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Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
on: January 09, 2009, 10:41:10 PM
 :gimme:I saw this on their website and it looks cool, but I heard it's not as good as it's claimed to be. Anyone know about it. I really want one


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 10:43:10 PM
Mike will know about them when some skinny git gets off his butt and orders him one.  ::) :D
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 10:55:20 PM
I'll let you know then said ^^^^^^ skiney git get's off his bottom ::)

For what it's worth I've never heard of any negative reviews :)
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 12:25:14 AM
I actually have played with one at the last Rendevous I went to. Some guy was throwing his at the Hawk block and it was pretty stout. I dont think it would be a bad thing, plus it is a proven design. It has been a copy of the Soviet shovel they have been issuing for years.
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 12:44:07 AM
Thanks. I think I will probably go for it, as it seems like a useful tool to have.


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 07:54:37 AM
I had one, and it's great.  As a weapon, I'd consider it a last ditch thing, but as an emergency or camp shovel it's great.  There's a special technique to using a small shovel like that- first, stab it into the ground to loosen up the dirt, then once it's broken up, scoop it out.  You have to do it that way since there's very little leverage on such a short handle.  I wouldn't want to do any extensive gardening with it, or attempt to shovel my driveway, but for an emergency thing to keep in your trunk or with camping/hiking gear, I doubt you'll find one better.

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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 12:31:48 PM
I doubt you'll find one better.

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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 01:55:27 PM
The Glock Entrenching tool is pretty cool as well.

I can take some pics if you are interested.
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 03:55:45 PM
That'd be great.


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 03:56:53 PM
That'd be great.

I'll try and post some for you later.

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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 09:03:41 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

In the meantime, here is the websie of the Glock http://www.glock.com/english/outdoor_entrench.htm
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009, 09:09:10 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #12 on: January 19, 2009, 09:11:21 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:

No I've just lost the lead, not the whole thing.  :D
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #13 on: January 19, 2009, 10:09:35 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
Couldn't possibly imagine :D
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009, 10:13:38 PM
You can all blame Sue as she was the last one to use it.  ::)
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #15 on: January 19, 2009, 10:19:01 PM
You can all blame Sue as she was the last one to use it.  ::)
I think you missus has enough to put up with (namely you!) without you blaming her for everything so publicly >:( :D
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #16 on: February 09, 2009, 10:19:29 AM
I got one last year, nice stout little sucker. I know several that say it throws well too!
I need to get a sheath for mine, I'll probably get a custom kydex with an attached small
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #17 on: February 09, 2009, 11:32:58 AM
Cool...I like the Glock Shovel :)

How effective is the saw?
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #18 on: February 09, 2009, 06:14:23 PM
Cool...I like the Glock Shovel :)

How effective is the saw?
Better than nothing, but not great :-\
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #19 on: February 09, 2009, 06:22:24 PM
I had one, and it's great.  As a weapon, I'd consider it a last ditch thing, but as an emergency or camp shovel it's great.  There's a special technique to using a small shovel like that- first, stab it into the ground to loosen up the dirt, then once it's broken up, scoop it out.  You have to do it that way since there's very little leverage on such a short handle.  I wouldn't want to do any extensive gardening with it, or attempt to shovel my driveway, but for an emergency thing to keep in your trunk or with camping/hiking gear, I doubt you'll find one better.

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If you like the shovel and are interested in its combative qualities the can I suggest to you the art of Sombo or Sambo.

Russian wrestling form that utilises various forms of "weaponry".  I have studied this whilst at Uni and it was very destructive in its capabilities.  >:D


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #20 on: February 10, 2009, 03:25:10 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
Couldn't possibly imagine :D

Did you find the lead yet Benner?... :pok: ::) :D


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #21 on: February 10, 2009, 06:29:13 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
Couldn't possibly imagine :D

Did you find the lead yet Benner?... (Image removed from quote.) :pok: ::) :D
I believe he's imitating another well known poster :D
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #22 on: February 10, 2009, 07:01:35 PM
After uploading them they looked cack so I need to take some more.

Got to use it last week with all the snow we had.  I was glad I had it.
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #23 on: February 10, 2009, 10:03:26 PM
After uploading them they looked cack so I need to take some more.

Got to use it last week with all the snow we had.  I was glad I had it.
Did you find yourself liking it though ???
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #24 on: February 10, 2009, 10:13:51 PM
Yep, did the job.  :tu:
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #25 on: February 10, 2009, 10:17:20 PM
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #26 on: February 10, 2009, 11:33:03 PM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
Couldn't possibly imagine :D

Did you find the lead yet Benner?... (Image removed from quote.) :pok: ::) :D
I believe he's imitating another well known poster :D

Is the shovel a Barely Grilled signature model? :D


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #27 on: February 11, 2009, 07:18:01 AM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
Couldn't possibly imagine :D

Did you find the lead yet Benner?... (Image removed from quote.) :pok: ::) :D
I believe he's imitating another well known poster :D

Is the shovel a Barely Grilled signature model? :D
How did you guess :o :D
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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #28 on: February 11, 2009, 07:20:45 AM
I have very annoyingly lost the lead for my camera.  >:(  So I have pics for you but sadly can't upload them yet.

Where have I heard that before?   :think:
Couldn't possibly imagine :D

Did you find the lead yet Benner?... (Image removed from quote.) :pok: ::) :D
I believe he's imitating another well known poster :D

Is the shovel a Barely Grilled signature model? :D
How did you guess :o :D

If the Polar Bear hadn't eaten his camera lead we'd have photos by now! >:(


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Re: Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
Reply #29 on: February 11, 2009, 07:22:26 AM
 :D :D
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