I wouldn't be surprised if this shovels original intention was to be used by the armed forces, in fact if you search for a army folding shovel on the Internet the results that come back look almost identical to this one, not to mention it comes in that nice army green. When I first saw it, I could not believe how solid the construction was. The blade is the most important part of the shovel and I doubt this blade would bend or break any time soon. If someone is looking for a shovel to have in their rucksack then it has the advantage that it can be folded neatly away but at the same time it does weigh 1 kg and it does not come with a cover for the blade which means having to clean it before putting it back in the rucksack, that is why I have given it 4 stars.
It's a little on the heavy side but then again I doubt that I will ever need to replace it.