Michael Mantion
for $109 I would buy a wjq-308
if I just want a basic shovel to kill zombies and chop down small trees I will get a Coldsteel Special Forces Shovel for $20
that said i do like the design of this and see many advantages to both the above mentioned. It just isn't worth 100 bucks to me.
I can see somebody using this against other people and not zombies.
Toffe Carling
Is it just me or is the blade of this cool but expensive shovel made by casting? It should break too easily if its not a properly forged steel blade.
Tonghowe Seeto
Unbelievable! This guys is a complete joke
This is a complete rip-off of the Chinese Military Shovel which they have for years!
Guys, guys, guys....sheesh, did you read the whole article and watch the video?! Haha...I admit, I'm a self proclaimed GearHead / gear-a-holic and I've been tracking this thing from day 1. I mean no disrespect, but you gotta give this American made piece of awesomeness some respect here. (great article / review by the way)
First, COLD "STEAL" (because they rip off everyone in the knife/tact industry) has nothing on this. The material alone is 4140 Chromoly. That's 2x heat treated steel guys - and as the videos have demonstrated, that material takes a MASSIVE beating and holds a crazy edge. Hence, the cost. I'll take the quality of this one shovel, over buying who knows how many cheapo E-tools from China...or worse, cold steal.
Adrian Akau
The tree he cut was mostly rotten wood. I have not seen any zombies except on TV programs. Why make a weapon out of a shovel? A small hatchet would do a better job of cutting wood. I do like the musical sound that comes from the shovel when striking something solid; it is like a bell. However, I could purchase a small bell for much less than $109.99. The video was entertaining.
Bryan Paschke
@Tonghowe Seeto: actually, overall, I think I would rather have the chinese military spade you just showed...it's not as shiny, but it has a LOT more functionality.
Jon A.
The Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel is a pretty sturdy piece of kit, definitely good enough, and much cheaper than this. You can also get a very handy cover for it.
Gerber makes some very nice, ultra-durable shovels in the 30-50 dollar price range. They're not throwing weapons, but who cares?
I don't really want to spend $100 on a shovel that's going to come back from camping beat up and filthy anyway.
Stephen N Russell
Soviet Spetnaz have similar shovels for combat missions & show many ways to use as a weapon.
re; Adrian Akau
Hatchets are terrible at digging holes but a shovel can make a passable hatchet and is much lighter than carrying both.