I had owned one of these trowels for 25 years and it was my absolute favorite. It had small dings and cuts after 25 years of use but I loved it. The plastic on the handle had held up beautifully through the years. After I got this trowel, I never saw the need for any other ones. My idiot husband let someone use it at a display garden in a public park and it never came back. Probably the person enjoyed it so much that he let them have it since he thought it was JUST another old tool Men! Much unhappiness followed especially because I couldn't remember where I had gotten it and really couldn't find anything else as simple, strong and beautifully comfortable in the hand. Most cast aluminum tools now days come festooned with strange ergo grips and just don't feel as solid in the hand. I am buying three now so I can hide one for the next time he raids my tool bucket.
The No Blister is the last trowel you will ever need. Mine spent the last two years in my compost and will be put back into service.