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Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps review

A traditional and hard-working spade.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A traditionally designed border spade that's strong and handles well. It feels heavy and substantial and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Blade
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Strength
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Easy clean blade

Light and comfortable

Handles well

Long strapped socket
Cons: Rivets snag hands
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What is the Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps like?

A traditional style border spade with a shiny, stainless steel blade that has treads to stop the feet slipping and a long, strapped socket. The shaft and YD handle are crafted from FSC hardwood.

What is the Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps like to use?

This is a nicely designed spade that has good balance and handles well. It feels comfortable but although it’s light it does feel heavy in use. The strapped socket and the rivets that attach it to the shaft catch on the handle when lifting plants or soil.

Will the Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps last?

The stainless steel blade and socket are rust resistant, the long socket makes this spade unlikely to snap under pressure and the shaft and handle are weatherproofed for extra strength. It feels sturdy and tough and definitely built to last.

Is the Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps good value for money?

Towards the top end of the midrange price bracket but with robust features and a lifetime warranty we think this border spade is good value for money.

Who is the Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps most useful for?

For gardeners who prefer a traditional, hard working border spade for working in confined spaces

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Burgon & Ball
Name Burgon and Ball RHS Endorsed Border Spade with Steps
Model Border Spade
Price £39.99
Spade type Border

Features

Material Stainless steel
Shaft Hardwood
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD
Blade Straight
Weight 1.67kg
Height 98cm
Yes