The new Spear Head Spade is really all it is advertised to be. It will meet almost every spade need. It is a great garden tool!
First the unique shape helps you dig. After all digging is what we do most with all spades. The blade is thick and very hard. The forward bent foot rest allows you to put more pressure as you push downward. The foot rest will reduce your overall digging effort.
Secondly, the unique shape will cut through those hardy bulbs and roots to help you divide your plants. It works really well on Hostas that have outgrown their space.
In addition to all the above, this spade appears to hold more soil. The Spear Head Spade will make your digging easier even on rocky and clay soils. Be sure and try this spade out for your gardening digging! What a wonderful garden tool!