The Shovel Blade is Shovel Knight's signature weapon, also used by his rival Black Knight. It is a versatile tool used for digging as well as attacking and is the only gear that Shovel Knight doesn't need to equip.
The two primary attacks that can be performed with the Shovel Blade are called the Dig Slash, which is a standard forward strike, and the Shovel Drop, a downwards bouncing attack.
- In the Shovel Smith's shop the player can see a green Shovel Blade by a helmet of the same color.
- A wandering NPC who rarely appears at the Armor Outpost also uses a Shovel Blade.
- Shovel Knight's gelatinous doppelgangers Slimulacra also possess Shovel Blades.
- In a similar fashion, Polar Knight wields a Snow Shovel, and it is implied he also followed the Code of Shovelry before he began serving The Enchantress, as referred by his relationship with Shovel Knight and Black Knight.