These spades and forks have ergonomically designed tubular steel handles and comfortable handgrips with molded plastic covers. The stainless-steel heads are durable, non-rusting and scour well. The spades have nicely finished foot treads. These are ideal tools if you do a lot of heavy work, or tend to leave your tools out in the rain (or snow!).
The digging spade and fork set is ideal for heavy digging jobs, double digging, ground preparation and harvesting. Each tool measures 45" long. The spade has an 11 1/2" × 7" head and weighs 6 lb 2 oz; the fork has an 11" × 7" head and weighs 5 lb 12 oz.
The smaller border spade and fork set is suited to digging in and around borders, transplanting perennials, mixing in soil amendments, and digging in close quarters. Each tool measures 44" long. The spade has a 9" × 5 1/2" head and weighs 5 lb 4 oz; the fork has an 8 1/2" × 5 1/2" head and weighs 4 lb 14 oz.
All tools meet the British standard for strength and quality, which means you can apply up to 121 lb of force at the end of the handle and be confident it will not break. However, they are not designed to be indestructible, so we do not recommend them for uprooting saplings or removing boulders.
These tools are also available individually. We guarantee them fully and will replace any that fail you in use.