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The Clyde from Backslope Tools is the next evolution of the time-tested McLeod. We stayed true to the original design while simultaneously improving upon key aspects of the tool.

Stay organized with wider spacing in-between tines for easy stacking of multiple tools. And, never worry about your tools disappearing from your truck or a remote job site with eyelets compatible with a standard cable lock.


  • Ideal for raking trail debris, tamping tread, back sloping, cutting tread
  • Handle: Fiberglass
  • Head Material: Heat Treated Steel
  • Head Thickness: .156"
  • Head Width: 7.5"
  • Stackable for easy transport and organization
  • Eyelets compatible with most locks to secure the tool in your vehicle or the field

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
William Battaglin
Bike trail making beast

Tool is perfect for making single track on my ranch in Colorado!

Eddie Kessler - Ptarmigan Ptrails
Love the tools

We've been using our backslope tools for the first professional full hand built our crew has done in quite some time. The clyde is eating up the dirt in Southwest Oregon and we love the versatility of the edged side bevels, burly head, and great weight balance of the tool. Nicely done!

Lynn Mattingly
Kudos for Clydes

Bought 3 for our trail project in the Huachuca Mountains of So Arizona & they work great for roughing in the tread. I will be putting some friction tape on the lower part the handles to make them a bit grippier when using gloves. Ordering 3 more Clydes today.

Stephen Brown
Heavy Work/Light Weight

The Clyde is light weight and easy to carry into the remote and rugged backcountry. Arizona trails can be extremely tough on tools and the Clyde has held up nicely in the Superstition Mountains and the grasslands of Patagonia, AZ.

Bill Bannister
Clyde is my go to tool for cleaning lateral drains

Clyde’s mini Mcleod like design, light weight and stack slot is proving to be my drainage repair/clean out tool as I traverse the 47 miles of trails in my park in the PNW. This time of year, my default tools are now my Silky Katanaboy and Backslope’s Clyde. If I also need grub hoe or shovel, it carries well in Clyde’s stack slot. Works for me!

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