Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Digging Spade

Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Digging Spade review

A solid, workhorse spade, great for serious digging.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

A weighty, solid spade that has well thought out features and has been built to last.
Blade and shaft
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Ease/performance
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Strength
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Value for money
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Pros: Good workhorse

Digs heavy soil well

Ridged treads

Comfortable handle
Cons: Rivets snag hands

Feels weighty in use despite its lightness
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What is the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Digging Spade like?

The carbon steel blade has an epoxy coating to protect it from rusting and good wide treads that are ridged for extra grip. It has a solid wooden shaft and handle which has been weatherproofed

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

This is a hard-working, traditional spade and despite its comparatively light weight it feels solid and weighty and able to tackle difficult, heavy soils. The YD handle is comfortable and the ridged treads protect the boot soles and stop the foot from slipping. Only the rivets, which are not flush and snag on the hands and the weighty feel, which divided testers let it down

Will the Wilkinson Sword Carbon Steel Digging Spade last?

Every precaution has been taken to make sure this spade lasts – from the double rivets attaching the handle and socket, epoxy coating and weatherproofed wood this spade should last a long time.

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

With its long-lasting feel and power this is great value for money

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

Anyone with serious digging to do and can handle the weighty feel

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Product Specifications

Product

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

Features

Material Carbon steel and wooden ash handle
Shaft Weatherproofed wooden ash handle
Foot tread Yes
Handle YD shape
Straight
Weight 1.75kg
Height 100cm
Warranty 10YEAR