Very few animals instill fear like the badger. This vicious little creature is fast, intense, and utterly relentless. The Ortovox Badger Shovel bears a strong resemblance to its mammal namesake. The all aluminum construction keeps the shovel light and easy to wield. When speed matters, the hybrid grip and non slip step grooves on the top of the blade let you shovel snow efficiently and quickly. Made from light though rigid 5052 aluminum, the blade features high side walls and a center ridge for added stability. A centering guide in the shaft socket speeds shovel assembly so you can dig in right away.