This is a review of the small spade. I have quite a spade collection (15 or so plus shovels) and this one really has its place. Its a good sized blade but shorter handle means it's perfect for hands and knees digging but when you need a decent sized hole that a perennial spade is too small for. Found this perfect for roses and small shrubs plus being pointed, it cuts into the soil really well and being scooped, lifts plenty of soil. Being all metal construction, ok, its a bit cold and ok, it will scratch up but with regular use, the patina comes up lovely. Its very light though and comfortable to use. It could as be the perfect gift for a detectorist too.