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Type of shovel for relic hunting.

Rick W

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I started out using an Army shovel. A real US folding Army shovel is almost indestructible. For deep targets, a "drain spade" works good, and is effective for all depths. Most hardware stores have these and they and they are not expensive.


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That one looks like it would be decent enough. I have had excellent service with Radius brand of shovels. They have a wide selection including one labeled for metal detecting. I have it, their Root Slayer(large & small) & 2 types of their hand trowels. They are a little less expensive than that $65 one.


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We've broken 3 army shovels. My brother still uses one, taped up. I've been using the Lesche Piranha for the last 5 years. Still holding up.


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I’ve had really good luck with the short handle root slayer. The weight is good and the radius of the upper handle is comfortable.



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I use a predator tool I think mine is called little eagle. I have had it for years. I won it here on findmall in a forum contest years ago.