M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath
  • M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath
  • M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath
  • M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath

M48 Tactical Shovel Entrenchment Tool with Axe Blade And Sheath


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  • Multifunctional field tool is so much more than mere "shovel"
  • Head cast from tempered stainless steel
  • Black oxide coating boosts corrosion resistance
  • Ultratough glass-fiber-reinforced nylon handle
  • Sharpened edges for chopping, sawing, more
  • Includes custom nylon sheath
  • Overall length: 16 1/4"

M48 is proud to offer the ultimate tactical shovel - a multitalented field tool that cuts, chops, saws, digs and even fends off attackers! Built to withstand vigorous use in punishing conditions, it features a cast stainless steel head - tempered for strength and flexibility and black oxide coated for exceptional corrosion resistance. Each edge is uniquely shaped and sharpened for maximum cutting versatility; concave beveling on one side yields potent chopping power, while serrations on the opposite edge make quick work of sawing jobs. The edges converge to a form a bitter, penetrating point. Like the head, the Tactical Shovel's handle is virtually indestructible, made of advanced glass-fiber-reinforced nylon. Perfect for camping and other outdoor activities, light chopping or even emergency self-defense!

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Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 4.70 out of 5
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A satisfied customer
Jun 02, 2015
(4 out of 5)
Very good

As a shovel, this is a fine specimen. Its sharp point easily cuts through dirt and the serration tears up tough roots, a problem I have dealt with many a time. It is very sturdy and I would not doubt it has very good potential as a self defense tool. My only complaint is the small protrusions in the middle of the handle make it impossible to choke up on the handle without letting go. Other than that, I am very happy to own this fine product and my compliments go to United Cutlery for its creation.


May 19, 2015
(5 out of 5)
This is a must have

For the money, this is a great tool to have in your collection. It's built solid, but still light weight enough for backpacking. This is a shovel, an ax, a saw, and, best of all, a pretty formidable weapon for close quarters hand to hand, or fending off pesky predators. All this for only $40 makes it my best buy.


Jan 31, 2015
(5 out of 5)
not bad

not a bad product at all feels nice and heavy I use for metal detecting and camping as well I definitely recommend this


Nov 17, 2014
(3 out of 5)
Cool but SMALL

this thing is very cool but very small as well..


Apr 21, 2014
(5 out of 5)
M48 Tac Shovel

This is a great product like many that I have received from BudK. I have beat the crap out of this thing against trees and dug surprisingly deep holes in a matter of minutes. This shovel is amazing and I strapped right next to my M48 Tomahawk on my Tactical Bug Out bag.


Mar 06, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Best Tactical Shovel Out There

One of the best purchases I have made for my Bug Out Bag, hands down! The only way to describe this shovel would be BAD A$$. The compact size is perfect and it seems like it is very durable and could handle a lot.


Gabe Garcia
Jan 24, 2014
(5 out of 5)
Holy F**K!

Holy crap this shovel is awesome all though the handle could be a little longer bud other than that its cool but my sister is afraid of it(not a bad thing).


Dec 24, 2013
(4 out of 5)
Best thing ever

I got this today and went out and dug up frozen ground like nothing I would highly recommend this to a friend


Zane Morr
Dec 02, 2013
(5 out of 5)

The head is smaller then i thought but it looks mean and came sharp love it.


Devin Baxter
Nov 17, 2013
(5 out of 5)

You can kill critters with it and you can bury critters with it!


Sep 03, 2013
(5 out of 5)

After watching the video I think they should have named it The Gallagher. I'm going to by two of these one for me and one for my brothers Christmas present.


Aug 28, 2013
(5 out of 5)
The best shovel you can get!

I really love the feel and grip. I'm also happy that it doesn't collapse like most survival shovels do, so I don't have to worry about it doing so by accident. You can chop down small branches with it too! It's a must have!


aaron collier
Aug 27, 2013
(5 out of 5)

it came out just as promised although i imagined it bigger but overall very work the buy it was shipped very fast and came pretty sharp


Aug 19, 2013
(4 out of 5)

This weapon I like a lot, it has a very good feel to it as well as great grip. I've ordered a shovel before that wasn't too great but this 1 is better. The blade itself is a bit smaller then I'd like but to me it feel like I'm swinging a smaller axe. This weapon hits very hard which so what I like most.


Jul 11, 2013
(5 out of 5)
Tactical Shovel

Everything I thought it was going to be & more. Great for digging & self defense use!!


Jul 10, 2013
(5 out of 5)



joe friedl
Jun 27, 2013
(4 out of 5)
Good But To Small

It is good quality, but my true Army Issue trifold shovel is the size you want to be functional in a real world survival situation. The trifold chops much faster, digs much faster, the case is rubber with snaps and is ALICE and MOLLE compatible. Its just heavier thats my only complaint. The M 48 is nice to have around for playing around but its not on my pack. If you can get an original goverment issue like mine, get it. if you cant this is much better then the Glock shovel and the cheaper immitation trifold shovels out there.


Jun 16, 2013
(5 out of 5)
Cool Shovel

i like this shovel/knife.The shovel came in sharp as a razor and digs very well.


Jun 12, 2013
(5 out of 5)
Great Product

This is a great product. Light weight but still heavy duty. Great for a hiking bag. I own most of the M48 gear and have been very impressed. When used within it's means, this is one versatile tool. No hiking bag would be complete with out it.


May 08, 2013
(5 out of 5)

This is one sweet shovel! Although I would say this is more suitable for lopping the heads off of zombies than for digging foxholes, but it's nice that it will do both! I've been very pleased with the M-48 line so far, now I just need that spear! In short, buy it, you won't regret it!


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