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  #1

Spear Head Spade - Reinforced Fiberglass Gardening Shovel with Cushioned D Grip - Award Winning Shovel - Model SHFD2

Asin: B01N5NOJ4Q

All Spear Head Spade blades are designed from the ground up to handle your most difficult digging situations while reducing effort by up to 80%. The unique "Patent Pending" blade profile gives it the impressive ability to auto-seek the path of least resistance and then gradually ease, wedge, and cut through the most challenging of conditions. Spear Head Spade blades are made of high carbon manganese steel that is 33% thicker and 25% harder than normal shovels. They are sharpened from tip to tail at a 35 degree angle to give them an effective and durable edge. They are powder coated with an epoxy resin for durability and ease of cleaning. Generous forward bent foot rests make digging more comfortable, prevent entanglement with roots, and enable the blade to hold more soil. All shovels are made with reinforced fiberglass handles. You will find that they are among the lightest and strongest shovels on the market. They are also highly weather resistant, low maintenance, and non-conductive. Please note - although the fiberglass handle is non-conductive, always contact Call Before You Dig before digging and be extra careful when working around electricity. The SHFD2 has a light weight cushioned polymeric grip, designed to make it easier and more comfortable when doing tough digging. The grip also has UV inhibitors that allow it to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions.

Features

  • First multi patented hybrid garden shovel and spade.
  • Guaranteed to significantly reduce digging efforts.
  • Light weight design makes it easy to lift and use.
  • Specially reinforced pultruded fiberglass handle is 60% stronger than EN-3388 shovel/spade standards.
  • Great for rocky, compacted soils and clay. Excellent for separating and dividing highly rooted perennials.
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Brand: Spear Head Spade   |   Manufacturer: Glorious Outdoors, LLC

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  #2

Spear & Jackson 4454BS Traditional Stainless Steel Border Spade

Model: 4454BS   |    Mpn: 4454BS   |    Ean: 0639738367439   |    PartNumber: 4454BS   |   Asin: B00PRL0RO6

This spear & Jackson traditional border spade is the perfect addition to your garden and is ideal for digging in confinded spaces or borders. The handle is constructed from hardwood, giving an attractive, yet durable finish. The wooden shaft is one piece, split to form a comfortable wishbone handle, giving a smooth line from bottom to top. This attractive look is achieved whilst maintaining a weatherproofed finish, so you are safe to use it in all weathers. The head itself is constructed from mirror polished stainless steel providing greater resistant to rust as well as keeping soil adhesion to a minimum. spear & Jackson's foundations were laid in 1760, since our beginnings centuries of experience and innovation have resulted in the materials and development expertise that resides within the company today; and "continuous innovation" is at the heart of the company's ethos. Spear & Jackson is a world-wide brand, distributing products throughout the world. Our products are manufactured to a high quality standard and offer superb service and longevity; guaranteed against defects in manufacturing, subject to normal wear & tear and the provision of reasonable care and maintenance. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Features

  • Traditional border spade
  • Mirror polished stainless steel head
  • Rust resistance and minimal soil adhesion
  • Weather proofed hardwood shaft for greater durability
  • One-piece hardwood shaft, split to form a wishbone handle
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Brand: Spear & Jackson   |   Manufacturer: Eclipse Tools North America Inc.

Item Dimensions: 2.96 x 5.52 x 37.23 inches (7.5 x 14.0 x 94.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.3 x 6 x 37.3 inches (3.3 x 15.2 x 94.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $54.82 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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  #3

Danmu Foldable Portable Trowel Shovel for Camping Hiking Backpacking Gardening Stainless Steel Spade

Model: DM-000114   |    Mpn: DM-000114   |    PartNumber: DM-000114   |   Asin: B01LELHI6M

Danmu Foldable Portable Trowel Shovel for Camping Hiking Backpacking Gardening Stainless Steel Spade

Features:
Unfolded size: 22.5 x 6 x 2.3cm / 8.8" x 2.3" x 0.9" Folded size: 13 x 6 x 2.3cm / 5.11" x 2.36" x 0.9"
Material: Stainless Steel

Multi-function: digging, sawing, chopping, cutting, picking, prying, hammering, bottle opening, shoveling
Durable stainless steel material, mirror polish surface with foldable design
Small size-now you can enjoy your gardening time with your kids
The Mini folding shovel is an ultra lightweight, smart multi-function, super compact tools for your gardening and Outdoor activities

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1 * Danmu Foldable Portable Trowel Shovel for Camping Hiking Backpacking Gardening Stainless Steel Spade

Features

  • Multi-function: digging, sawing, chopping, cutting, picking, prying, hammering, bottle opening, shoveling
  • Durable stainless steel material, mirror polish surface with foldable design
  • Small size-now you can enjoy your gardening time with your kids
  • The Mini folding shovel is an ultra lightweight, smart multi-function, super compact tools for your gardening and Outdoor activities
  • Unfolded size: 22.5 x 6 x 2.3cm / 8.8 x 2.3 x 0.9 Folded size: 13 x 6 x 2.3cm / 5.11 x 2.36 x 0.9
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Brand: Danmu   |   Manufacturer: Danmu

Package Dimensions: 0.8 x 2.9 x 5.6 inches (2.0 x 7.4 x 14.2 cm)

Amazon Price: $7.69 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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  #4

Kenyon 49045 All-Steel Landscape Lighting Trencher/Edger, 45" Steel"T" Handle

Model: 49045   |    Mpn: 49045   |    Ean: 0046385490456   |    PartNumber: 49045   |   Asin: B00F4HBG5C

Seymour Kenyon all-steel landscape lighting trencher/edger with 45 inch steel t-handle for installing landscape lighting, irrigation line, landscape edging and more. The head is 8-1/4 inch wide and nearly 10 inch long with a 1-1/4 inch generous step.

Features

Brand: Kenyon   |   Manufacturer: Seymour Midwest LLC

Package Dimensions: 2 x 5.6 x 45.4 inches (5.1 x 14.2 x 115.3 cm)

Amazon Price: $69.20 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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  #5

A.M. Leonard All Steel Nursery Spade with D-Grip Handle - 13 Inch Blade

 Ean: 7225830341465   |    PartNumber: AM12   |   Asin: B0009PPSWG

Dig into the toughest jobs! High quality steel construction with a tough, powder-coated handle. Welded at the D-grip and blade to take on big projects without breaking. 2751 handle, two different blade sizes. Choose the AM12 for all-around use, or the AM15 for extra reach when digging deep to plant trees and shrubs.

Features

  • These all steel spades are among the top choice for nursery and landscape use
  • Has high quality steel construction with a powder-coated handle to resist rusting
  • Welded at the blade to manage big projects without breaking
  • Has turned steps for foot comfort when pushing spade into the soil
  • Dimensions: 13-inch blade that tapers from 7-3/4 inches to 6-5/8 inches (width), with a 27-inch long D-grip handle
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Brand: A.M. Leonard   |   Manufacturer: A.M. Leonard

Amazon Price: $77.38 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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  #6

USABEST NATO Emergency Military Grade Shovel - Multi Functional - Lightwieght - All Weather - Folding Shovel with Case - Carbon Steel - 365 Day Guarantee

Model: 100020   |   Asin: B016H5QR26

Emergency Preparedness Military Shovel Army Surplus E-Tool for Camping or Car Accessories

- COMPACT PORTABILITY makes this an ideal emergency car accessory for winter driving conditions.

- MULTI-PURPOSE IMPLEMENT is serrated on 1 side to act as a machete in cutting through underbrush. - KEEP ONE IN YOUR BOAT to serve as an improvised paddle should your outboard motor stall out.

- NUMEROUS USES as canoe anchor, fish cleaning or makeshift tent stake make this a camping essential. - LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON STEEL with modified "D" handle let you tackle labor-intensive tasks with ease.



Lightweight design, heavy-duty performance


Our folding carbon steel military shovel has so many useful applications that you should have one for the home, one for the car, and one for your camping or fishing supplies. Its' compact, folding design takes up less space in your car trunk than a traditional hardcover book. Yet when you unfold it and put it to work, this sturdy emergency shovel will get you out of a snow drift in a hurry. What CAN'T it do?

Around the home or out in the wild, use the serrated edge of our e-tool to slice through vegetation or cut thin branches for roasting marshmallows. Quickly take the heads off of the day's fresh catch with minimal mess, tie a rope to the "D" handle and anchor your canoe, or paddle in when your trolling motor unexpectedly takes the afternoon off. Ready when YOU are.

Even if you only plan to add it to your emergency preparedness supplies, you will have the peace of mind that our Military Shovel is ready for the zombie apocalypse or any other crisis situation. Don't wait until you need it. Add the Emergency Preparedness Military Shovel to your cart today.

Features

  • Military Shovel - NATO type black or green folding Military Shovel. Use it in the garden or take it camping.
  • Lightweight and Easy to Store - These are ideal for winter snows, gardening and a must have in the boot or trunk of any car for emergencies.
  • Large Handle and Spade - The handle design ensures an excellent and sturdy grip and the spade isn't small either. Making light work of any situation.
  • Multifunctional - Can be used as a shovel, a pick or hoe or a cutting implement, garden shovel (especially smaller gardens), snow shovel
  • Guaranteed - We confident you'll never need another shovel, contact us at the first sign of troubles.
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Brand: USA Best

Item Dimensions: 2 x 8 x 10 inches (5.1 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 8 x 10 inches (5.1 x 20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Warranty: Manufacturer warranty for 90 days from date of purchase.

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  #7

Spear & Jackson 4450DS Traditional Stainless Steel Digging Spade

Model: 4450DS   |    Mpn: 4450DS   |    Ean: 0639738367309   |    PartNumber: 4450DS   |   Asin: B00PRL0OO4

This spear & Jackson traditional digging spade is the perfect addition to your garden. The handle is constructed from hardwood, giving an attractive, yet durable finish. The wooden shaft is one piece, split to form a comfortable wishbone handle, giving a smooth line from bottom to top. This attractive look is achieved whilst maintaining a weatherproofed finish, so you are safe to use it in all weathers. The head itself is constructed from mirror polished stainless steel providing greater resistant to rust as well as keeping soil adhesion to a minimum. spear & Jackson's foundations were laid in 1760, since our beginnings centuries of experience and innovation have resulted in the materials and development expertise that resides within the company today; and "continuous innovation" is at the heart of the company's ethos. Spear & Jackson is a world-wide brand, distributing products throughout the world. Our products are manufactured to a high quality standard and offer superb service and longevity; guaranteed against defects in manufacturing, subject to normal wear & tear and the provision of reasonable care and maintenance. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Features

  • Traditional digging spade
  • Mirror polished stainless steel head
  • Rust resistance and minimal soil adhesion
  • Weather proofed hardwood shaft for greater durability
  • One-piece hardwood shaft, split to form a wishbone handle
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Brand: Spear & Jackson   |   Manufacturer: Eclipse Tools North America Inc.

Item Dimensions: 3.35 x 7.01 x 39.4 inches (8.5 x 17.8 x 100.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4.69 x 8.5 x 40 inches (11.9 x 21.6 x 101.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $54.74 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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List Price: $54.84 | Used Price: $37.79

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  #8

King of Spades Straight Blade Spade

 PartNumber: 69050   |   Asin: B004DJEUVO

13"L blade with straight cutting edge. Measures 7-1/2"W at top; tapers to 6-1/2"W at bottom. Main shank is zinc plated aircraft tubing. Tubular steel D-handle is 4" wide inside with a 1-1/4" diameter handle. Rubber foot pad can be bolted to either side of blade step. One pad included. Handle: 27" L.

Features

  • 13 Inch Long Blade with Straight Cutting Edge
  • Main Shank is Zinc Plated Aircraft Tubing
  • Tubular Steel D-Handle
  • Rubber Foot Pad Can Be Bolted to Either Side
  • Handle: 27 Inches Long
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Brand: King of Spades

Amazon Price: $117.99 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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  #9

Spear & Jackson R420 English Style Heritage Forged Border Spade 28"

Model: R420-OB   |    Mpn: 1154HR   |    Ean: 5012095027379   |    PartNumber: 1154HR   |   Asin: B00AMIMEVI

The Spear & Jackson Heritage Border Spade is a high quality tool suitable for dedicated and novice gardeners alike making it an ideal addition to any garden tool collection. The smaller sized blade makes this spade perfect for use in borders, between established plants or other confined spaces. The one piece hardwood shaft provides an attractive yet durable finish and is split to form a comfortable and traditional style wishbone handle, resulting in a smooth line from bottom to top. The head and socket are forged from a single piece of carbon steel and have been hardened for additional strength and durability, resulting in a tool which is reminiscent of times gone by giving you superb strength and performance. This item carries a 10 year guarantee. The Heritage Range of tools from Spear & Jackson has been developed by incorporating the best aspects from the tools of our forefathers with the modern materials and manufacturing techniques available today. By combining the timeless and traditional one piece split wooden shaft with a carbon steel head Spear & Jackson have joined the best of yesteryear with the best of today for a visually attractive range of tools that offer superb performance, strength and durability. Spear & Jackson are an English company whose roots were laid in 1760. Since their beginnings, centuries of experience and innovation have resulted in the materials and development expertise that resides within the company today. By combining traditional values and materials with modern manufacturing techniques Spear & Jackson established themselves as key players in the British gardening landscape. Over the centuries Spear & Jackson has grown to be a world-wide brand, distributing products throughout the globe. Spear & Jackson products are manufactured to a high quality standard and offer superb service and longevity; guaranteed against defects in manufacturing, subject to normal wear & tear and the provision of reasonable care and maintenance. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Features

  • Designed for general digging and cultivation
  • Treaded head for extra grip when digging
  • Extra-long socket for additional strength and durability
  • Traditional English style one-piece hardwood wishbone handle
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Brand: Bosmere   |   Manufacturer: Bosmere

Item Dimensions: 3 x 5.5 x 37 inches (7.6 x 14.0 x 94.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.52 x 5.51 x 37.99 inches (6.4 x 14.0 x 96.5 cm)

Amazon Price: $44.61 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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  #10

Fiskars 46 Inch Steel D-handle Square Garden Spade

Model: 96676933J   |    Mpn: 96676933J   |    Ean: 0046561196677   |    PartNumber: 96676933J   |   Asin: B000BX4SLS

The Fiskars steel D-handle square garden spade features a durable design that provides excellent grip when you are working with soil or cutting turf. The welded steel construction is far more durable than wood and won t flex like fiberglass. The extra-large D-handle design offers two-handed control, a sharpened blade cuts into dense soil easily, and an extra-large foot platform helps maximize force to break up hardened soil clods.

Features

  • Ideal for edging, cutting a trench, slicing through thick turf or digging
  • Extra-large D-handle design offers secure two-handed control when digging, even while wearing gloves
  • Welded 14-gauge hardened steel blade and 18-gauge steel shaft provide durability that far outlasts wood-handled tools and won't flex like fiberglass
  • Sharpened blade makes it easy to penetrate tough soil or break up hardened dirt clods
  • Lifetime warranty
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Brand: Fiskars   |   Manufacturer: Fiskars

Item Dimensions: 47 x 8.5 x 4.75 inches (119.4 x 21.6 x 12.1 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 8 x 47 inches (7.6 x 20.3 x 119.4 cm)

Amazon Price: $23.99 | as of 04/25/2019(5:51am pst)
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Warranty: Lifetime

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