The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

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The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Irwin J. Finster » Tue May 03, 2011 3:14 am

Just stumbled upon the Crovel (Crowbar-Shovel-and more Multi Tool) any info on this one? Does anyone have one? Any thoughts? I think it's kind of neat if the quality is good.

Anyway check it out here:

http://www.survivaloutdoorgear.com/prod ... d=54176372
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Sealegs » Tue May 03, 2011 6:30 am

The American 'Wonder shovel'! :lol:

Seriously though. It's 5lbs and change, costs $85 and will be a bitch to use in most of it's intended roles.. If it's going into the car, it'll be cheaper to buy most of the tools it is intended to replace. If you are carrying it into the great wild yonder, good luck..

Just imagine trying to dig with a shovel that has a crowbar head poking out the side of the handle. Or, sheath not withstanding, using it as a crowbar when the leverage end can hurt you should whatever cover ot comes with fail..

I've wanted a Chinese wonder shovel for my collection and I'm thinking this would make a fine pairing. Also, whats up with the exposed threading by the end that goes into the dirt?
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by charlie rain » Tue May 03, 2011 7:36 am

It looks like they took a hint from a standard military entrenching tool. The collar immediately below the shovel head can screw down, allowing the shovel to flop over. This means that you can fold it down against the handle and reduce the overall length, or fold it down to a right angle and retighten the collar, changing it from a shovel to a short hoe.
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Fletch » Tue May 03, 2011 7:47 am

*dig*
*digdig*
*DIGDIGDIGDIG*
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by ejnogarb » Tue May 03, 2011 11:49 am

Eh, I'll pass on this. I've used nice e-tools with serrated edges, and they just don't compare to a real saw (e.g. sven saw). You need more length and a thinner blade to saw through something with any effect. It looks like it would be very awkward to use such a long tool as a hammer, as well.

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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Sealegs » Tue May 03, 2011 12:08 pm

charlie rain wrote:It looks like they took a hint from a standard military entrenching tool. The collar immediately below the shovel head can screw down, allowing the shovel to flop over. This means that you can fold it down against the handle and reduce the overall length, or fold it down to a right angle and retighten the collar, changing it from a shovel to a short hoe.
Yeah, but usually you don't have exposed thread, you have a snug fitting extension hinding and protecting the threads. Getting them dinged up, dirty and filled with sand and general crap will put a serious dent in the whole allowing the shovel to flop over affair. :lol:
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Dogan » Tue May 03, 2011 12:11 pm

It's a nice idea and a fair concept, with poor to middling execution.
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by ninja-elbow » Tue May 03, 2011 12:21 pm

Looks cludgy and slightly unuseful. Too much going on in one tool.
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by AeroNautiCal » Tue May 03, 2011 8:36 pm

That's one of the funniest lash-up's I've ever seen. Image

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Are they seriously trying to patent that! :shock:
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Blacksheep » Thu May 19, 2011 3:45 am

another potential issue is, it looks like the sharpened edge goes from one corner around the tip to the beginning of the saw teeth... sounds like grounds for a double edged weapon... assuming its a no no in your state...

they actually try to market it as a grappling hook.. on a small loose bush, on a minor hill
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admittedly I do like the handle design, but a sharped edge makes not inflicting harm on yourself rather tricky
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Frank » Thu May 19, 2011 3:50 am

make it cost 1/3rd of MSRP, then cut off the hammer end and we might have a deal
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Blacksheep » Thu May 19, 2011 10:17 pm

they also show how to use it as a seat.... now dont get me wrong, thats cool and all.. but I was taught at a early age,
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Bishop Drake » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:42 am

To be fair the guy that invented it is the same one that shot his thumb off while NGC was filming "Doomsday Preppers". He's not really working with a full deck to begin with...
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by survivaljoe » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:48 am

Bishop Drake wrote:To be fair the guy that invented it is the same one that shot his thumb off while NGC was filming "Doomsday Preppers". He's not really working with a full deck to begin with...
He said the gun did it.
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Tetra Grammaton Cleric » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:03 am

The Crovel Extreme comes with a zombie killing spike accessory now...

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I think Greenbeetle's chinese wonder shovel might get my money when I replace my shitty folding shovel.

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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:26 am

survivaljoe wrote:
Bishop Drake wrote:To be fair the guy that invented it is the same one that shot his thumb off while NGC was filming "Doomsday Preppers". He's not really working with a full deck to begin with...
He said the gun did it.
Case in point, not working with a full deck...
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Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

Post by Blacksheep » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:02 am

I had my accident with my .45 so I don't have room to mock him but at least I own up to my mistake and try to use it as an exAmple to reach others ... on national tv no less he claimed it wasn't his fault .... his thumb was over the muzzle
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