The NEW DEUCE® Ultralight Backpacking Trowel is now made in three models - each different in thickness, size and weight - but all are crazy-lightweight and made of extremely strong US-made aerospace grade 7075-T6 aluminum.
#1 - .45oz - 6.5"x2.4" - for weight fanatics only - those willing to work with the ins and outs of their gear to get the most out of it (be sure to see the directions in the photo section)
#2 - .60oz - 6.8"x2.5" - the new and improved version of our incredibly popular Deuce of Spades, our original groundbreaking *ahem* trowel that was the first in the world that could be used upside down for difficult ground (see Advanced Techniques photo above).
#3 - .97oz - 8"x2.6" - our full-sized trowel - bigger and stronger, a real beast that digs and prys easily, fast and comfortably - even in difficult rocky ground. Yet it weighs a fraction of what other full sized trowels weigh.
New Improved Design
All new 2018 Deuces® feature four teeth on the leading edge of the blade that are just right for slicing small roots as you run into them at the bottom of your hole and for making progress in hard clay (a dirt type that's vexing for anything but a pickaxe). The teeth are also FIELD MAINTAINABLE - you can resharpen them with a rock. Also new, the handle has small ripples to improve friction and grip.
About our Manufacturing
Please note that some colors and models are made in the US and some are made in Korea by DAC (the premier tent pole maker in the world BTW). The quality and lifetime guarantee is exactly the same regardless of where your Deuce is manufactured. A quick glance at the photo or the color name, or the last bullet point once you've clicked on a color, will tell you where that exact model/color you've selected is manufactured. At The TentLab, we include the manufacturing location because we pride ourselves on being 100% honest and transparent.