Border Spade

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  • Regular price $290.00
  • 5 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 in Canada and the USA.


Available in 2 lengths: Standard & Tall

Finding the right border spade can be a challenge for professional gardeners - its a tool we use constantly so its important to find the right size, weight and proportion for our bodies. Using a tool properly fitted to your body makes it easier to work comfortably and without undue fatigue.

The Sneeboer border spade has a smaller, shorter blade than many of the spades I've tried over the years. This, combined with the unobtrusive t-grip, makes it less cumbersome to use in a crowded border.

The standard and tall sizes are almost identical:  the blade and the grip are exactly the same on both; the difference is in the length of the shaft. Taller folks will definitely appreciate the extra length!

Product Details

  • width of head: 5.9" (15 cm)
  • length of head: 9" (23 cm)
  • material of handle: ash wood
  • Standard Size
  • length of handle: 35.4" (90 cm)
  • total length: 43" (110 cm)
  • weight: 3.75 lbs (1.7 kg) 
  • Tall Size
  • length of handle: 39.4" (100 cm)
  • total length - tall: 47" (120 cm)
  • weight: 4.4 lbs (2 kg)


How to care for Sneeboer Tools:

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


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.