For a very long time I had scoured the net for proper trailbuilding hand tools without any joy.
I finally and very fortunately found JRFireTools who were able to post a large amount of tools to me for a very reasonable price (to Rep. of Ireland)
I bought several of their Broken-Back McLeod, Chingadera and BigFoot tools and have been amazed by the huge amount of time and effort they have saved me in the past years.
Here in the forests of Dublin Ireland, all the rider-built trails have to be hand built so we need the most efficient and effective tools we can find.
I can move huge amounts of soil and chop through roots and brambles a whole lot easier than with traditional tools.
Well worth checking out their website if you are looking for top-quality American designed & made tools.
John himself is a firefighter and designs, produces and uses his own tools, and they work just as well for trailbuilders as firefighters!
Here's a link to a Google+ album of some the work done with them: