OK, maybe I'm an idiot, but I have to ask why?
I asked why too.
I think it started out of necessity, kind of like hoe cakes, and now it's a novelty. It would be sort of cool to pre-heat the shovel and slap a steak on it! Old school.
That reminds me of a humorous story. There was an assault in a surrounding county a few years ago and the sheriff was giving the details on the radio. He said, and I couldn't make this up. "A Bullitt County man was struck in the back by a hoe, a garden implement
, this afternoon while leaving his home."