Spear & Jack­son Kew Car­bon Dig­ging Spade

£39.99 (RRP)

Amateur Gardening - - Tried & Tested -

0114 281 4242 for stockists spear-and-jack­son.com Fea­tures

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).

Per­for­mance

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.

Value

A strong, tra­di­tional spade that in­spires con­fi­dence for heavy work.

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