Golden Shovel

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  • Regular price $75.00
  • 4 available


Formerly known as the Golden Spade, we've changed the name of this excellent tool because, well, it's really a shovel. And, we've just introduced a proper Golden Spade and Golden Flat Shovel from the same manufacturer, so in the interests of clarity we decided we'd better sort out this naming business.

This is a super shovel: lightweight, strong, sharp. And it's gold!

The short shaft, d-handle & light weight makes it especially nice for shovelling and spreading soil and mulch. 

We also use it for light digging and planting projects; it gets used a lot during bulb-planting season.

The pointed tip breaks through compacted ground easily and it can easily be used from a kneeling position.

Available in two sizes; the small size is really handy in tight spaces. I like it for mixing soil/potting blends in the wheelbarrow.

What the heck is the difference between a shovel and a spade, you ask?

Generally, spades have flat, rectangular heads and are designed for digging into soil and tough ground. The blade is sharp and often has a footplate or step to aid you in pushing the blade down into the soil. They’re usually used for tougher planting and digging jobs.

Meanwhile, shovels are primarily used for scooping, moving and spreading garden materials; they have a curved head that will hold more volume, and often have a pointed tip so can be used for lighter digging jobs.

Product Details

Standard:

  • length: 38" (97cm)
  • length of head: 11.5" (29cm)
  • width of head : 9" (23cm)
  • weight: 4lbs (1.8kg)
  • steel pipe shaft, welded to the blade and handle
  • solid tread for digging
  • the gold paint may wear off over time

Small:

  • length: 32" (82 cm)
  • length of head: 8.5" (22cm)
  • width of head: 6.5" (17cm)
  • weight: 2lbs (0.9kg)
  • steel pipe shaft, welded to the blade and handle
  • solid tread for digging
  • the gold paint may wear off over time