Wanted a longer handled trowel for more leverage in planting - this is the real deal. Very sturdy and exactly as desired.
I love a long handled trowel, it's an underused and underappreciated garden tool. I've gone through several others including beautiful Japanese tools, other American brands. None of them can stand up to levering up a potato sized stone from a hole you're digging. This tool is sturdy and well made. The steel is strong. The welding is sturdy and well riveted to the handle. The handle is solid. Should last years.