KingCamp TRI-FOLD SHOVEL is made of steel, it can withstand extensive use in a variety of environments. The handle features an open design, giving you room for a firm grip and increased leverage. The anodized aluminum shaft also gives this entrenching tool strength and durability. At just 2.88 pounds and measuring 9.45 inches in length when closed, the shovel is easy to pack into campgrounds or hunting sites, take to work or store in your shed. Its small size also works well in compact spaces where a regular size shovel won’t fit. A locking mechanism will keep the shovel open when in use, helping keep you safe and protected when you apply pressure during shoveling. Simply turn the ridged knob that wraps around the shaft to secure the shovel in the open position.