|Item Weight||2.55 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.4 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||30-000075|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Limited lifetime warranty|
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Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade, Serrated Edge [30-000075]
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Folding Spade is a collapsible digging tool that has a serrated blade edge for chopping and sawing roots a built in glass-filled nylon handle with a powder-coated ed steel spade head and a 7075 aluminum shaft and an overall length of 23.75. ATTRIBUTES Overall Length (inches): 23.75 Special Features: 1/2 Head is Serrated
The Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool with Serrated Blade is a sturdy and durable folding spade constructed from high-quality and reliable materials. With a serrated edge on half the blade to give you extra digging power, this entrenching tool folds small for easy transport and unfolds to 2 feet for use in the garden, outdoors, hunting, or on the job.
The compact Gerber E-Tool is easy to pack for camping or hunting, take to work, or store in your shop or shed. View larger.
A locking mechanism will keep the Gerber E-Tool open when in use, helping keep you safe during shoveling. View larger.
Durable Construction for Heavy-Duty Use
Crafted with a powder coated boron carbon steel spade, the Gerber E-Tool can withstand extensive use in a variety of environments. The virtually indestructible glass-filled nylon handle features an open design, giving you room for a firm grip and increased leverage. The anodized 7075 aluminum shaft also gives this entrenching tool strength and durability.
Compact and Lightweight for Easy Portability
At just over 2 pounds and measuring 9.37 inches in length when closed, the Gerber E-Tool is easy to pack in to campgrounds or hunting sites, take to work, or store in your shop or shed. Its small size also works well in compact spaces where a regular size shovel won't fit.
Serrated Edge Adds Functionality
One side of the spade is serrated to give you extra power when digging in tough environments. Use it to saw through grass, plants, and undergrowth or for cutting into ice or hard dirt. The shape of the blade also helps this Gerber E-Tool enter the ground more easily.
Locks Open for Added Stability
A locking mechanism will keep the Gerber E-Tool open when in use, helping keep you safe and protected when you apply pressure during shoveling. Simply turn the ridged knob that wraps around the shaft to secure the E-Tool in the open position.
About Gerber: A History of Innovation
Savvy. Moxie. Craftsmanship. Attention to detail. These are just a few of the company traits that have contributed to Gerber's emergence as a world leader in outdoor gear. Joseph Gerber started Portland, Oregon's Gerber Advertising back in 1910, and one Christmas, he hired a local knife-maker to craft 25 sets of kitchen cutlery as client gifts. The knives were so popular Mr. Gerber ultimately left his agency to launch Gerber Legendary Blades in 1939.
It makes sense, really. An idea man gets the idea of a lifetime and turns it into a major outdoor brand--one that commands respect among knife lovers and knife makers alike. And now that same high regard is spreading in new directions, in the form of many outstanding products such as tools, personal L.E.D. lighting, and more.
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Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool with Serrated Blade.
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I saw the listing for this updated version while checking out other camping stuff on Amazon.com. As usual, I checked out a few video reviews on YouTube, and figured this product was worth a little research. I was impressed to find that this shovel/spade/pick had been adopted by NATO, and even more impressed to find out the United States Marine Corps was issuing this same item to all Marines. I liked that all the components are fabricated in Finland and Sweden, then assembled here in the USA. The price was also pretty good in light of the high quality of the product.
Now to the nuts and bolts: This thing is built like a tank, but weighs in at only around 40 ounces. The glass filled poly whatever-the-hell-it-is handle and shaft weigh next to nothing but are absolutely rigid and wiggle free. The serrations along the one edge are wicked sharp as they are right out of the box. I did touch up all edges with a file for more efficient digging and root cutting. At this point I feel this product is going to be a permanent addition to my regular hiking pack, and would be indispensable for self defense in the event of a zombie apocalypse. (Seriously, I whacked though a three inch tree in about two minutes!)
I really liked the re-design of the handle/shaft aspect. The blade locks into either the shovel position or the pick position with a few spins of the handle. I'll be damned if I can figure out how they made the locking mechanism telescope into the locking position the way it does, but then again, I don't need to. I just like how it works.
The shovel does not come with a case/cover, though they do list the part number to order one from Gerber. For me: Screw that. This shovel has exactly the same foot print as the older all metal version, so I just left my old Vietnam era shovel case clipped to my pack and plopped this awesome new version in there.
I hate to sound like a grumpy old fart, but I've gotten tired of "new" and "better" proclamations for the various gadgets and gizmos promoted for hiking and camping. I also hate to be out on the trail packing extra weight if I don't need to. This thing is new, and better, and lighter than the item it replaces. It is an extremely solid build, with tight lock up and rigid construction.
I'll keep my old all metal version for putzing around in the garden, but this new Gerber product is now part of my "must take" list for camping.
I used this shovel to dig 225 feet of trench for a drainage system in my 30 inch crawlspace. The trench was 14 to 16 inches deep and 12 inches wide. I was on my knees or belly for most of the work. The shovel was perfect for the job. Once locked into position it stayed there-no constant resetting and retightening. It's light. It remained sharp throughout the work and in addition to digging I used it to hack out roots from nearby oak and camphor trees that had spread under the house. A great shovel and solidly made. If you need something like this is the one to buy. And, it folds up into a very small, manageable size and combined with its light weight it would work well for camping should you need it for that.