Suluk 46 Titanium Trowelsearch

Suluk 46 Titanium Trowel

Suluk 46 Titanium Trowel

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I wasn't as impressed as i thought i'd be with my previous spade - the deuce of spades trowel, so I sought another little shovel for myself and this is the one i chose. i have the small version. and it is VERY nice, i love it.
i've had it for a month and i don't notice it in my bag until i need it. it is thinner than the deuce of spades so cuts into the ground/roots easier. the whole product was abit sharp when it arrived and i sliced my finger on the handle testing it out. i took some light sandpaper to it and smoothed it out all over, including the point at the end abit so it won't make a hole in my day pack.
I actually bought this for everyday use as i help out in a permaculture garden near my work. it is a perfect size making holes to transplant new seedlings into the ground with!
I havent been on a hike since i've had it. My baby son loves to use it when we are in the park, and it seems to work well in hard ground. better than the deuce.
Thanks Suluk 46 - i am very happy with this
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Thanks for your comment, I have the Deuce and find it a little hard to use and was wondering if I were to get a second one if this would be an upgrade
djpr
It is a REALLY well made piece of gear. Since writing this review I have modified it by cutting off the two parts that curl back toward the shovel end, so that it doesn't get caught in the bag/fits better in the pocket. This is because I use it more in soft ground than hard, and don't need the protection :)
Who's started eating a lot so that they can try it out as soon as it arrives?
Received mine earlier this week too.
This is the large trowel
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ChurchillW
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The Suluk 46 Large just arrived. At first I was very surprised at how light and flimsy it felt. the metal is quite thin and it flexes. I applied force to bent it and was surprised at how rigid it is. the metal folds are very well engineered to keep the trowel stable. I dug a hole with it. WOW. I am in disbelief at how well it digs and remains structurally sound given its weight and thin thickness. I am a convert and still amazed at this strength of this trowel. at first I was thinking "$50 for this??" (the total price in Canadian was $50). but after using it I now feel its well worth the money - its trowel high technology! Looking forward to bringing this on a camping trip and digging holes.
What titanium grade is this? I don't see grade specified in product description. This is important - I had grade 2 trowel and it was too soft. Bought Deuce Scoop grade 5 titanium, good trowel and cost less than this btw.
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There is a whole discussion on that Ti grade topic here if you're interested: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/vargo-titanium-dig-tool/talk Shows pros and cons. I went with the Vargo.
geekyhiker
Thanks for the heads up. Very interesting to hear everyone's thoughts.
wow. I just paid $40 for this. I'm awesome.
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It's the poop shovel they took to the moon.
Motorrad
They pooped on the moon?? o.O
Are these posted yet?
I wish my terds were big enough to need a large trowel.
HubeyDoobyDoo
Not to be exact but you should be burying "turds".
Prosaic
Haha, Ultralight is just the community to be exact in! I spelled it "terds" intentionally as a phonetic expression of my local vernacular pronunciation (Australia, south east coast).
Hah. Are people seriously arguing over who made the first crap digger? Just be happy that there are so many options for disposable income.. Comparing crap diggers as art pieces isn't as glamorous as it might appear..
I'm always tempted by clever, shiny lightweight albeit expensive toys like this but I suspect my aluminium snow/sand peg will be of similar weight... and it serves a double function!
I gotta say, I really like this new version, without all the holes in the handle. Steve made this holeless version for me a number of months ago and I have been testing it out. Much much nicer to not have all the holes get filled with mud/dirt.
I have attached a photo I just took with the two trowels next to a water bottle and a Suunto MC2-G compass (and skurka's 2nd edition book as baseline), for size comparisons. And yeah, agree that MD needs to include something in their photos for size comparisons!
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abela
btw, the larger size is the one I ended up liking and using.
abela
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzpvpXkFVPOmZ1VSSjhnaWc1X0E/view To help me decide, I made a printable pdf of the images. Take 4 sheets of paper and staple the ends of the trowels before cutting them out. Because the product images are flat, you have to imagine a bit of depth to the scoop (depth is roughly 5/8" small, 7/8" large).
As has already been established, the Suluk 46 trowel is different than the DoS. I've been using the Suluk 46 trowel and a couple other S46 products for a few years now and have been beyond satisfied. Not sure if you've caught the Suluk 46 youtube channel or Instagram, but it's also pretty entertaining. And its a small business local to my great nation - Awesome! Two thumbs up, massdrop!
Danny/Massdrop... it would REALLY be helpful to get pictures with context for size. Many products here fail to show comparative size and it's annoying ;)
Thanks!
The difference is the material the trowel is constructed with. Titanium is more expensive than aluminum and has greater strength.
wow, what a blatant ripoff of the Deuce of Spades. I think Massdrop should end this drop and do one for the original product.
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Enraged
You do realize that you are a fool, right?
Enraged
I took a soda can and cut it and bent it and folded it and scooped dirt with it. I'm the real inventor of the trowel. You owe me money. Thanks. And now I have to poop.
Cool... So he managed to reinvent the Deuce of Spades trowel for almost the same weight, needlessly made of titanium, and at twice the price?
Can't wait!
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You articulated Macro Theory quite well. Sadly taking the long view isn't a thing with a large portion of my compatriots. It doesn't surprise me in the least the respondent taking the opposing view was a small business owner.
So it's like, Reaganomics was actually a good thing because the sweatshop owners and foreign manufacturers that benefited off the 1%'s outsourcing of American labor had a greater and more positive global socioeconomic impact than if murican's kept their yobs?
American trickle down economics was good for... China thus good for teh world?
That's just madness sir. Who do you think you are, Arthur Laffer ?