Hand-Forged German "Farmer's Spades"
Nothing sophisticated - just beautiful
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You can see some of the blacksmith's hammer marks on the surface of the blades (although he polished most of them out). The carbon steel blade and its neck are forged together as a single piece of steel. The handles are unfinished - as just working tools.
The handle of the D-Handle spade is quite incredibly carved out of a single piece of wood and the grip is thru-pinned for strength. Both blades are 8-1/2" wide but the blade of the D-Handle is 1-1/2" longer. Overall, both are about 45" long. The conical connection between the wood shaft and the forged neck is exceptionally robust. Choose whichever style most appeals. Both are excellent, classic working diggers.