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The Deuce #1 – .45 oz – for weight fanatics ONLY!

The Deuce #1 is an updated version of our Limited Edition Deuce from last year. So we know that, for the right customer, the Deuce #1 is a satisfying and capable tool.

But, the Deuce #1 isn't for everyone. It’s made of thinner material than a regular Deuce® and it’s very slightly smaller. That's why it weighs 25% less — guaranteed to weigh no more than .45oz (12.8 grams). Since it’s made out of thinner material, the owner must be the kind of person who learns the ins and outs of their gear and works with it to get the most out of it. For that reason we are calling it FOR FANATICS ONLY. In this case that means they’re committing to using it handle-down regularly and being just a little careful to not over-flex the handle the wrong way. In return they get a mind-bogglingly lightweight piece of gear that is in a class by itself.

Here's YouTuber Josh Ebersole's review/first look:

Get one

Dimensions are 6.5" x 2.4" x 3/4" (166mm x 61mm 20mm)
Deuce #1 Orange 772Deuce #1 Blue 772
The Deuce #1 is currently made only in the USA and comes in orange or blue. It costs $18.95 MSRP.

What are these Ins and Outs of which you speak?

Two things really: using it handle-down to break up hard soil and scooping & prying with it the strong way - levering against the spine (logo side), not the other way.

Here's how to grip it:
one or two handed grip

Here's how to use it:
• Using the handle end, cut the outline of your cathole.
• Using the scoop end, pry up the center of your cathole as one piece.

How to use
• This method creates a great leave-no-trace top plug for your hole when you're done.

**** Once you get used to using the Deuce's handle this way, you'll find yourself flipping it rightside-up and upside-down all the time as you make your hole deeper. It's really very effective. ****

Just mind which direction you apply force:
spine lever warning take 2
The Deuce's strength comes from its curved 'U' shape. Levering and scooping by bracing against the bottom of the 'U' shape, the Deuce® is amazingly strong and tough. BUT if you pry by bracing the Deuce against the open side of the 'U', it's much less strong. So please avoid using it that way.