Anyone Here Actually OWN A Chinese Military Shovel ???
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I guess I could wait until the Chinese army invades and acquire one then as a battlefield pick up...if you know what I ...
October 26th, 2012 03:09 PM
October 26th, 2012 03:40 PM
Look! It'll chop down a tree, cut a metal pipe in half, and will still cut a tomato with ease! And for a limited time, you get not one, but TWO chinese war shovels for the low low price of $2.19! This do it all tool will replace an entire garage of tools! Save space, time and money all at the same time! Act now, as quantities are limited to 47 billion units!
Seriously though, I'm not so hot on the idea. I have the US issue version. Same basic thing, but with a locking nut for the angle adjustment. The little bit of slack between the handle and the head makes using it a pain. The wiggle that it has makes digging a wrist-spraining affair. It makes a decent ax if you are cutting tiny 1/2" branches. Otherwise, use a pocket knife, its quicker. When using it as an ax, the free play makes the vibration absorb impact, so it isnt very effective, and it hurts. Still, in a survival situation, its a decent tool for the weight of it. I havent used this exact version, but the one I have is pretty much the same idea.
Last edited by kb2wji; October 26th, 2012 at 03:49 PM.
Reason: carried away, forgot to actually answer OP question
October 26th, 2012 03:49 PM
Best I can do is a vintage US Army entrenching tool.
Anyone Here Actually OWN A Chinese Military Shovel ???
October 26th, 2012 04:14 PM
Probably MADE in China...
Originally Posted by wmhawth
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
October 26th, 2012 04:31 PM
I would think we could get one from the NATO Troops after they invade the USA.
Should be plenty of them to go around once they get settled in as Peace Keepers.
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October 26th, 2012 05:01 PM
Bought one, took it back. Couldn't read the instructions.
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October 26th, 2012 05:40 PM
October 26th, 2012 06:14 PM
I don't have a Chinese shovel, but I do have a Chinese Coca Cola. You dig, I'll watch and sip my Coke.
Actually it was an interesting video, and if they'd skinned a squirrel with it I'd even be more impressed.
I'd say a good product for a survival type tool.
October 26th, 2012 11:19 PM
The additional tools which were interesting, and easily added in manufacturing:
Wire tightener; and
Most if not all of the other uses are just creative and attainable with other multi-tools. Most of the list above would be accomplished with my Leatherman other than a hammer and a nail puller, which I could improvise.
Can't beat the darn Soundtrack though! A real 1960's Western..........I kept thinking John Wayne was going to stroll onto the set.
October 27th, 2012 02:21 AM
What caliber do they come in??????
Originally Posted by Rock and Glock
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American AttorneySecond Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791
and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
October 27th, 2012 04:43 AM
The Glock looks interesting.
I know that the GERBER is a true POS.
The COLD STEEL is decent and lots cheaper but, lacking in any real multi use functionality.
I've not seen the SOG or heard much of anything about it.
The Chinese MIL is not cheap. You would think that it would be since it's Made In China but, it's $85.00 & that is direct from China.
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October 27th, 2012 10:30 AM
Looks to be a decent tool. I have the US issue E tool that works ok, but this has many more features. Not sure if I would use them all while camping, ect but pretty cool. Imagine that , stuff not designated for export isn't crap. If you seriously want one I have a source that may be able to get one cheaper.
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October 27th, 2012 10:51 AM
Oh no, not a shovel caliber war!!!!!
Originally Posted by Crowman
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October 27th, 2012 10:16 PM
I just tried to track down the weight of your Chinese shovel - I couldn't ever find it. The Glock only weighs 24 oz though...........
November 9th, 2012 03:52 PM
I dunno, it seemed pretty solid to me in that blurry 360p video haha. Seriously though the idea is pretty good, and it did -look- effective. Who's to say they don't have a better locking cam or something than the U.S. version. As much as we hate to admit it, the quality of a lot of Chinese products are going up, and something for their own use I could see being better built than something for U.S. export.
Originally Posted by kb2wji
Don't quote me on this, but I might spring for one just to try it out and let everyone know. Kinda spendy but if it -does- end up being decent, it won't be a bad thing to add to the emergency prep kit.
Edit: You know, while it may be an unlikely scenario, that it could support their body weight for climbing would seem to indicate it's at least a strong piece of equipment. Yeah I know, they aren't as heavy as the average American, but it does lend some support for it.
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