Steel Folding Trowel, 8 3/4″ Review

Stainless Steel Folding Trowel

This is a simple, compact, foldable trowel.

Pretty heavy for it’s small size.

Works consistently.

Sheath is durable.

Packs easily in just about any nook and cranny in your pack.


Gerber E-Tool Folding Spade Review

Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool Folding Spade with Serrated Blade

Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool Folding Spade with Serrated Blade

I was looking for a folding shovel to take on hikes and was stuck between varying criteria:

– Wooden handled shovels are both light and durable, but cumbersome to pack
– heavier folding shovels are durable and semi-compact, but heavy
– lighter folding shovels are….lighter and compact, but lack durability. Continue reading

Estwing E3-FF4 Splitting Axe, 14-Inch Review

Estwing E3-FF4 Splitting Axe, 14-Inch

Considering how small this axe/maul is, it’s pretty amazing who well it splits wood.

The blade is sharp and angles out ridiculously wide, with a sledgehammer-like round back, so when splitting especially large diameter wood, you can use another hammer to push the blade in further if you can split the wood in a single blow. Continue reading