That's a nice Shovel Blade you have here, lad... But I can improve it! Unlock its true abilities!
Shovel Smith (called Haggris in the artbook) is a minor character in Shovel of Hope. He forges Shovel Blades.


The Shovel Smith is a tall, brown haired and bearded man, and less gruff than his counterpart the Armorer. He wears a yellow shirt, trousers and gloves as well as a brown apron.


In Shovel of Hope, the Shovel Smith can be found at his forge in the Aerial Anvil, in the Armor Outpost. He can upgrade Shovel Knight's Shovel Blade with special abilities.

He appears in the ending, working with Tinker Knight and the Armorer in the Clockwork Tower to make toys for children.

Upgrades For SaleEdit

Cost Upgrade
 3000  Trench Blade
 4000 Charge Handle
 6000 Drop Spark

Joustus DeckEdit

RedCardArmorer RedCardShovelSmith RedCardPropellerRat RedCardPropellerRat
Armorer Shovel Smith Propeller Rat Propeller Rat
RedCardPropellerRat RedCardBlitzsteed RedCardBlorb RedCardBlorb
Propeller Rat Blitzsteed Blorb Blorb
RedCardBeeto RedCardBoneclang RedCardGoldarmor RedCardRatKing
Beeto Boneclang Goldarmor Rat King
RedCardFairy RedCardFairy RedCardTadvolt RedCardTorpeeto
Fairy Fairy Tadvolt Torpeeto


Shovel of HopeEdit

When looking to buy an upgrade:

"Shovel Smith: That's a nice Shovel Blade you have here, lad... But I can improve it! Unlock its true abilities!"

After buying all three upgrades:

"Shovel Smith: You now hold in your hands the ultimate Shovel Blade. How to use it is now your choice, lad."

When acquired the Grave Digger's Shovel

"Shovel Smith: Much as I hate to admit it, lad, I'm a Shovel Blade specialist. So this Grave Digger's Shovel is... A bit out o' my wheelhouse. Maybe the Armorer'd have some insight?"

King of CardsEdit

At the Cavern of Joustus:

"Armorer: Aye, we've built the great gate! The hinges took ages to forge, but our client paid a kingly sum!"
"Shovel Smith: Get this, mate. He claimed he was a Forest God. Fishier'n a room full o' Troupples, if y'ask me."
A ha hah!
A whale of a tale! Fancy a round, stranger?


"Shovel Smith: And mate? If ya ever meet a bloke claimin' to be an acolyte... Do yerself a favor- take the job!"


Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadam MeeberPassmaster
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderFishermanMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholarFish Head
Wandering NPCs: KnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Relic Stages NPCs: VillagerAdventurerGrizzled Seer
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatronThe Big Creep
Troupple Pond and sparkling pits: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Boss: Remnant of Fate
King of Cards Characters
Main Characters: King KnightMomKing PridemoorTroupple KingKing BirderSpecter KnightThe Enchantress
Glidewing: DoeCooperBardCardiaGouacheHengineerLedge FarmerVicar of VigorGrandma Swamp
Glidewing Recruits: Hedge PupilDuelist DiTraitorusSkipBartonTroupple AcolytesTMK-500Mr. Hat
The Wandering Travellers: Phantom StrikerBazPlague Knight (Percy) • Treasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
House of Joustus: RookieHoop KidPlaying KidGoaticianJuice MaidCroakerRuffianBlack KnightKnightsGathererGrizzled Seers
Cavern of Joustus: VisitorArmorerShovel SmithMole MinionBlorb/BlazorbToaderMona
Crag of Joustus: Old LadyLeoCogslotterHover MeanieCroakerToaderSpinwulvesYopplerOolongPlague Minion
Tower of Joustus: MissyLiquid SamuraiWizzemRedHorace
Joustus houses/Glidewing: Chester
Wandering NPCs: Old LadiesCard PlayersBag FellowsVisitorsRookiesAdventurersGamblersLady KnightsPlague MinionsLunksWizzemsHoppiclesesCogslottersHover MeaniesTundreadsHoverhaftsRail RidersGhostsGoldarmorsGulper MagesBoneclangsLiquid Samurais
Chest Stage NPCs: Hedge FarmerFarrelsGrizzled SeerGastronomerSnow MaidenBag Fellow
Eerie Manor: The Big Creep
Void Crater: DollyHorzio
Fairy Glade: Madam Meeber
Mini-Bosses: Mole MinionTeethalon
Final Boss: The Grand Triumvirate
Background/Ending Only NPCs: The AlchemeistersWhippiclesesPeacock GentTicketerCultured FellowsPatronsMagicistShovel Knight
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