How to an Iron Shovel in Minecraft: Step by Step Guide

In Minecraft, an iron shovel is a versatile tool that helps you dig through various materials efficiently. This tutorial will walk you through the process of crafting an iron shovel in Survival mode. Follow the step-by-step instructions and screenshots to create this essential tool for your Minecraft adventures.

Required Materials

To craft an iron shovel, gather the following materials:

Crafting Process:

Step 1- Open the Crafting Menu:

Open the Crafting Menu

Begin by opening your crafting table to access the 3×3 crafting grid. The crafting table interface looks like this:

Step 2- Add Items to Make an Iron Shovel:

Add Items to Make an Iron Shovel

In the crafting menu, arrange the items as follows:

  • Place 1 Iron Ingot in the middle box of the first row.
  • Put 1 Stick in the middle box of the second row.
  • Add another Stick in the middle box of the third row. This arrangement represents the Minecraft crafting recipe for an iron shovel. Once you’ve placed the items in the correct order, the iron shovel will appear in the result box on the right.

Step 3- Move the Iron Shovel to Inventory:

Move the Iron Shovel to Inventory

Drag the crafted iron shovel from the crafting grid to your inventory to complete the process.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted an iron shovel in Minecraft. This tool, with an attack damage of +3 when used as a weapon, is a reliable companion for digging and combat.

Command for Iron Shovel

For those who prefer using commands, you can obtain an iron shovel using the following commands based on your Minecraft edition:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac):
  /give @p iron_shovel 1
  • Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition:
  /give @p iron_shovel 1 0

Supported Platforms

The iron shovel is available across various Minecraft platforms, including Java Edition, Pocket Edition, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition.

Brandon is a finance graduate with a passion for the intersection of finance and technology. In his free time, he's a dedicated gamer, exploring various genres and platforms. Brandon loves staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in fintech while also leveling up his gaming skills.

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