At under a kilo in weight, well balanced and with a long, shaped limewood shaft, we find this tool very useful on the vegetable plot. We use it for everything from uprooting perennial weeds, to hoeing drills, to earthing up the potatoes. The triangular head allows versatility in digging: delicate work with the point and more substantial digging with the whole head. Both sides are sharp, so it digs in easily. We use the edges to break the soil into a fine tilth. The side can also be used to spread the soil, and the head firms it down.
Length: 4ft 2ins, 128cm
Blade length: 6 1/2ins, 17cm
Blade max width: 5 1/4ins, 13.5cm
Weight: 1lb 4oz, 0.85kg