Mil-Tec of Germany has been producing military reproduction and new military style equipment for years. This folding shovel with pick is one of the more recent production items by Mil-Tec and it is based on the successful USGI entrenching tool shovel blade. Taking this combat proven shovel blade design and melding it with a German military shovel that featured a folding pick, Mil-Tec has produced a shovel that is best in class.
With off road sports becoming increasingly popular, a shovel with these features could become an essential tool for your vehicle. Most shovels are simply shovels, whereas this shovel can be used as a saw or a pick to deal with more obstacles. With the blade and pick folding up against the handle the profile of this shovel also allows you to save vital cargo space for other essentials.
It is, like so many in this range, a real rattle trap. Seems solid enough, though. Certainly as well made as any other on the market in this price range.
Well made with a hardwood handle and the metal is heavy gauge. Can actually do work without fear of breaking. Locking mechanism is sturdy and easy to use for shovel or pick and should hold up to hard use.Think the price is very fair and a new Etool to boot. Recommended highly.