Posted: 18/10/2015 at 13:43
Stainless steel every time. However, be aware. I bought a stainless steel spade and it always bent. Took it back for heftier one.
I'm 6' too so I look for long handles. It may look odd but before you buy helenskyblues fo through the actions of digging. Check balance and comfort as well as strength.
However, very few tools escape my clumsy energies. I break everything....most recently a heavy duty personally made trowel that lasted me for years. one crowbar levering too many
you dont clean tools do you Buttercup?