German Tri-Fold Shovel (NATO)

The German tri-fold shovel would be perfect for someone working in tight spaces. Built to exact NATO specifications, these original German military surplus shovels fold in three places, collapsing to a size small enough to fit easily into any survival pack.

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Here it is folks, an original military surplus German tri-fold shovel – built to exact NATO specifications. These shovels are manufactured entirely from steel, giving them a solid, durable construction that will last for years to come. Each shovel is in very good condition, though they may show some signs of usage. Weighing in at an extremely manageable 2.5 pounds, these shovels fold in three different places. At a full extension, the shovel measures approximately 23 inches long and 6 inches wide. However, when folded, the shovel measures an astonishing 9 inches long and 6 inches wide, which provides for easy storage in just about any location.

The blade can be locked straight out at 180 degrees to be used as a shovel or it can be locked at 90 degrees and used as a pick. To lock the blade, simply unfold the shovel to the desired angle and twist the rotating cylinder located on the handle. This will lock both the blade and the handle in place. Additionally, two of the four edges are serrated and can be used for sawing-like motions.

Let’s shift to authenticity for a moment. Some stores sell tri-fold shovels that they claim are German military items. However, when they arrive they have a big manufacturer sticker that proves otherwise. You can rest assured that these German tri-fold shovels are original German military surplus items due to the “BUND” stamp located on the handle – indicating that they were indeed used by the Bundeswehr, or German Armed Forces.

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SKU GERTFS
Manufacturer German Army Surplus
Free Shipping N/A
Construction Steel
Condition Surplus Used
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Customer Reviews (24)
Tough and Handy
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Glad I decided to get this little shovel virtually indestructible handy and compact , fits into my US shovel cover aswell. Review by GT69 (Posted on 4/5/2017)
Good quality
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Very solid. Some wears. Great price. Review by TJ (Posted on 8/19/2016)
great tool
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Heavy duty, compact, works as shovel or hoe. Nice case so no snags if packing. Review by Chris (Posted on 9/8/2015)
Great e-tool
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This is a solidly built e-tool. No nonsense German construction. Fully functional with some field wear. Review by Jim (Posted on 7/31/2015)
Great shovel - Will be part of my Car Emergency Kit
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Small and compact. Great value, with 2 ALICE clips included. Will probably buy a few more later. Review by David (Posted on 6/18/2015)
Tri-fold Shovel
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I think everyone should have one of these in their car, and Keepshooting offers them for the best price I've seen out there. Review by Anon (Posted on 7/20/2014)
Might get another
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Almost spent 50$ at Amazon for a US GI shovel -- glad I found this though, just as good, just as tough, lightly used, for half the price. Keep it in my car for emergencies. Nice case too. Review by Michael (Posted on 7/13/2014)
Uber Tool!
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Very High quality. Very little wear. A true Must have at this price Review by Curtis (Posted on 5/12/2014)
Strong and durable
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This shovel is well built and strong as an ox. They made these to last I keep one in my bob and one in my car in case I ever get stuck. Review by Jacob (Posted on 2/3/2014)
compact digger
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This short little shovel is very handy on hiking trips. It can do a lot more than just dig. There are some very useful serrations ready ti do whatever. It locks up very tight and can take some real abuse! Review by Michael (Posted on 12/30/2013)
German Shovel
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This is bomb-proof. In my opinion, much higher quality than the U.S. shovel. We keep one in each vehicle that we own. Review by Jill (Posted on 8/22/2013)
very happy with it
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Very good shovel, True German military surplus with the famous quality. Mine is almost brand new from the late 80's. It folds in to a very small size, good for any backpack or ATV. Get it while you can. Thanks to the folks from KeepShooting, It will serve me right. Review by powderbob (Posted on 7/2/2013)
High Quality, not a cheap knock-off
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This is the real deal. No cheap Kmart/ Walmart camping shovel. Buy once, cry once my dad used to say. Stay away from that cheap junk. Mine was slightly used, still has 80% of the paint on it. Review by rodney (Posted on 7/2/2013)
Fine original german stuff
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Very good shovel, Original German military surplus item. I like the quality and the size of it. It's just right to store it in a backpack or for your ATV .Get it, while you can. Review by powderbob (Posted on 7/1/2013)
useful thing
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Very solidly made and compact. Typical German and military product from the old days. Review by powderbob (Posted on 6/13/2013)
Great Multi-Use Shovel...
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Great shovel, Bundeswehr issue. Because of NATO standardization, this shovel is the same as that issued by the US military (other than the green paint job).

+ The head of the shovel can be locked in place at 90 degrees for use as a pick, or locked all the way out for use as a shovel.

+ The shovel I have is dated 1990, but saw little use.

+ These fold up in sort of a "Z" motion, and are very compact.

+ This BW shovel is great for gardening; in the winter they would be great for throwing in the car trunk "just in case."
Review by Jedediah The GyroCaptain (Posted on 5/13/2013)
This is a high quality surplus item plus with sturdy cover
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This is a high quality surplus item plus with sturdy cover Review by skm (Posted on 5/5/2013)
Good quality, light wear & very compact.
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Good quality, light wear & very compact. Great to store in car or pack. Nice sturdy cover for protection. Review by SM (Posted on 12/29/2012)
The Real Deal
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This shovel is rock-solid and certainly not some cheap knockoff. The head tightly locks into place in the desired configuration as a shovel or pick. The case is a nice touch and can be attached to a belt if need be. However, the shovel folds to such a compact package that you can easily pack it in your bag of choice.

Mine came used, but in very good condition.
Review by Mark (Posted on 12/19/2012)
German Shovel
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This is a used surplus item. Mine came in good shape. You can feel the quality of this tool when you pick it up. Not a cheap imitation, the real deal. Review by Brian (Posted on 12/14/2012)

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