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True Temper clam shovel?

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See the pic. What are the odds that this is a True Temper shovel?

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There is no visible mark on the top like this?
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I can't tell. My pic was lifted from an online for sale posting. The blade and its handle portion does seem to have the typical shape of a TT shovel, like your pic.
I saw the ad as well. Tough to tell from the picture. Very similar though. Might be worth the look if you are close enough to the seller. Good luck.
Just out of curiosity, what鈥檚 a TT clam shovel worth these days? (I know, I know鈥 whatever someone is willing to pay for it)
They are surprisingly worth more than I thought. I traded the one in the picture to a fellow Ifisher for a ClamHawk clam gun a couple years ago. And those aren鈥檛 cheap. The shovel was just collecting dust and my wife wanted a gun that was easier for her. Win win.
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Do they not make them any longer?
They don鈥檛 make the clam version. I鈥檝e seen people cut away the sides of a regular shovel to make the shape of the clam shovel.
Over the time that True Temper made clam shovels, they were stamped, Heat treated, Tempered, and True Temper, some of the very old ones were not stamped at all.
And yes, they are worth every bit of what the market demands.
Do you the shovels that I traded with you for the ClamHawk?
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The blade on the left looks more like a clam blade. The one on the right just doesn鈥檛 have the curved shape it should.
That may be a trenching shovel
That鈥檚 what I was thinking as well.
Last tide was the first time I used it and I was impressed!


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The only real advice I can give is rinse it thoroughly after the salt. That鈥檚 the biggest killer of these shovels.
I take that back. One more bit of advice is to wear a glove on the hand you use to pound the surf for shows. The rust on the bend will really put the work to your hand after using it. Palm area around your thumb will thank you.
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