If you're working in REALLY small spaces, there are these little tools, I think of some Mediterranean origin, that are the same thing but scaled down and made for pulling render off walls.
Trevor Dunkerley <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Hi Nick,
Yes, they are called entrenching tools and most good army and navy stores
should sell them.
Or, go to EBAY:
or type in entrenching tool and you will find 47 for sale very cheap!
Wouldn't be without mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Corcos"
Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 3:31 PM
Subject: [BRITARCH] Hand mattock?
> I've recently been told that it's possible to obtain tools that are
> effectively little 'hand mattocks', with a flat blade attached to a head
> on a handle like that of a hammer, albeit marginally longer. It strikes me
> that this would be ideal for working in confined spaces where you simply
> can't swing long-handled tools, and I understand that the item in question
> may be a military entrenching tool. Does anyone know where I can get one
> of these, or something similar? Thanks!
> Nick Corcos.
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