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  • Sale! BIG John 3D Floating Coin Frame Black Coin DisplayBIG John 3D Floating Coin Frame Black

    BIG John 3D Floating Coin Frame

    FROM: R75

    The BIG John Floating Coin Frame is perfect for displaying coins, medallions, pendants, badges, and so much more!

    Display your favourite metal detecting finds with a unique floating / levitating effect.

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  • BIG John Detectorists Loupe - 40X MagnificationBIG John Detectorists Loupe - 40X Magnification

    BIG John Detectorists Loupe – 40X Magnification

    R299

    The BIG John Detectorists Loupe features an impressive 40x magnification through a 25mm lens, making it ideal for identifying small markings on metal detecting finds including dates on coins, silver markings, clarity of diamonds.

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  • BIG John Gold Testing Kit - 6 In 1BIG John Gold Testing Kit - 6-In-1

    BIG John Gold Testing Kit – 6-IN-1

    R699

    The BIG John Gold Testing Kit not only evaluates the Karat and purity of Gold, but it is also a Precious Metal Testing Kit. You can test for Gold, Silver and Platinum.

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  • BIG John Detectorists Diamond TesterBIG John Detectorists Diamond Tester

    BIG John Detectorists Diamond Tester

    R399

    The BIG John Detectorists Diamond Tester is a portable electronic diamond testing device used to distinguish real diamonds from fake or simulated stones. Ideal for the metal detectorist to test their finds. You never know, it may just be the crown jewels!

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  • Sale! BIG John Magnet Fishing Grappling HookBIG John Magnet Fishing Grappling Hook

    BIG John Magnet Fishing Grappling Hook

    Original price was: R100.Current price is: R49.

    The BIG John Grappling Hook comes in handy when pulling out heavy finds, especially if you need to lift the object out of the water like you would when magnet fishing from a bridge.

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  • BIG John Detectorists Pocket Scale - 500g / 0.01gBIG John Detectorists Pocket Scale - 500g / 0.01g

    BIG John Detectorists Pocket Scale – 500g/0.01g

    R499

    The BIG John Detectorists Pocket Scale is highly accurate, and capable of measuring jewellery, diamonds, gold nuggets, coins and treasures up to 500g in weight, to an accuracy of 0.01g. Now you can reliably weigh your gold finds with confidence!

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  • Big John Metal Detecting Sand Scoop - LargeBig John Metal Detecting Sand Scoop - Large

    BIG John Metal Detecting Sand Scoop – Large

    R1,999

    Our Big John Metal Detecting Sand Scoop size Large is a full round design with a long handle. It measures 21cm in diameter, 32cm deep and is perforated with 8mm drainage holes allowing for fast drainage. The 1m long handle is perfect for use in chest deep water and gives great leverage. The Big John Sand Scoop size Large is… big, perfect for scooping up your find before the next wave rolls in, it is a sand eater.

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  • BIG John Metal Detecting Hand DiggerBIG John Metal Detecting Hand Digger

    BIG John Metal Detecting Hand Digger

    R499

    The BIG John Metal Detecting Hand Digger is an essential metal detecting accessory and tool that every detectorist must have by default as part of their kit.

    The BIG John Hand Digger is especially useful when detecting in well-manicured lawns where you want to leave no trace that you had every detected there.

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  • Big John Relic Spade - MAX EditionBig John Relic Spade - MAX Edition

    BIG John Relic Spade – MAX Edition

    R999

    Dive into the rich terrains of fields, parks, and historical Anglo Boer war soils with the BIG John Relic Spade. Designed for metal detecting when those instances where a hand digger isn’t enough, this spade is crafted from 2mm thick 304-grade stainless steel, epitomizing quality and resilience. Its serrated and sharpened edges cut effortlessly through roots and tough patches. The blade’s unique tapered and curved design ensures not only the extraction of neat plugs but also reduces soil adhesion, a step-up from traditional flat spades.

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  • Sale! BIG John Metal Detecting GlovesBIG John Metal Detecting Gloves

    BIG John Metal Detecting Gloves

    Original price was: R400.Current price is: R349.

    The BIG John Metal Detecting Gloves are a must-have for any keen metal detectorist. Protect your hands and fingers from hidden glass, rusty shards and other unseen objects while digging for targets.

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  • BIG John Finds Cleaner - Brass Jewelry Brush - SideBIG John Finds Cleaner - Brass Jewelry Brush

    BIG John Finds Cleaner – Brass Jewelry Brush

    R199

    The BIG John Brass Jewelry Brush is made of soft brass bristles which are ideal for safely polishing up your metal detecting finds or jewelry.

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  • BIG John Detectorists Mini PickBIG John Detectorists Mini Pick

    BIG John Detectorists Mini Pick

    R499

    The BIG John Mini Pick is ideal for metal detectorists hunting for targets in hard ground and clay as can be found in the South Africa veld.

    Weighing only 450g, the BIG John Mini Pick can be carried with ease. The pick head can be separated from the wooden handle for easy storage and safe transportation.

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  • Big John Fishing Magnet - 130kg Double SidedBig John Fishing Magnet - 130kg Double Sided

    BIG John Fishing Magnet – 130kg Double Sided

    R1,499

    The 130kg Big John Fishing Magnet is compact in size making it perfect to start Magnet Fishing. It is a double-sided Neodymium magnet, consisting of 2 magnets on either side effectively giving you a combined strength of 260kg’s, which gives you the benefit of twice the surface area to snatch objects, effectively doubling your chances to attract something great.

    This fishing magnet measures 60mm in diameter and 30mm in thickness making it an excellent choice for magnet fishing. At only 1.2kg’s it is light enough to carry in your backpack and take along hiking, boating or wherever your adventures take you. Despite its compact size it still offers serious lifting strength of 130kg on both sides (260kg combined strength) guaranteed to give you the best opportunity for a rewarding catch.

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  • Big John Magnet Fishing Rope & Carabiner - 150kgBig John Magnet Fishing Rope & Carabiner - 150kg

    BIG John Magnet Fishing Rope & Carabiner – 150kg

    R249

    The Big John Magnet Fishing Rope – 150kg with Carabiner is perfect for magnet fishing. With a breaking strain of 150kg it is suited to our strongest fishing magnets. At 10m it gives ample distance for casting your fishing magnet.

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  • Big John Fishing Magnet - 200kg Single SidedBig John Fishing Magnet - Top View

    BIG John Fishing Magnet – 200kg Single Sided

    R1,500

    The 200kg Big John Fishing Magnet is a single sided Neodymium magnet also commonly referred to as a “pot magnet”.

    This Big John Fishing Magnet measures a wide 75mm in diameter for a larger surface area to catch underwater metal objects. It is 18mm in thickness making it an excellent choice for magnet fishing. Weing only 1kg it is light enough to carry in your backpack and take along hiking, boating or wherever your adventures take you. Despite it’s compact size it still offers serious lifting strength of 200kg, perfect for magnet fishing.

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  • BIG John Metal Detecting Knee PadsBIG John Metal Detecting Knee Pads

    BIG John Metal Detecting Knee Pads

    R299

    BIG John Metal Detecting Knee Pads are perfect for protecting your knees and trousers when dropping to your knee to retrieve your targets.

    Colours available: Black or Camo

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  • Big John Relic Spade - MINI EditionBig John Relic Spade - MINI Edition

    BIG John Relic Spade – MINI Edition

    R899

    The Big John Metal Detecting Relic Spade: Mini Edition is a 3/4 length spade with a narrow, serrated blade and sharp-angled tip. Ideal for coin-shooters needing to dig small, neat plugs.

    Designed specifically for use in well-maintained gardens and parks where you need to dig smaller and neater plugs than you would in a field.

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  • BIG John Finders Pouch - MAXBIG John Finders Pouch - MAX

    BIG John Finders Pouch – MAX

    R549

    The BIG John Finders Pouch – MAX is the ultimate finds pouch. The finds pouch, made from heavy-duty Riptech waterproof canvas, is modular with a removable pocket/pouch and pinpointer holster that can be moved to the ideal position, making it comfortable for both right/left-handed metal detectorists. Four large pockets with rugged YKK zippers mean you can safely store your valuable finds, junk finds, accessories and snacks in separate pockets. The waist strap is adjustable and removable, allowing you to fasten the pouch to your belt if preferred.

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  • Big John Fishing Magnet - Single SidedBig John Fishing Magnet - Top View

    BIG John Fishing Magnet – 350kg Single Sided

    R1,499

    The Big John 350kg Fishing Magnet is a single-sided Neodymium magnet also commonly referred to as a “pot magnet”.

    This Big John Fishing Magnet measures a wide 90mm in diameter for a larger surface area to catch underwater metal objects. It is 18mm in thickness making it an excellent choice for magnet fishing. weighing only 1.2kg it is light enough to carry in your backpack and take along hiking, boating or wherever your adventures take you. Despite its compact size it still offers serious lifting strength of 350kg, perfect for magnet fishing.

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  • Big John Fishing Magnet - 800kg Double SidedBig John Fishing Magnet - 800kg Double Sided

    BIG John Fishing Magnet – 800kg Double Sided

    R2,999

    The 800kg Big John Fishing Magnet is the strongest in our magnet fishing range. It is a double-sided Neodymium magnet, consisting of 2 magnets on either side effectively giving you a combined strength of 1600kg’s, which gives you the benefit of twice the surface area to snatch objects, effectively doubling your chances to attract something great.

    A magnet of this size, 135mm in diameter and 40mm in thickness, together with its insane pulling strength of 800kg on both sides (1600kg combined strength) is guaranteed to give you the best opportunity for a rewarding catch.

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  • BIG John All-Terrain Finds PouchBIG John All-Terrain Finds Pouch - Back view

    BIG John All-Terrain Finds Pouch

    R449

    Maximize your metal detecting with the BIG John All-Terrain Finds Pouch. Durable, versatile, and ideal for both land and sea, it features efficient drainage, ample storage, and a comfortable, compact design. Get your essential detecting companion today at MDSA.

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  • Sale! BIG John Gold Sluice - Backpacker EditionBIG John Gold Sluice - Backpacker Edition

    BIG John Gold Sluice – Backpacker Edition

    Original price was: R4,000.Current price is: R2,999.

    The BIG John Gold Sluice is a first in South Africa and will have you finding gold nuggets and fine gold in no time.

    Weighing only 3.3kg and being very compact once folded away, the BIG John Gold Sluice easily fits in your backpack or the back of your car.

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  • BIG John Metal Detector Sling

    BIG John Metal Detector Sling

    R299

    The BIG John Metal Detector Sling slips over your shoulder and is ideal for attaching to your detector. You no longer have to place your detector on the ground when retrieving your next target.

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  • BIG John 10x Magnifying GlassBIG John 10x Magnifier

    BIG John 10X Magnifying Glass

    R149

    The powerful BIG John 10X Magnifying Glass is a great addition to your metal detecting kit. By using the magnifier to identify details and dates that would normally be very difficult to make out, you will be able to see the finer details, giving you more information about your metal detecting finds.

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  • BIG John Simplex+ Arm Cuff Storage BoxBIG John Simplex+ Arm Cuff Storage Box

    BIG John Simplex+ Arm Cuff Storage Box

    R150

    The BIG John Storage Box conveniently slides into the existing hole at the top end of the Simplex+ metal detectors arm cuff. A snug fit keeps your goodies safe, and a foam lining protects them.

    A neat accessory for your Simplex+ to store your important finds, money, medication and more.

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  • Sale! BIG John Holster For Hand Digger - Pink CamoBIG John Holster For Hand Digger - Pink Camo

    BIG John Holster For Hand Digger – Pink Camo

    Original price was: R240.Current price is: R149.

    The BIG John Metal Detecting Holster – Pink Camo is specifically designed for the BIG John Metal Detecting Hand Digger.

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  • Sale! BIG John Holster For Hand Digger - BlackBIG John Holster For Hand Digger - Black

    BIG John Holster For Hand Digger – Black

    Original price was: R240.Current price is: R149.

    The BIG John Metal Detecting Holster – Black is specifically designed for the BIG John Metal Detecting Hand Digger.

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  • Big John Fishing Magnet - 400kg Double SidedBig John Fishing Magnet - 400kg Double Sided

    BIG John Fishing Magnet – 400kg Double Sided

    R2,500

    The 400kg Big John Fishing Magnet is a popular choice for Magnet Fishing due to its size, yet it is super strong. It is a double-sided Neodymium magnet, consisting of 2 magnets on either side effectively giving you a combined strength of 800kg’s, which gives you the benefit of twice the surface area to snatch objects, effectively doubling your chances to attract something great.

    This fishing magnet measures 107mm in diameter and 35mm in thickness making it an excellent choice for magnet fishing. It boasts a hefty lifting strength of 400kg on both sides (800kg combined strength) guaranteed to give you the best opportunity for a rewarding catch.

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  • Sale! BIG John 14" Gold Panning Classifier - 12mm MeshBIG John 14" Gold Panning Classifier - 12mm Mesh

    BIG John 14″ Gold Panning Classifier – 12mm Mesh

    Original price was: R400.Current price is: R349.

    The BIG John 14″ Gold Panning Classifier is an essential part of any gold prospectors kit as it improves gold recovery and efficiency.

    The 12mm classifier can be placed over a BIG John Gold Pan or a bucket to catch the debris which in turn can be inspected for larger gold nuggets.

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  • BIG John 5-Can Finds CrateBIG John 5-Can Finds Crate

    BIG John 5-Can Finds Crate

    R1,199

    The BIG John 5-Can Finds Crate by MTM Case-Gard is the perfect metal detecting finds storage system for those longer multi-day hunts. Keep each days finds separately and securely.

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BIG JOHN DETECTING GEAR

Are you ready to take your metal detecting to the next level? Look no further than BIG John Detecting Gear! Our high-quality, durable equipment is designed to make your treasure-hunting experience more efficient and exciting. Whether you’re searching for lost treasures on the beach or unearthing relics in the grass, BIG John has the tools you need to make your hunt a success.

Why Quality Matters

Quality metal detecting accessories can save you time and effort, allowing you to focus on the exciting part of the hobby – finding treasures! With durable and reliable tools, you can confidently search for hidden treasures without worrying about equipment failure. High-quality accessories will last longer and will not need to be replaced as often, saving you money in the long run.

BIG John Metal Detecting Sand Scoop

The Big John Metal Detecting Sand Scoops are built super strong with a full round scoop perforated with 8mm round holes to make for easy draining. These sand scoops eat through the sand, making them perfect for detecting in the surf or on the beach. Made from 304-grade stainless steel, these sand scoops will outlast you. They are ideal for quick and efficient sand sifting, allowing you to focus on finding treasures rather than digging through sand.

BIG John Metal Detecting Relic Spade

The Big John Relic Spade makes easy work of cutting through grass and roots. The long triangular shape of the spade blade enables you to cut out neat plugs when unearthing your target so that you do not cause unnecessary damage to the grounds you are detecting on. Made from 304-grade stainless steel, the Big John Relic Spade can also be used on the beach without fear of rusting. This tool is useful for digging and uncovering relics, artefacts and other treasures without damaging the surrounding area.

BIG John Metal Detecting Hand Digger

The Big John Hand Digger enables you to extract shallow targets neatly. The serrated edges make for easy work when digging through grass or roots. The Big John Hand Digger is a must-have tool for every avid detectorist. This hand-held tool is perfect for digging shallow holes and reaching tight spaces, allowing you to recover small finds quickly and easily.

BIG John Magnet Fishing

Magnet Fishing has started to take off as a hobby in South Africa, and BIG John offers a range of Fishing Magnets for this purpose. The heavy-duty Big John Fishing Magnet 800kg is by far the strongest in South Africa. This is followed by the 400kg and 130kg Big John Fishing Magnet. The latter is popular as it is lightweight and can be carried in your backpack to take it with you on your next adventure. These magnets are perfect for recovering lost items in rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. The heavy-duty magnets can even lift larger items such as bicycles and shopping carts.

Elevate Your Treasure Hunting Experience

BIG John Detecting Gear offers a wide range of high-quality, durable tools and accessories that can enhance your metal detecting experience. Whether you’re searching for lost treasures on the beach, unearthing relics in the grass, or magnet fishing, BIG John has the tools you need to make your hunt a success.

For more tips and advice, visit our blog to learn more about How to Choose a Fishing Magnet.