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Old 05-10-2010, 09:50   #1
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Chinese Soldier Shovel Multi-Tool

Chinese Soldier Shovel Multi-Tool

I'm pretty ignorant about stuff like this.

What's your take?
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:03   #2
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But wait! There's More!

Make julian fries!
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:21   #3
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The only thing missing is Billy Mays, some Mighty Putty in the handle and if you call in the next 10 minutes we'll double your order! That's right! You'll get 2 Amazing Shovels for the incredible price of only $19.95 each!

All joking aside, it looks somewhat like my Viet Nam era shovel which is quite handy.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:47   #4
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It's a shovel.

Maybe some people haven't seen these before.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:00   #5
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Chinese Soldier Shovel Multi-Tool

I'm pretty ignorant about stuff like this.

What's your take?
Pretty ignorant of how a shovel works?

I want my 8min 46secs back
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:00   #6
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Everyone on my Christmas list is getting two of these.

I especially liked how it sets up tents. That will save me so much time that I can use to just sit at camp while it does all the work.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:13   #7
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And so it goes...

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Underground Combat: Stereophonic Blasting,Tunnel Rats and the Soviet-Afghan War
Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

The search group was armed with knifes, entrenching tools, hand grenades, pistols, and assault rifles. { Note: The entrenching tool was a weapon of choice for Soviet soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Elite forces normally kept a razor-sharp edge on their entrenching tools. }

http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/doc...d/undrgrnd.htm
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Old 05-10-2010, 13:03   #8
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Why are Chinese soldiers eating Spam and drinking champagne to the tunes from a spaghetti Western?
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Pick or Hoe?
Old 05-10-2010, 13:04   #9
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Pick or Hoe?

Pick or Hoe?

But really it's pretty much the same as our last model Wood Handle E-Tool - except ours did have the pick.

The sharp edge? Could put an adge on ours if you wanted to - don't know why - I'd just use my K-BAR or multi tool for anything fancy.

Of course we now have the black piece of crap.
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Old 05-10-2010, 13:09   #10
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Hey SGM... we keep those black pieces of crap in each vehicle... they work very well against Zombies, and even those too stupid to die...
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Old 05-10-2010, 13:45   #11
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Carry a heavy ruck all day then use a short handled e-tool to dig a foxhole for NDP; and people wonder why infantrymen wind up with bad backs.
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Old 05-10-2010, 22:43   #12
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I would have hated to be the grappling hook tester and it looked like it would have taken forever to open that can of ham. It made a pretty neat shield though.
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Old 05-10-2010, 22:47   #13
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And so it goes...

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Underground Combat: Stereophonic Blasting,Tunnel Rats and the Soviet-Afghan War
Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

The search group was armed with knifes, entrenching tools, hand grenades, pistols, and assault rifles. { Note: The entrenching tool was a weapon of choice for Soviet soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Elite forces normally kept a razor-sharp edge on their entrenching tools. }

http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/doc...d/undrgrnd.htm
Worked pretty well for Ola Mize too.

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Old 05-10-2010, 23:31   #14
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And so it goes...

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Underground Combat: Stereophonic Blasting,Tunnel Rats and the Soviet-Afghan War
Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

The search group was armed with knifes, entrenching tools, hand grenades, pistols, and assault rifles. { Note: The entrenching tool was a weapon of choice for Soviet soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. Elite forces normally kept a razor-sharp edge on their entrenching tools. }

http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/doc...d/undrgrnd.htm
In the book "All Quiet on the Western Front" and other sources I have read, during WWI a sharp shovel was the weapon of choice for hand to hand. I am far from being an expert however.
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In the book "All Quiet on the Western Front" and other sources I have read, during WWI a sharp shovel was the weapon of choice for hand to hand. I am far from being an expert however.
I prefer a loaded gun, and don't care if people see that as somehow unfair.

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