As soon as we released the Award Winning Root Slayer Shovel we got multiple requests for a more compact version. This multi-purpose digging tool is great in small spaces, raised beds, and campgrounds. It is an absolutely awesome weeding tool. We’ve already used it to uproot Baby’s Breath, Spotted Knapweed, Ash seedlings, Bladder Campions, Dandelions, and Curly Dock. It’s amazing! We’ve been told it’s a great metal-detecting shovel, too! The head is about 70% of the size of the Root Slayer Shovel, making it lighter weight without sacrificing the sharp edges and strength. Non-bending powder-coated carbon steel shaft with a patented durable ergonomic polypropylene grip.