Compact in design, these tools are a good size and weight for children, and are well suited for adults when working in a kneeling or sitting position or when tending raised beds. The spade comes to a sharp point, so less effort is required to penetrate hard-packed earth. Both wide and long, the steps are folded forward for comfortable foot registration (even with smaller feet). The rounded rake head has rigid tines, suitable for quickly moving soil or gathering debris.
Each has a lightweight resin-encased fiberglass handle with a comfortable paddle-style grip. Heads are carbon steel with a powder-coat finish to resist rust. Though the spade is strong enough to bear 55 lb of force at the end of the handle without breaking, it is not for uprooting saplings or prying large rocks.
Overall lengths listed. Excellent tools for young and old.
Also sold individually.