The Gerber 30-000075 Folding Spade Serrated Edge is lightweight. Being a compact tool, you can use it for many different purposes. It is the only folding shovel taht has been approved by both NATO and also the U.S. military. You can use this folding spade in the form of a shovel for digging or even as a pick for trenching. When you fold it is able to fold down to 9-1/2" x 2-1/5" x 6. It has a serrated blade edge which is very easy for chopping and sawing roots.