Willy Bamboo's "A" forged irrigation shovel is simply the best. Both blade and handle are guaranteed for life against breakage during normal use. Our unique system of joining the blade and handle make joint between handle and shank immobile. The tradional 'weak-point' is eliminated and this shovel will last and last. The composite bamboo handle is as strong as Hickory, with less natural variability. If you are looking for a shovel that will work as hard as you do - the "A" shovel will serve you most faithfully. We hope its the last shovel you ever have to buy.