West Country round mouthed open socket shovel from Bulldog's Premier range. It has its origin in specific areas where long ash shafts are preferred because of the extra leverage they generate. The timber used for the handle and shaft has a very low moimoisture content to avoid shrinkage or splitting. The open socket blade is hardened and tempered, so it can be used for light digging as well as for moving loose materials such as shingle, sand and gravel. The BUL2309 West Country Shovel has the following specifications: Blade dimensions: 290 x 265mm (11.1/2 x 10.1/2in). Handle length: 1,372mm (54in).