The multi-use United Colombian field survival shovel can be used as an Axe, throwing knife, shovel or saw. It is a great addition to your camping gear or Bug-out bag because it's a tool you can count on when you need it most! it features an 8 1/2"x5 1/2" 1065 carbon steel saw-back blade with a Black, non-reflective coating and a silver edge. The wide, flat design of the point of the blade makes it a perfect digging tool. The sturdy, textured handle is constructed of G10 and is paracord-wrapped for a secure grip when throwing it or using it. The blade is housed in a nylon sheath with belt loops. It is 17" in overall length.