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Sapper Shovel - 60 cm
Sapper Shovel - 60 cm
Item no: 403532
Your price : LoginRRP: 59,99 EUR
EAN Number:5704742107045
Brand:Dark Moon
Type:Axe
Colour:Brown
Core:Ø 6 mm Solid Fibreglass Rod
Weight:157 grams / 5,54 oz
Length:60,0
Grip Length:24,0
Head Length:14,0
Head Height:16,0
Handle Circ:13,0
Released:
Material 1:Soft EVA Foam
Material 2:Latex
Release Date:19-11-2020
Universe:Dark Moon

This Shovel Ain’t Made for Diggin’

Dark Moon’s Sapper Shovel is a 60 cm spade made from foam, handcrafted to imitate the Russian MPL-50 entrenching tool for your cosplay or LARP needs. This particular military shovel would have been used not for digging, but for close quarter combat (and sometimes as a cooking tool or paddle)! Their wood handles were polished--not painted--and shaped to perfectly fit in the hand, minimizing the danger of fighting in wet conditions. Our imitation captures this same gritty, dangerous feel.

Constructed from EVA foam around a solid fibreglass rod, this Sapper Shovel is finished with a durable layer of latex to prevent shredding and to give it a realistic, smooth surface. The handle is carved and hand painted to look like real wood grain, while the head has a nice rusted, dirty looking finish.

The shovel’s head is not actually useful for digging or cooking, but it is great for hitting zombies at your favorite post-apocalyptic game! It includes fine, realistic details like nail heads and overlapping plates. Use this improvised weapon against grease gangs, walking dead, and radioactive insects--and look authentically cool in the process.

An Essential Russian Tool

  • Entrenching tools were used in ancient times by Roman legionnaires to dig ditches around their camps
  • The Sapper Shovel, also called the MPL-50, was invented by a Danish officer in 1869
  • The MPL-50 was used by the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and beyond for close combat

  • Strong latex coating with a round fibreglass core
  • Strong Kevlar core tip protection
  • Made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
  • High safety, approved by the top organizations

All latex-coated weapons need a certain degree of maintenance. For this we recommend using maintenance silicone, which can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is an easy spray-on application, 100% pure and acid-free making it safe to apply. We recommend using Maintenance Silicone on a regular basis. It maintains the latex-coat’s flexibility and prevents it from drying out, keeping the product wear and tear resistant.

Store your latex weapons flat or on its pommel--NEVER on its tip. Use a simple sheet or towel lining to prevent it from touching a plastic or rubber surface to prevent your weapon from adhering to other products. Keep your weapons in a cool, dry environment.

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