Compact in design, this spade is a good size and weight for children, and is well suited for adults when working in a kneeling or sitting position or when tending raised beds. It 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 lightweight resin-encased fiberglass handle has a comfortable paddle-style grip. The head is 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 length listed. An excellent tool for young and old.
A Radius junior rake is also available, on its own or with this spade as a set.