Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by jordanzwon1, Jun 16, 2019.
anyone know of any smaller camp shovels that are USA made?
what's your price point?
compact steel shovels made in Mexico are going to be under $10.
Ames & True Temper have USA made full size shovels, but not compact
american made tri-fold mil-surp are going to be $20-35
American made compact steel fixed handle shovels are going to be heavy -- frequently with a steel tube for the handle - and pricey.
(Bully Tools, Predator tools)
If you don't mind going vintage there are some interesting entrenching tools on eBay.
If you're looking for a camp shovel but not necessarily one for backpacking here's a couple options.
I'm still hunting for a steel D-handle that I can fit onto a chopped down wood handle shovel.
My plan is to reshape the shovel blade with an angle grinder into a more compact size.
The goal is to get all the components from pieces being thrown out or given away, and not spend a dime.
I'm either weird, cheap, or both, lol.
Not USA made but a heck of a good shovel made by Cold Steel. I've had one almost 20 years.
This one is out of stock, but I am liking it so far.