The Faithfull Countryman Digging Spade is mainly used where a large patch of open ground requires digging or turning over. The larger blade is ideal for double digging, spading up the ground, preparing beds, moving soil and other loose material. The semi-flat blade design of the spade permits is use as an edging tool and is tough enough for slicing through compacted soil and roots. With a treaded top to spread the load, reducing fatigue and help avoid footwear damage. 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.