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We all know about tools like the Woodcutter's Axe, Pickaxe, and so on, but I'm wondering if the Shovel does anything. You find them all over the place, and you can pick them up, but they don't apparently have any use case.

You might dismiss this entirely, except that a non-player character (NPC) named Bor in the Gloombound Mine sometimes says to you:

I'm here to mine, Outlander. So unless you want to dig, get out.

With that in mind, I get the feeling that the shovel has some sort of actual use. Of course, it's possible that Bor is simply saying that you might end up digging your own grave, if you don't get out of the way.

Side note: Shovel has value of 3 and a weight of 4.

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Please don't use code ticks when it isn't appropriate:… – MBraedley Dec 30 '13 at 19:41
Modified post to avoid use of backticks – Trevor Sullivan Dec 30 '13 at 19:44
up vote 13 down vote accepted

As per the Elder Scrolls Wikia:

The Shovel is an item with no practical use.

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Cool, thanks. Will accept answer in 8 minutes. – Trevor Sullivan Dec 30 '13 at 19:38

No. There are mods that allow it to perform certain functions.

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@ChargingPun In what way does this not provide an answer? – Studoku Dec 30 '13 at 21:06
Not that it doesn't answer the question, but rather that it doesn't say anything that hasn't been said by the other answer. – ChargingPun Dec 30 '13 at 21:21

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