I gave up long ago on small camp trowels, the soil here is too hard for them. I opted for something larger. The Gerber was my first. I like the folding ability but very heavy to carry and has ended up in my 4WD recovery gear. The cold Steel trench shovel I purchased by accident . I didnt realize they had made a second version of the spetnatz. This is great for set camps where your not carrying it, mainly due to the size. The one i use the most is the Special Forces Shovel.this is good for carrying, splitting timber pretty much everything. Im even trying to have a pack made up just to hold it.