Spear Head Spade


Combining some of the best characteristics of a spade with a garden axe or knife, the Spear Head Spade is better described as a precision digging tool.

It’s a great addition to the tool shed—but not a replacement for other shovels. However, what it does, it does much, much better than less specialized digging tools.

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2014 Editor’s Choice

Though called a spade, this tool only partially resembles one. Spades usually have a long, narrow scoop and a flat or slightly rounded tip (for more details, see our article on the differences between a shovel and a spade). The Spear Head has a sharply pointed tip, outward-curved, 35-degree beveled edges, and exaggerated “shoulders” (foot rest). The scoop is made of high carbon manganese steel that is 33% thicker and 25% harder than normal shovels. It is powder coated with epoxy resin.

In my opinion, it combines some of the best characteristics of a spade with a garden axe or knife. Instead of calling it a shovel, I think it is better described as a precision digging tool.

In addition to precision, it offers a surprising amount of leverage given its size and weight. The model I used weighs only about four pounds but feels very sturdy, perhaps because the handle is made of fiberglass, rather than wood. The size and shape of the 41-inch model proved very comfortable for me (I’m 5’8”). They offer a 30-inch mini D-handle model and a 59-inch long-handle model as well.

  • First hybrid shovel/spade guaranteed to significantly reduce digging efforts. 40″ light-weight design makes it easy to lift and use.
  • Winner of a Golden Shovel Award from the Gardening Products Review
  • Specially reinforced pultruded fiberglass handle is 60% stronger than EN-3388 shovel/spade standards.
  • Great for rocky, compacted soils and clay. Excellent for transplanting and dividing highly rooted perennials.
  • Available in 4 colors – yellow, pink, lavender and green.
  • Available in 3 styles – D-handle, long handle, mini.