Michael Mantion October 9, 2012 10:06 PM for $109 I would buy a wjq-308if I just want a basic shovel to kill zombies and chop down small trees I will get a Coldsteel Special Forces Shovel for $20that said i do like the design of this and see many advantages to both the above mentioned. It just isn't worth 100 bucks to me. JSmith October 10, 2012 02:48 AM I can see somebody using this against other people and not zombies. Toffe Carling October 10, 2012 03:02 AM Is it just me or is the blade of this cool but expensive shovel made by casting? It should break too easily if its not a properly forged steel blade. Tonghowe Seeto October 10, 2012 12:17 PM Unbelievable! This guys is a complete jokeThis is a complete rip-off of the Chinese Military Shovel which they have for years! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b60OZhrTB6o gearedforwar October 10, 2012 12:57 PM Guys, guys, guys....sheesh, did you read the whole article and watch the video?! Haha...I admit, I'm a self proclaimed GearHead / gear-a-holic and I've been tracking this thing from day 1. I mean no disrespect, but you gotta give this American made piece of awesomeness some respect here. (great article / review by the way) First, COLD "STEAL" (because they rip off everyone in the knife/tact industry) has nothing on this. The material alone is 4140 Chromoly. That's 2x heat treated steel guys - and as the videos have demonstrated, that material takes a MASSIVE beating and holds a crazy edge. Hence, the cost. I'll take the quality of this one shovel, over buying who knows how many cheapo E-tools from China...or worse, cold steal. Adrian Akau October 10, 2012 01:43 PM The tree he cut was mostly rotten wood. I have not seen any zombies except on TV programs. Why make a weapon out of a shovel? A small hatchet would do a better job of cutting wood. I do like the musical sound that comes from the shovel when striking something solid; it is like a bell. However, I could purchase a small bell for much less than $109.99. The video was entertaining. Bryan Paschke October 10, 2012 03:58 PM @Tonghowe Seeto: actually, overall, I think I would rather have the chinese military spade you just showed...it's not as shiny, but it has a LOT more functionality. Jon A. October 10, 2012 07:03 PM The Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel is a pretty sturdy piece of kit, definitely good enough, and much cheaper than this. You can also get a very handy cover for it. Gerber makes some very nice, ultra-durable shovels in the 30-50 dollar price range. They're not throwing weapons, but who cares?I don't really want to spend $100 on a shovel that's going to come back from camping beat up and filthy anyway. Stephen N Russell October 10, 2012 09:11 PM Soviet Spetnaz have similar shovels for combat missions & show many ways to use as a weapon. Pikeman October 11, 2012 05:18 AM re; Adrian AkauHatchets are terrible at digging holes but a shovel can make a passable hatchet and is much lighter than carrying both.