Chinese military shovel

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    ROFL, there's even a phone number for ordering it.

    To be honest, that shovel looks pretty awkward doing a lot of those things, such as measuring, wiring cutting (if the wire is high up, and thus you can just place the shovel on the ground), rowing (how fast can you go with such a tiny oar?), and can opening (that must take forever...).

    I like the fact that it can chop potatoes though. :)
     
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    Here is a fragment of Victor Suvorovs Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS book

    The whole novel you can read here:

    ÷ïåîîáñ ìéôåòáôõòá --[ éÓÓÌÅÄÏ×ÁÎÉÑ ]-- Suvorov V. Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS
     
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    Come on man you've got to give the shovel some credit. Imagine that you are a soldier behind the enemy lines and the only thing that you could be carrying besides your gun and ration is your trusty shovel. As Zaky's source pointed out soldiers, with the correct training, could be lethal with a spade;). I'm sure it just takes some practice...
     
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    I am impressed. You cann't compare it to the tools that are specifically designed to do specific jobs, like a designated wire cutter and can opener. Those specific tools are uni-taskers and ONLY good at doing ONE job. On the front line, one simply cannot have all the specific tools with him. As an all-in-one multi-tasker, this shovel is multi-functional and easy to use. The swiss army knife is good, but it cannot do the big jobs. This shovel does all the big jobs, which is good.
     
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    not to mention it's so sharp it can cut your head off
    i wonder if it's bulletproof too
     
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    Hell the Swiss army knife's days were number when the Leatherman multi-purpose pocket tool hit the market a couple of years ago. But this Chinese entrenching shovel is the baddest ass I've seen in action.
     
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    Methinks it needs a sheath so you don't hurt yourself falling on it :)
     
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    The German Army troopers swore by the trusty spade in both World Wars, and with good reason too. If one looks at the types of modern melee weapons in current use (bayonet, machete, tomahawk/hatchet, knives, spade) the spade tends to be the most versatile.
     
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