Composite Handles - Have an interior fiberglass tube with an injection molded poly on the outside. The inner fiberglass is tubular except at the rivet head connection where it is a solid material for a strong connection. Strength of inner fiberglass with the poly outside to give shape.
Composite handle consists of a fiberglass core with a smooth poly jacket that is contoured for better handling
Composite handles rated at 500 lb. break strength
Handle widens slightly at the end to provide firm hand grip
Closed back is the next to strongest of all blade types. There is a plate welded to the back of the blade and over the opening in the socket to increase strength and to keep soil from building up in the socket
This closed back shovel is designed for the medium-to-heavy user that needs a quality tool
Higher blade lift is the perfect height for scraping gravel, soil, sand, or other product from a surface for a taller person. This means they don't have to bend over to get the correct angle to work effectively
The turned step is easier on your feet, especially when wearing soft-soled shoes
Deeply curved bowl makes it easier to carry soil, gravel, or other product from one location to another
High blade lift means you don't have to bend over so far to get soil out of a hole you are digging
Weighs less than a solid shank style, more than an open back
A.M. Leonard, Inc. warrants all its tools identified with the "A.M. Leonard Lifetime Warranty" to be free from material defects for the life of the tool.
Gardening Business Owner
(September 26, 2011):
This is the only shovel I've used that does not snap at the neck in 1-3 months. I bought a dozen two years ago. They have sun faded and not yet broken. Definitely worth the money. The round and square point shovels are the same type and quality.