I am a big fan of the Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel, so I was excited to see that they are bringing out a new shovel for 2020. The original Special Forces Shovel is compact enough to be carried on a pack for backcountry camping and many people use them in their vehicle kits. However, when it comes to vehicle kits, there is often room for a larger, more efficient shovel. That is where the new Spetsnaz Trench Shovel comes in.
The Spetsnaz Trench Shovel is very much like the original Special Forces Shovel but it is larger in a few key dimensions. It has a slightly larger head and a handle that is around 10″ longer. Other than that, it keeps all the other features that make the original great like the steel spade-shaped head, sharpened working edges, and durable construction.