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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great item
Review by powderbob
My second order for this item.Great quality and true German /NATO military sturdy shovel.Like the compact size for my 4 wheeler.Got it for a good price too.My regards to Keep Shooting for having it in stock.
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Better quality than my US AMES Folding Shovels
Review by Ziggy
I already own one of these fine German shovels its dated (BUND 87) and i bought it at a yard sale for 5 dollars, Amazing deal. Well when i saw KeepShooting having a sale on these for only 14.95 I had to buy another, recieved it today and its BUND 02/11, and in like new condition. I also own 4 US Ames folding shovels all great shovels too but in my opinion i believe the German Folding Shovel to be of better quality. If I had to choose between one over the other i would take the German tool. I think i misread some comments i thought that this shovel came with a cover and Alice Clips but either way Still a Great deal.Thank You KeepShooting for the Great Deals and Excellent Customer Service.
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Tough and Handy
Review by GT69
Glad I decided to get this little shovel virtually indestructible handy and compact , fits into my US shovel cover aswell.
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Good quality
Review by TJ
Very solid. Some wears. Great price.
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great tool
Review by Chris
Heavy duty, compact, works as shovel or hoe. Nice case so no snags if packing.
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Great e-tool
Review by Jim
This is a solidly built e-tool. No nonsense German construction. Fully functional with some field wear.
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Great shovel - Will be part of my Car Emergency Kit
Review by David
Small and compact. Great value, with 2 ALICE clips included. Will probably buy a few more later.
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Tri-fold Shovel
Review by Anon
I think everyone should have one of these in their car, and Keepshooting offers them for the best price I've seen out there.
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Might get another
Review by Michael
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.
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Uber Tool!
Review by Curtis
Very High quality. Very little wear. A true Must have at this price
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