Jabbing into rock, hard soil and roots will take a toll on a cheap trowel, as you’ve probably witnessed after bending a few beyond recognition. Burgon & Ball forges their trowel’s head and ferrule from super-hard stainless steel for great shock resistance and long life, and builds in a wide, deep dish to carry a maximum load. The tang (neck) is precision-honed to the correct angle for ergonomic working, and the durable rubberwood handle is equipped with a handsome leather hanging thong. Endorsed by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) of England, the UK’s leading gardening charity. A tool-shed basic for transplanting, digging, furrowing and all manner of general garden work.