Sturdily constructed for dependable service, these tools are ergonomically designed and well balanced so they’re comfortable to use.
About 46 1/2" overall, they are longer than most and have 36" handles made of strong, lightweight ash, steam bent to a slight curve that allows you to make better use of the leverage afforded by the added length. The stainless-steel heads measure about 11" × 7", with smooth surfaces and sharp edges to easily penetrate soil. Folded steps on the spade provide a place to register the foot against when digging in hard-packed earth.
An extra-long socket strengthens the shaft – exceeding the British Standard for strength, these tools can bear over 121 lb of force at the end of the handle without breaking. While we don’t recommend using them to uproot saplings or pry boulders, with reasonable use they should easily last a lifetime.