Is it a machete? Is it an axe? A throwing knife? A saw? A shovel? Yes. The answer is “yes.”
The new Colombian Field Shovel from United Cutlery does all of the above. Based on tools and weapons used in “the darkest, wildest, remotest parts of the world,” this field shovel is fashioned from 1065 high carbon steel for strength and durability.
It’s a great digging tool and features a heavy-duty saw back blade opposite its chopping edge. The handle is made of paracord-wrapped for a firm grip in all conditions. The blade is coated with black oxide for a flat, non-reflective finish. The blade measures 8.5 by 5.5 inches and the tool has an overall length of 17 inches.
The Colombian Field Shovel comes with a heavy duty nylon belt sheath and makes a great addition to a camp kit or bug out bag. It retails for $55.