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This laser-cut, hand-welded shovel is powder-coated and heat-treated. It's a total 12" long with a 7" long blade, which measures 2 inches across. It features a rubber handle and a diamond-shaped gusset between the handle and blade.

Product Description

This laser-cut, hand-welded, vulcan black shovel is powder-coated and heat-treated. It's a total of 12" long with a 7" long blade, which measures 2 inches across. It features a rubber handle that's tapered for a great grip.

These shovels measure a 50 on the Rockwell scale, which is a scale that describes the hardness of a metal. That translates to ultimate durability, excellent longevity, and superior ground penetration.

Designed specifically for metal detecting enthusiasts, the Sidekick really stands out with its unique design and vibrant color.

The Sidekick is a hand-held version rather than a full-size shovel like the Snubnose, Tombstone, or Nemesis.

The body of the shovel is diamond-shaped instead of round, which makes it three times stronger! It's notched with a diamond-shaped gusset between the handle and the blade for added support, and the serrated edge and tip make digging easier, especially if you encounter any kind of roots or rock.

Grave Digger Tools are made in the USA in small, handcrafted batches. The maker, Eric Wallace, focuses on quality over quantity and pays attention to all the little details.

He began metal detecting after he bought a home built in 1864. Inspired by TV shows that showed people detecting, he purchased a detector and started the hunt. It wasn't long, though, before the shovel he was using broke.

With a background in industrial equipment, he decided to make a few shovels himself.

The rest is history.

  • SKU 889-skblk
  • Quick Look With its two edges serrated, the 7" blade of this black Grave Digger Tools SideKick makes it a compact shovel for close, small time digging.
  • Manufacturer SKU skblk
  • Manufacturer Grave Digger Tools
  • Product Type Shovels
  • Handle Type Standard
  • Digging Tool Type Part
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    • ★★★★★ Excellent digger!

    Review by Mark on March 10, 2021

    This digger is fantastic! It is extremely strong and has a good grip. Would highly recommend to friends and family.
    • ★★★★★ Great digging tool

    Review by Ryan F on October 20, 2020

    Gravedigger tools are very well crafted and durable. When you handle the shovel you can feel the weight of it and the sheer strength. The edges are very sharp and the handle has a large pad which is great for your hands.
    • ★★★★★ Strong, great penetration

    Review by David on February 18, 2020

    I've used this on about 10 digs and very satisfied. Triangular gusset at junction of handle and blade gives you confidence when you lever up the plug.

    Because there is no belly on the sides of this blade, it doesn't cut sideways as well as trowels with belly. But the penetration is excellent, even in packed dry soil, straight in like a spearpoint. I don't cut sideways much with the GD Sidekick but circumcise the plug by repeated penetrations.

    Saws through roots 1/2 inch in one or two downtrokes. With thicker roots I swing the Sidekick like a machete and it severs them in a few blows. This is a very strong, no nonsense tool.

    Also because no "spoon" in this blade it doesn't lift out soil so well as trowels with spoon. But I'll take penetration. You can't go wrong with the GD Sidekick.

    West Virginia
Questions and Answers
  • Posted On: 7/19/2020 By: Niles

    Q: Does it come with a sheath? (or pouch, or holster, etc) Thanks in advance!


    No, the Grave Digger Sidekick does not come with a sheath or holster. 

  • Posted On: 7/17/2020 By: Niles

    Q: Thanks in advance! Does the sidekick come with sheath/pouch/holster? I have not seen any info anywhere about this :( Thanks again, happy hunting!


    No, the Grave Digger Sidekick does not come with a sheath or holster. 

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