This is the original spade I modelled on the one my Grandfather passed down to my Father who had a Market Garden in Jersey.
I finally broke the handle which was by then riddled with woodworm. It’s a chunky spade not for the faint hearted. Great for slicing old congested herbaceous plants and tackling difficult ground.
The “D” handle helps you strike the ground. The blade is not as long as some larger spades and is designed to help break the soil or dig not to be used as a shovel. Fairly heavy with strong D handle and carbonised steel. Get diggin'!