Shovel Multi-tool: Dig, Chop, Pound, Saw, Cut

Meet the SPARtool, a small, burly shovel with a sharpened edge, pry bar, and a saw, all in one.


Invented by Stewart Yeoh as a lightweight, versatile implement designed to “perform any outdoor or survival task,” the shovel-multitool looks perfect for stowing in a truck for odd and unexpected jobs.

The SPARtool has a 6″x 8″ shovel head with integrated chopping edge, saw blade, and a bottle opener. The 1075 carbon steel and Zytel handle are topped with a flat pry bar, hammer, and 4″ pick that functions as a handle for digging and sawing.

SPARtool 2

Perhaps most interesting, the 22″ tool weighs in at just 2 lbs, 15 oz. Not bad for a what appears to be a pretty burly implement.

This multi-tool obviously won’t take the place of a purpose-built axe or shovel. But for small and unexpected tasks, it looks like an invention that could help get you and your vehicle out of a jam.

Learn more on the brand’s Kickstarter page, where you can pick up your own SPARtool for $120.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.