Cold Steel's Special Forces Spetsnaz® Shovel is modeled after an original Soviet “Spetsnaz” military entrenching tool. It has a stout hardwood handle, a broad flat steel blade and 3 sharp edges. It’s suited perfectly for digging foxholes and bunkers, to chop branches, build shelters, act as an improvised paddle, and even as a last-resort weapon of defense! It’s also an excellent choice for a Tomahawk for sport and recreational throwing! This new larger variation - the Spetsnaz® Trench Shovel, has added benefit of enhanced size. It is 50% longer in length and has a slightly larger shovel head compared toSpecial Forces model.