel to be compacted smaller than ever before when not in use. Because these Entrenching Tools are actual GI surplus, they are not made from inferior materials such as aluminum, but instead are constructed of steel and hard-coat anodized according to military specifications. Strong and weather resistant, these handy shovels are used by campers, hikers, survivalists and general outdoorsmen alike. As an added bonus, it's easy to take with you wherever you go. Simply fold and stow inside the included ALICE compatible, rubberized carrier. No matter what the task at hand is, these Entrenching Tools are built to handle it!
Overall Folded Dimensions: 9.5" x 6.25" x 2"
Length (opened): 23"
Length (closed): 9.5"
Shovel Head Width: 6.25"
Weight: 2.25 lbs
Grade 1: Excellent to New/Unissued - All Entrenching Tools with Carrier are US Government issued products. Products may be outside the original manufacturer's packaging but they will show no signs of wear.
Grade 2: Good to Very Good - Tools may have slight surface rust on cap by the handle and slight surface rust on exposed metal on the front and back of the shovel head. Blade will show some use but will be in overall good condition. Dirt may be present on the shovel from prior use. Carriers may be faded, show staining, and have marks in the rubber.
Grade 3: Serviceable to Fair - Tools may have rust on cap by the handle and rust on exposed metal on the blade. Rust on blade will be able to be felt when touching the blade. Blade may have been used heavily and may need to be re sharpened.