Sometimes when you are working down near the ground on your knees, you simply need a real shovel instead of a trowel. Made of strong, 16-gauge tempered steel blade with forward turned steps for firmer footing. D-grip handle helps control material being moved, and makes it easier to use in close quarters. Smaller head helps you dig planting holes that aren't overkill for smaller transplants. 26" overall length, head is 5" wide x 8" long.