Consider yourself very lucky if the only thing digging at your spot entails is sticking a shovel into the earth and having it come up with a heaping scoop of dirt. Unfortunately for us, a heavy session with a pick is absolutely mandatory to break up our rock hard clay before we even think about digging it. Over the last seven years we’ve been through over half a dozen different picks/mattocks from a variety of different manufacturers. Though they’ve all been slightly different, there’s one thing that they’ve all had in common. They’ve been absolutely brutal on our bodies, especially…
I’m sure by now you all are aware of the affinity I have for my katana machete. It’s my go to tool for cutting things back, clearing the way for new lines, or anything else that requires having the shit chopped out of it. If it were up to me everybody at the trails would be armed with one. That way when the time arose for some serious clearing we’d all be able to work together on it. Ol’ Jakey Jake had other ideas though. Rather than purchasing a tool we already had, he decided to try out something different….
It doesn’t matter that there’s only one riding clip in here. What does matter is what looks to be a custom all steel shovel that they are using. I’m very intrigued! It reminds me of the Fiskars shovel that we have but in a transfer shovel form. Anyone know these dudes?
Coming off the purchase of the very well designed digging shovel I was curious to look at what else Fiskars was putting out. They have a lot more than you think! We had recently broken the handle of our only rake about a third of the way off, so what better reason to buy another orange handled tool! (Editors note: We broke it the rest of the way off making a splint to hold this assholes leg together.)
After about a year of digging with the cheap fiberglass shovels I somehow stumbled across this beast. I was ordering something on Amazon and for some reason (probably boredom) just started searching shovels. Most of the results were the same thing you’d find in the big hardware stores. Then I saw something I had never seen before, the Fiskars Long Handle Digging Shovel! I just thought they made scissors, turns out they make one badass shovel.