Thought it would be fun to post this. I know IAwoodsman did a bunch of videos on this tool which made me want one. Had it for a few years and only used it for digging in the garden and to leave in my trunk. Recently decided to throw a jute wrap on it with epoxy, took off the shiny finish and sharpened the sides with files then sandpaper. Since then I really have been impressed with its performance as a woods tool. Just throw it into a stump and make draw curls very easily with the sharpened edge. Cool thing is after you make a big shaving pile you can start your fire on the shovel and then transfer the whole thing to the fire on top of the shovel. Would love to see some others post photos of them using their military style shovels for different bushcrafty things!