Gerber designed the Gorge Folding Shovel after military entrenching tools, only smaller. It is compact, tough, and ready for anything! It is great for large survival kits, bug-out bags, vehicle kits, or for use on the trail or around camp. It collapses to a mere 8.25" x 4-5/8" x 2.5", and weighs 28 oz. This little shovel digs with the best of them, and also has a textured hammering surface for pounding tent stakes. It features a glass-filled nylon handle with rubberized grip, and uses a fast, easy-to-use push button slide mechanism, which locks open with two spring-loaded pins. The blade is carbon steel and can be secured in both the open and closed position with a large threaded collar. The blade can be locked fully open or at a 90º position for trenching. A nylon storage sack is included. Limited lifetime warranty by manufacturer.