Shovels are a lot of things, but complicated isn’t one of them. They are a straightforward tool designed simply to move dirt quickly and easily. While the simple design makes these easy to use, it conversely makes it hard for designers to add utility to shovels without making them clunky. Somehow, the folks at CRKT have managed to achieve the feat of a simple yet more versatile shovel with their Trencher.
The blade on this shovel comes equipped with a wood saw on one side and a beveled edge on the other built to dig through tough soil, rocks, and roots. With an updated handle built from steel and polypropylene, this thing can do serious work digging a hole without ripping up your hands. CRKT includes a nylon sheath with each shovel so you store it safely after a day of work. Prices are set at $100. [Purchase]