A small, lightweight yet rugged utilitarian tool for digging the infamous cathole. Perfect for excavating a Dakota Fire Hole, and perhaps a good alternative for the garden. The spade area of the trowel is 2.25" wide x 4" long. The handle, made of smooth tubular 1/4" stainless steel is not too wide for small hands but wide enough for larger hands to get a good grip and is surprisingly comfortable. The tool is marked as utilizing 18/8 stainless steel - for its composition of 18% chromium and 8% nickel - placing it in the austenite 304 family, the most commonly used of the 300 series. With less than 0.15% carbon content, it should hold up well even along salt-water areas and the concave arc of the spade lends strength to the thin (just under 1/16") steel. This should last a long a time.
Purchaser bought it for their trunk for emergency use, but let me know they use it in the garden as well. Loves it.