More than a tool, it’s an heirloom! The DeWit Perennial Spade is an ideal choice if you need a digging tool that is larger than a trowel and smaller than a full size spade. Well-balanced, T-handle design eases stress on the hand and wrist, and works equally well for left and right-handed gardeners. Small handle and head make it easy to plant when working in tight spaces. Lightweight and durable. Constructed of hand-forged, tempered boron steel with an ash handle. This tool is guaranteed a lifetime! On April 1, 1898, Willem DeWit started his blacksmith company in a small village in northern Holland. Today, the 4th generation of the forging family is running the company. Old-fashioned quality combined with innovative designs make DeWit the ultimate gardener’s choice. Using the latest equipment and techniques combined with historical craftsmanship make DeWit one of the most respected garden tool manufacturers in the world. DeWit tools are made from high quality Swedish Boron Steel. European Ash hardwood handle is strong but lightweight, and also has elasticity so the tool can bend without breaking. The Ash hardwood comes from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified forests. Tierra Garden is proud to offer these superior tools in the United States!