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Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade review

A hard-working, carbon steel border spade.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

A well made, traditionally designed border spade with a long socket, wide treads and a coated carbon steel blade. Strong and hard working, it comes with a 10-year warranty.
Handling
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Blade
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Strength
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Strong and robust

Wide treads

Good value
Cons: Rivets on shaft snag hands

Heavy
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What is the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade like?

The carbon steel blade and long socket are forged from a single piece of metal and the blade has an epoxy coating to protect it from rusting and wide, sturdy treads. It has a solid, weatherproofed ash shaft and a YD-handle.

What is the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade like to use?

This is a traditionally designed, hard-working border spade that feels strong and robust and able to tackle all digging and planting jobs. The handle is comfortable and the wide treads stop the feet from slipping and protect the boot soles from splitting on the blade. Only the rivets, which catch the hands and its heavy feel let it down.

Will the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade last?

This is a substantial spade with a long socket to prevent snapping, a rustproof coating and weatherproofed shaft and handle. It’s been built to last and feels durable and long lasting.

Is the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade good value for money?

This is long lasting, comes with a lengthy 10-year warranty and is in the budget price bracket. It’s well designed and strong and we think it’s excellent value for money.

Who is the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade most useful for?

The weight of this border spade makes it suitable for strong gardeners who want a border spade that will last.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Wilkinson Sword
Name Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Border Spade
Model Border Spade
Price £16.99
Spade type Border

Features

Material Carbon steel
Shaft Ash
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD
Straight
Weight 1.36kg
Height 93cm
Warranty 10YEAR