This hand forged garden trowel crafted by Mark Ling of Mark's Metal Works was hand made from an old railroad spike. This is not the Chinese imported junk that bends and breaks the first time being used. It was hand made, and out of steel, with a steel handle. The fault that most modern shovels sold today in the big box stores is that they bend at the transition between the handle and shovel blade, because the transition is a weak spot, but with this shovel the handle and blade are the same piece, and so no weak spot! While hot, a coat of oil was applied to darken it and help prevent rust, though it is advised to store in a dry place, or a light coat of oil kept on the tool. Don't skimp out on tools that help you be more efficient and have a more enjoyable time, this is one of them! This is a smaller shovel, and would be great for planting, and doing small transplants!
From end of handle to tip of blade it is about 8-1/2", and the blade is about 1-1/2" wide, and about 4-1/2 wide, with the handle roughly 3-1/4" long.