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#238719 - 01/05/12 07:30 PM Re: Cold Steel Shoved used to split wood [Re: Chisel]
JerryFountain Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 418
Loc: St. Petersburg, Florida
Originally Posted By: Chisel
This thread reminds me of a survival tool that was used in the show ( Man, woman and wild). The guy had something like a hatchet, but he used it as a small shovel, and even as a flat pan for baking something over fire.

Cold steel shovel may be able to do that too, but have you seen something a bit smaller and stronger ??


How about the Woodsmans Pal? A short "machete" with a brush hook and a shovel end. A great general purpose tool, but I would NEVER use it for cooking on except in the most extreme. It would loose temper and not be useful again for all the more important purposes (like keeping the fire going).



#238729 - 01/05/12 08:44 PM Re: Cold Steel Shoved used to split wood [Re: roberttheiii]
Pete Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1372
Well ... that Chinese shovel is piece of work, isn't it?
I may have to buy one ... just so I can use it to dice vegetables in the kitchen for an omelette. I'd love to see my kids faces. Hahaha ! But the background music in the Chinese video has really GOT to go. It's like the official media in China are still living in the era of "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke".

Slightly more seriously ... I'll stick with my Cold Steel shovels. But I might try using them to dice potatoes for French fries :-)


#238732 - 01/05/12 09:18 PM Re: Cold Steel Shoved used to split wood [Re: roberttheiii]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3544
Loc: USA
Without a hinge, I'd expect the Cold Steel shovel to be stronger. I'm willing to carry a separate knife, saw, bottle opener, wire cutter etc. to have a good shovel that won't break easily.

#238742 - 01/05/12 10:36 PM Re: Cold Steel Shoved used to split wood [Re: KenK]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: KenK
BTW, the REAL reason I bought a Cold Steel shovel ... when I go camping, its perfect for managing charcoal for the dutch oven.

Me too. I don't carry it most of the time, unlike my ax which comes on most winter journeys.
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#238770 - 01/06/12 07:04 AM Re: Cold Steel Shoved used to split wood [Re: Pete]
Bingley Offline

Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1469
Originally Posted By: Pete
But the background music in the Chinese video has really GOT to go. It's like the official media in China are still living in the era of "Bonanza" and "Gunsmoke".

Hey, I like the epic music! It makes me want to mount up and ride out into the sunset, armed with nothing more than the veggie-chopping, potato-dicing, wire-cutting, earth-measuring, wall-grappeling, wood-sawing Chinese military shovel.

By the way, did anyone check whether the Chinese military actually uses it? I have the suspicion it's just the invention of some clever civilian fellow over there, and he knows how to market the shovel.

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