I love this hand trowel. It is easy to hang onto without tiring your hand. It can be cork-screwed about the base of a weed to lift it out by the roots. Its sturdy and has lasted for years. This is the tool that I grab when I head out for a walk-about the yard. My other trowels are probably lonely. Although the trowel was purchased at a home and garden show in Calgary, I note that the same fellow comes to the Seed Savers sale.