A strong, sturdy shovel similar to what you see treasure hunters and metal detector enthusiasts using on different TV shows. These "short" shovels are used in large areas such as farm fields, old homesteads, beaches, camp sites, forests, etc. wherever you need to detect large areas and do not need to worry about leaving holes in cultivated grass lawns. Gator S30 is NOT a standard heavyweight shovel but a combination of tempered steel and fiberglass, 50% to 75% lighter and at 28" easier to carry with you. Shovel head has a round shape with "step foot" for power digging if needed. You can sharpen edges if needed.