"Fully forged carbon and manganese steel head and lightweight, durable polyfibre shaft with extra long socket for added strength. Resistant to oil, chemicals and water. Epoxy-coated head for maximum strength and reduced soil adhesion. Heat treated and tempered to give quality, professional performance and longer working life. Features: Treaded General Purpose Shovel; Hilt Size: 112mm Opening. Specifications: Exceeds BS 3388 load test."