Leonard All Steel Nursery Spades

The strength and durability to tackle any job; lightweight to reduce fatigue.

Our all-steel spades are produced from strong alloy steel, which provides high strength without adding excess weight. The blades are heat treated for great tensile strength and are outfitted with turned steps for comfort. The blade back is flat, reducing soil buildup, and the spade edge has a steep taper to slice through roots and stubborn soil.

Welded 1.5-inch tubular handle construction is smooth and the Leonard orange powder coat finish keeps it visible. Choose the AM12 for all-around use, or the AM15 for extra reach when digging deep to plant trees and shrubs. Lifetime warranty.

Brand: AM Leonard
Weight: 5

Item # Footpad Blade Length Blade Width Handle Type Stock Status 1 – 2 3 + Qty
AM12 NO 13 7 3/8" to 6 3/8 27" D Grip In Stock $ 67.99 $ 63.99
AM15 NO 15 7 3/8" to 6 27" D Grip In Stock $ 73.99 $ 68.99
AM12L NO 13 7 3/8" to 6 3/8 50" Long Handle In Stock $ 83.99 $ 78.99
AM15L NO 15 7 3/8" to 6 50" Long Handle In Stock $ 78.99 $ 74.99
AMP12 YES 13 7 3/8" to 6 3/8 27" D Grip In Stock $ 73.99 $ 68.99
AMP15 YES 15 7 3/8" to 6 27" D Grip In Stock $ 78.99 $ 74.99
AMP12L YES 13 7 3/8" to 6 3/8 50" Long Handle In Stock $ 88.99 $ 83.99
AMP15L YES 15 7 3/8" to 6 50" Long Handle In Stock $ 91.99 $ 86.99


  • High strength alloy steel
  • Welded construction
  • Steep blade bevel
  • Hardened steel blade
  • Large turned steps
  • Large diameter handles
  • Foot pad compatible
  • D-Grip and Long Handle Option

Product Features

  • Steel alloy construction provides high strength without adding excessive weight
  • Welded construction offers a one piece construction, no connection areas to fail over time
  • Steep blade bevel facilitates cutting through roots and stubborn soils
  • Large turned steps reduce fatigue and are foot pad compatible
  • AML Orange color keeps the tool visible on the job site, less likely to get left behind

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Review Summary (Based on 13 Reviews)

Customer Reviews

5 Stars Landscape shovel

from TX wrote :

I wanted an unbreakable shovel with a handle that would last. Found it in this one. I knew it was tough when I picked it up and dug my first hole. Over the years I find I get enjoyment in quality long lasting items even if they cost more originally.

5 Stars best digging tool for the long haul.

from KS wrote :

The squared blade and steel handle are a perfect combo for any digging.

5 Stars Durable

from MD wrote :

This shovel is indestructible. Weight makes it the perfect choice for heavy clay sites.

5 Stars S12 all steel blade

from ID wrote :

Sturdy and good for industrial use.

4 Stars Solid spade

from MD wrote :

good strength, my crews use the spades for everything including moving boulders, prying up concrete, cutting large roots, etc. They hold up well and are not too heavy when edging beds all day.

5 Stars steel spade with d grip

from KY wrote :

we like this spade because it's all steel; it's light and just well made

5 Stars A workhorse

from NH wrote :

This spade was bought to do heavy digging of weed sod in garden beds at Canterbury Shaker Village. It does a marvelous job.

5 Stars Nursery Spade

from IN wrote :

Great Sturdy spade that you can do some damage with.

5 Stars A.M.L. Nursery Spade

from PA wrote :

I purchased this as an alternative to the 15 wide model because it is slightly longer and I thought the more narrow blade would make it handier in tight spots. After using both alternatively, I have to say I prefer the 15. That being said, one of these spades is with me at all times. They are the most versatile tool in my arsenal because they are just so ... tough. I never leave home without it. These spades are expensive.... and worth every penny.

5 Stars Great Product

from NC wrote :

These shovels are awesome. I consider them as my secret weapon for digging quick, clean holes. And they last forever.

5 Stars Fit for a king

from IL wrote :

I always used for decades the higher priced name brand steel spade. AM leonards spade stands up to everything I had the other one do with less edge were. Outstanding!

5 Stars THE BEST

from VA wrote :

This line of spades is the best in my experience. Very strong, easy to handle. virtually indestructable and at a great price.

4 Stars probably the best style

from RI wrote :

since the full strap classic spade that am leonard just reissued has that thin crappy handle that will bend brake when you are prying on it, this is probably the better spade they offer

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