Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel
Price Paid: $21
Nicely compact and very strong.
- handle as a folding (small) plate at the hinge that doubles as a hammer.
- rubberized grip is a comfortable hold.
- easily packable in the nylon draw string bag that it comes with.
- also have used as a light duty axe.
- Push-button mechanism is sometimes a little difficult to operate. Usually after a hard day's travel when my mind is a little melted. But great feature in that it reduces the handle length and pack size. Just have to remember for the first time and then it usually goes well for the rest of the trip.
Only request would be to have the handle without the larger grip end. i.e. a handle of continual tubular size, with knurling for grip, so that the TP roll can slide down on the handle, simple pleasure but make a difference. Keeps it out of the dirt, wet snow, or from blowing away.
Update: February 3, 2012
When using in the snow make sure to keep the snow out of the handle buttons and collapsible parts.
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The Gerber Gorge Folding Shovel features a fast and smooth push-button collapsible handle and a glass-filled nylon shaft with rubberized over-grip. The spade folds back, revealing a textured head to be used as a hammer for pounding in tent stakes. The Gorge is lightweight and pack-able for back-country camping and hiking.
The Gerber(R) Gorge Folding Shovel gives you all the outdoor functionality of a larger shovel, plus a handy built-in mallet, in a compact, lightweight package that's easy to pack and carry.Strong and lightweight carbon steel blade for long-lasting backcountry performance.Heavy-duty rubberized handle doubles collapses to a compact, easy to carry size, with the push of a button.A sturdy steel block near the shovel end is the perfect mallet for pounding in tent stakes... or fixing your computer.The blade folds over the handle for easy packing then locks open with the turn of the locking nut.Shovel comes with a handy nylon storage bag.
Key Features of the Gerber Folding SpadeGlass-filled nylon handlePowder-coated carbon steel bladeAnodized aluminum shaftSerrated blade edges for chopping and sawing rootsNo sheath includedOverall Length: 23.75"Closed Length: 9.25"Closed Width: 6.00"Weight: 37.30 oz.Gerber Folding SpadeThe Gerber Folding Spade is great for any tough digging situations you may come across. This spade is the perfect tool for the gardener or even on the construction site. This product is equipped with serrated blades, which is ideal for sawing and chopping pesky roots. This Spade offers a glass-filled nylon handle, which is virtually indestructible. Plus, this product also features an anodized aluminum shaft, which offers a firm grip and durability through all those tough digs. Don't ever worry about safety with this Spade, the lock open mechanism offers stability which allows you ultimate safety when force is applied while digging. This product is portable with its compact folding design which makes it for easy storage. Order the Gerber Folding Spade today for the ultimate digging experience!
Our entrenching tool features a glass-filled nylon handle with a powder coated boron carbon steel spade and an anodized 7075 aluminum shaft. Weighs only 2.3 lbs. Tool only, no sheath.
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