The Faithfull Countryman Border Spade is the perfect choice when space is tight, typically between established plants in a garden border or vegetable patch. The small heads of these tools make them ideal for working in flower beds and for planting smaller shrubs or for someone who finds larger tools difficult to use because of the weight. The head is manufactured from heat-treated (hardened) carbon steel to provide both strength and durability. Powder-coated finish provides improved resistance to rust, scratches, humidity and alkaloids in the soil. Fitted with a double riveted, European Ash handle supplied from FSC® sustainable resources. These are then lacquered for protection against the weather and fitted with an ergonomic soft grip.