Tools and weapons are an essential component of any good adventurer. They can help you adventure around. For example, axes can cut trees, pickaxes can break stone, shovels can heave dirt, swords can cleave goblins, and many other things!
Tools are generally considered non-harmful (unless misused) items designed to help you make the world as you see fit. This includes axes, pickaxes, shovels, hoes, hammers, and many other things of that genre!
Tactical Shovels supposedly have 1,000,001 uses.