Spear & Jackson Kew Carbon Digging Spade
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FSC-certified hardwood shaft and ‘D’ handle. Shaft riveted to forged carbonsteel socket and blade with hammerfinished epoxy coating. Blade has double-width instep treads. Claimed
50% stronger than stainless steel. Weight 5lb (2.26kg). Blade 11x7in
(28x18cm). Overall length 41in (104cm).
The heaviest spade and the weight is noticeable. This is a straighter spade through the short shaft and handle, and both give good grip. Double-width treads offer no obvious advantage. The spit is not as controllable or easy to flip over as it is with other spades. Moist soil sticks to the blade, similar to others on test.
A strong, traditional spade that inspires confidence for heavy work.