The Worth Petite Border Spade is smaller than the digging spade, but has the same characteristics. This spade is fitted for working around existing plants, unearthing bulbs, or digging smaller areas. The blade is fully thrust into the ground and the handle is pried back to separate the soil or it can be used to gently maneuver soil around plantings. Constructed with a 2.1 mm carbon steel head it has a clear coat finish to resist rust. Heat treated for strength and durability.