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EST Shovel aims to be your ultimate adventure companion with 18 tools in one

EST Shovel aims to be your ult...
The EST Shovel in action
The EST Shovel in action
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The EST Shovel is an adventure tool that is, first and foremost, a shovel
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The EST Shovel is an adventure tool that is, first and foremost, a shovel
The  EST Shovel can be pulled apart and individual tools used as needed
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The  EST Shovel can be pulled apart and individual tools used as needed
The EST Shovel features a serrated edge along one side of the blade to help take on tougher materials and a foam grip for easier handling
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The EST Shovel features a serrated edge along one side of the blade to help take on tougher materials and a foam grip for easier handling
The EST Shovel features a serrated edge along one side of the blade to help take on tougher materials and a foam grip for easier handling
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The EST Shovel features a serrated edge along one side of the blade to help take on tougher materials and a foam grip for easier handling
The EST Shovel is an adventure tool that is, first and foremost, a shovel
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The EST Shovel is an adventure tool that is, first and foremost, a shovel
The EST Shovel in action
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The EST Shovel in action
Currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, EST Gear is offering the EST Shovel for early pledges of US$59
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Currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, EST Gear is offering the EST Shovel for early pledges of US$59
The  EST Shovel can be pulled apart and individual tools used as needed
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The  EST Shovel can be pulled apart and individual tools used as needed
The EST Shovel in action
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The EST Shovel in action
The EST Shovel weighs a very manageable 2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
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The EST Shovel weighs a very manageable 2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
The EST Shovel features a further 17 tools, including knife, spear, bottle opener, fire starter, and wire-cutter
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The EST Shovel features a further 17 tools, including knife, spear, bottle opener, fire starter, and wire-cutter

These days, the capabilities of the humble shovel don't necessarily need to end with digging holes. Over the past few years we've seen crafty gearmakers work all kinds of complimentary bits and pieces into the typical shovel design, ranging from fishing lines to matches to flashlights and many things in between. The latest comes from EST Gear and packs an impressive 18 tools into one, and can be taken apart and packed neatly into a pouch for easy carry into the wilderness.

Currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign, the EST Shovel is an adventure tool that is, first and foremost, a shovel, with a carbon steel spade and military-grade aluminum handle to lighten the load. It features a serrated edge along one side of the blade to help take on tougher materials and a foam grip for easier handling.

The shovel includes a further 17 tools in all, and here is the complete list: an axe, knife, spear, bottle opener, fire starter, wire-cutter, trowel, hexagon wrenches, nail puller, pick, ruler, hook, waterproof storage, screw driver, whistle, compass and rope cutter.

The EST Shovel features a further 17 tools, including knife, spear, bottle opener, fire starter, and wire-cutter
The EST Shovel features a further 17 tools, including knife, spear, bottle opener, fire starter, and wire-cutter

This is an impressive array of functionality, particularly considering the EST Shovel weighs a very manageable 2.5 lb (1.1 kg). Further adding to the portability of this versatile multi-tool is the modular form. This means the shovel can be pulled apart and individual tools used as needed, but also that they can be slipped into a purpose-built carry pouch for transport.

EST Gear is offering the EST Shovel for early Indiegogo pledges of US$59, which includes the carry pouch. If the campaign runs as planned, it hopes to begin shipping in June. You can check out the pitch video below.

Source: EST Gear

Introducing The EST Shovel

3 comments
jd_dunerider
I’d be amazed if the hinge point could stand a lot of axe use, and it’s lacking a way to baton with it because of the saw opposite the blade. If I’m wrong about the hinge, this could be an awesome shovel!
majoros
This is based on classic military shovels existing 30-40 years minimum. Moreover an almost identical one can be bought on Aliexpress for half the price called Pegasi. I am not saying its not a good thing, but hardly new or novel idea and the price tag just simply to high. Its great thing to support startups in innovators, but in this case I think this was a miss.
sam12
This looks like a copy of China’s PLA kit issued since decades ago. https://youtu.be/6ryyAenmzHM