in 1998, the tool-set contains an Excavator, an MIT profile probe,
a pick-prod, a demining trowel or mini-spade, a brush, shears,
mine-markers and root cutters. To complete the set, a tripwire
feeler, maintenance tools and a saw have been added. A pulling
device is an optional extra.
saw is a one-handed bow-saw capable of cutting quite large timber
if necessary (20cm from one side is the maximum recommended).
To minimise weaknesses, the blade and handle are held in place
using 10mm nylocks and heavy rivets.
The maintenance tools are a medium half-moon file and a triangular
Indian Norton oil-stone. The shape of the stone allows
it to be used on the irregular saw teeth if required, although
that blade is designed to be replaced rather than serviced after
The tripwire feeler is 64cm long and made from 3mm galvanised
bag itself is made from waterproof canvas reinforced with polycarbonate.
The lining has pockets for all the tools, held in place with Velcro
straps. The cover includes pockets to store the straps and fixings
that allow it to be used as a suitcase or back-pack
and to have the AVS Mk3 PPE attached to it so that the carrier
has both hands free.
the time of writing, the manufacturer reports that thousands of
excavation tools and hundreds of full tool-kits have been sold.
Customers have included military and humanitarian demining groups.