Border Spade

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  • Regular price $235.00
  • Only 1 available

This is an over-sized item.
Available for local pickup in Victoria BC. 
$20.00 flat rate shipping for over-size items in BC.
Please contact us to order or for shipping rates to other destinations.


Finding the right border spade is always a challenge for professional gardeners - its a tool we use constantly so its important that we find the right size, weight and proportion for our bodies. The right tool makes it so much easier for us to do our work comfortably and without undue fatigue from using a too heavy or ill-fitting tool.

The Sneeboer border spade has a smaller, lighter head than many of the models I've tried over the years and I find it easier to use for extended periods because its not heavy or cumbersome in a crowded border. The handle is not too short either, which is often a problem when a tool is made smaller as a "ladies" version.

It is perfectly proportioned and exceptionally well-balanced; strong because it is hand-forged from one piece of steel and not welded together from multiple pieces.  A treat to use and a highly recommended tool to have in your gardening kit!

How to care for Sneeboer Tools:

Watch the video below and check out our Tool Maintenance Kit and Tool Sharpener


Product Information

  • Width of head: 5.9" (15 cm)
  • Length of head: 9" (23 cm)
  • Length of regular handle: 35.4" (90 cm) 
  • Length of extended handle: (100 cm)
  • Total length: 43" (110 cm) or 47" (120 cm)
  • Material of handle: Ash wood
  • Weight: 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg) 

The Sneeboer family has been making garden tools for over 100 years. Sneeboer tools are beautifully designed and built for maximum strength and utility - the heads are hand-forged from one piece of stainless steel and they are fitted with ash handles from FSC-certified forests.