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Sapper Shovel

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This Shovel Ain’t Made for Diggin’ Dark Moon’s Sapper Shovel is a 60 cm spade made from... more
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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
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23 Mar 2022

Krieg would be proud.

Small and compact, the Sapper Shovel is a lovely piece of kit for any engineer, sapper or Krieg soldier. The shovel blade is firm and dependable, the handle is on the shorter side but entirely manageable. My only down note would be it's rather easy to lose a grip on in a fight, however it's excellent for combat nonetheless for shovel enthusiasts. And will come in handy when disposing of the corpse afterwards...

19 Sep 2021


Really like the sapper shovel! Will go perfectly with my Soviet inspired LARP character. However, the ‘rust’ doesn’t look all that great, and I personally would’ve preferred it having no rust. An option for ‘no rust’ would be great!

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