Not that I carry a knife (they won't let me) but digging holes with it is not how I would treat it if I did carry one.
STOP, POO SHOVEL TIME!
Who won't let you?
I bought a fine poo shovel for my last big trip. Only 52 grams. https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/washroom-c14/washroom-accessories-c20/backpackers-trowel-p268
But it was huge, so I gave it to a couchsurfing host (without ever using it) because I was carting far too much junk around. My strategy for the next big trip is to have a small pocket knife for best, and big cheap one to be abused. And a sharpening stone and a strop to achieve peak sharpness. I've got the strop all worked out. It's this. https://www.rockstead.jp/maintenance/ I made one and it's BRILLIANT. For travelling I'll carry the denim and drawing pins and a small bottle of polish, and make a rough single use board when necessary.
I don't have a sharpening stone yet - I'm going to get a Sharpening Lesson. So every time I dig a hole with my big knife I'll have the satisfaction of using my sharpening skilz. And if I meet anyone with a metal trowel I'll put an edge on it so they can use it to decapitate foes.
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