My husband is an avid hunter and compact shovels are a must when he takes off for weeks at a time. This Neurelic carbon steel folding shovel is perfect to toss in his backpack while he is out all day. When fully extended, it measures 16" and not only do you get a shovel, one side of the shovel has a bottle opener, the other a saw and then you can extend a pick. To assemble, it doesn't get easier. you gently screw the handle together, and press a level to allow the pick/shovel to extend into place. You then tighten down the top of the handle that clamps in the shovel head. Once assembled, you can use the tool! He took it out last night and tested it as he does with all his gear and said it is a keeper. The carbon steel allows the dirt to slide right off and the padded handle was comfortable in his hand while digging. The shovel head did a great job. When done, you unassemble and the entire thing fits into a zippered camo pouch. Small, compact, heavy duty, well made and lightweight are words I would use to describe.
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