Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade

Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade review

A well-designed, comfortable spade that's a pleasure to use.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

A Gardeners’ World award winning spade, this is well designed and popular with testers who love its comfortable, considered features.
Blade and shaft
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease/performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Strength
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Balanced weight
Good length shaft
Smooth socket
Feels robust
Sturdy foot treads
Cons: Feels heavy in use
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What is the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade like?

A beautiful, traditional handmade spade with a stainless steel blade with an integral FSC ash shaft and Y handle. The socket is long and double riveted and the foot treads on the blade are wide.

What is the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade like to use?

The shaft length and well-balanced design make this spade a pleasure to use. Features have been well thought out with a comfortable handle, rivets that are flush and smooth to the socket and the foot treads are wide and sturdy. The stainless steel blade cuts cleanly and is smooth and easy to clean but it does feel heavy and increasingly weighty after prolonged use.

Will the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade last?

This is a strong spade with a long socket to prevent snapping and an ash shaft and handle that are one continuous piece of wood – the shaft has been split to form the Y-shaped handle. The stainless steel blade won’t rust and this spade feels built to last.

Is the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade good value for money?

This was at the very low end of the price bracket and with its quality materials, many well thought out features and long fifteen year warranty we think its excellent value for money.

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Who is the Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade most useful for?

Great for all digging jobs and soils this is a comfortable spade to suit most gardeners.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Kent and Stowe
Name Kent and Stowe Stainless Steel Digging Spade
Model Stainless Steel Digging Spade
Price £29.99
Spade type Digging

Features

Material Stainless Steel
Shaft Ash
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD shape
Straight
Weight 2kg
Height 111cm
Warranty 15YEAR