A wood handled shovel, useful for digging up graves found throughout the Mojave. Its low damage makes it more suitable for digging up loot than attacking, though it can be used against weaker enemies without wasting ammunition or the durability of stronger melee weapons. Its high critical chance can make up for this, but other melee weapons may be more suitable for such situations if the players critical chance is low.
Its special V.A.T.S. attack is "Grand Slam", at the cost of 36 action points (requires a Meleeskill of 50).
Outside of Goodsprings next to the second water valve from the town near the Goodsprings Source you come across it in the in-game tutorial by Sunny Smiles, most notably it is fully repaired, costs no caps and doesn't take the player outside of the starting area where they are prompted to rebuild the character or continue.