Big John manufactures Metal Detecting Gear, Tools and Gear which they distribute throughout South Africa and the rest of the world.
Their aftermarket metal detecting accessories are designed with the metal detectorist in mind to assist in recovering finds in a more efficient and faster way. Leaving more time to detect and less time digging.
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.
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 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.
The Big John Hand Digger enables you to neatly extract shallow targets. 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.
Magnet Fishing has started to take of as a hobby in South Africa and Big John offer 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 being popular as it is lightweight and can be carried in your backpack so you can take it along with you on your next adventure.
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!
The Big John Metal Detecting Relic Spade is designed for detecting in fields and parks where you may have to dig a deeper hole than what a hand digger is capable of. It is made from 2mm grade 204 stainless steel and has been manufactured with quality and strength in mind. This shovel features serrated and sharpened edges which makes for easy cutting through roots, sods and wads. The shovel or blade part of the relic spade is tapered from top to bottom enabling you to pull out a neat plug. The angled and curved blade lessens the chance of mud and clay sticking to the shovel as would be the case with a flat shaped spade.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The BIG John Metal Detector Controller Cover is the perfect fit for your Minelab Equinox 600 / 800 Metal Detector and is ideal for protecting your screen from scratches, sand and grubby fingers. Metal detecting is often a dirty job!
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.
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.