Pros: Overall Quality, Materials Quality, Design
Spetznatz design, classic.
A lot more fun that the old WWII folding shovel I had as a kid. Don't know what I'm going to do with it, but I threw it in the trunk of my Subaru just in case I get stuck somewhere and have to dig up some dirt to throw under the wheels. Since this is a shovel from Cold Steel, they had to go ahead and semi-sharpen the edges, since the Spetnatz, when not using high explosives, artillery, and AKA's, apparently fell back on their entrenching tools (i.e., this shovel) for self defense. I think if Thompson got married, had a wife, and came out with a line of Teddie Bears, he'd probably put lead weights in their cute little bear heads so you could swing them by their feet and use them as attack Teddie Bears, just in case, you know. (That's only partly a joke, he DOES make "combat marking pens", look it up, the Sharkie.)