With a bowled shape and pointed blade thi is a good general-purpose garden spade. It is made of heavy-duty, work-hardened bronze with a sharp cutting edge. The shaft, made of ash, is steam-bent into a slight curve, allowing for good leverage. The top of the blade has a lip to put your boot on.
Massive copper alloy. Handle made of ash.
As the tools are hand-made, the designs are constantly being refined for practicality and durability. The Orion handle is now made of steel with beechwood. As the wooden shaft acts as an insulator, this will not have an adverse effect on the soil.