Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dutch Army Pioneer Foldable Shovel - Pionierschop Opvouwbaar NL

Dutch Army Green Collapsible Shovel
NSN# 5120-17-055-8698
5120 - Hand Tools, Nonedged, Nonpowered


Light, strong and very versatile. In addition to use as a digging tool is the pioneer collapsible shovel can also be used for heel and cutting.

The pioneer spade comes complete with the original camo holdall, which pioneered the shovel can be easily carried.
Inventor of the pioneer's shovel, the Danish captain of infantry MJB Linnemann (1830-1889), who in 1867 constructed a shovel that was no longer than ½ feet and weighed 700 to 750 grams. Since 1876, the pioneer kick to the equipment of the Dutch military.

The modern, 3-piece pioneer shovel in case belongs in the Royal Army to the basic combat equipment. Usually, the pioneer shovel on the back of the backpack or attached in the middle of the back of the carrier / opsvest.

The pioneer steel shovel is olive green in color, measuring 24 cm in the folded state and the leaf size is 21 by 15.5 cm. The handy shovel weighs 1 kg.

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