The M48 Tactical Shovel from United Cutlery is part shovel, part chopping tool, and could also be used in a self defense situation. The handle is made from an indestructible, injection molded nylon. The blade is a tempered stainless steel with a black oxide coating. The shovel has an extremely sharp point to it with a partially serrated edge on one side and a concave chopping edge on the other. Perfect for camping and light chopping. Each Tactical Shovel ships out with a nylon belt pouch.