Trowel/Soil Knife

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Trowel/Soil Knife

Post by Chalkhills » Sat May 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Hi,

Just picked this doo-dad up in Homebase today for £6.99. It seems quite sturdy, stainless blade, saw edge and something on the side that could maybe open a beer bottle (ahem). I'll probably hacksaw off the double prong on the end in favour of a spear tip. We'll see how it goes. I've got more pics if anyone's interested.
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Re: Trowel/Soil Knife

Post by Koala » Sat May 27, 2017 8:39 pm

Very similar to the one I use. Found mine at a car boot for 50p


I like the two prongs. Much less likely to clip a coin.

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Re: Trowel/Soil Knife

Post by Chalkhills » Sat May 27, 2017 9:02 pm

Koala wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 8:39 pm
Very similar to the one I use. Found mine at a car boot for 50p


I like the two prongs. Much less likely to clip a coin.
I never thought that the prongs could prevent potential finds damge, so I'll leave them as is and see how I get on. I actually haven't used one of these before, but I think something like this can be less intimitdating to show potential landowners when you're trying to get permissions in more "manicured" areas.

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Re: Trowel/Soil Knife

Post by tigtog » Sat May 27, 2017 9:10 pm

The slot on the left will cut string and stuff
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Re: Trowel/Soil Knife

Post by Chalkhills » Sat May 27, 2017 9:32 pm

tigtog wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 9:10 pm
The slot on the left will cut string and stuff
LOL, yeah I know, but the first thing that sprung to my mind was "Bottle opener!" -=+:-P

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