This innovative weeder has a narrow blade and a large, comfortable circular handle that allows a greater range of natural hand positions, avoiding wrist strain. It has a resin-encased steel shaft core and a stainless-steel head. A versatile tool, it can also be used to loosen hard-packed and rocky soil, for digging in tight spaces around plants, rocks and roots, or as a long-handled dibber.
Compared to traditional tools, it has larger, higher steps that are offset slightly from the shaft to provide a wider surface with better foot registration. The steps are also folded forward and slightly curved (traditional steps fold backward, toward the user, and are straight), which softens the corner to reduce ankle injuries. Last, the angle of the step is slightly greater than the traditional 90° relative to the blade, providing a better push angle.
This weeder is so strong that you can apply over 150 lb of prying force at the end of the handle without breaking it. It measures 42 1/2" long, has a 10" × 2" head and weighs 4 lb 2 oz.
The weeder is also available in a set with a digging spade and fork or with a transplant spade and border fork.