Ideal for transplanting vegetables, annuals, perennials and other small plants. Forged for heavy duty use. Rust resistant and beautifully polished. Manufactured with the highest quality techniques, including a sturdy tang and ferrule for long-lasting durability. Vintage, ergonomically-sculpted wood handle. Ash is the preferred wood for garden tools due to its strength, flexibility and durability. Wood is also a natural shock absorber, which keeps your hand comfortable while gardening.