This garden digging spade is mainly used where a large patch of the 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 head is manufactured from steel to provide both strength and durability. The polished coating finish provides improved resistance to rust, scratches, humidity and alkaloids in the soil. The semi-flat blade design of the spade permits it to be used as an edging tool and is tough enough for slicing through compacted soil and roots. The handle is made of solid ashwood for greater sturdiness. The YD-shaped grip provides a comfortable grip and gives enough room to accommodate a gloved hand.