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King Of Spades Nursery Spade with 13-Inch All-Steel Blade with D-Grip Handle

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# KS12
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Weight: 6.10 lbs

Rugged all steel design, for the best combination of lightweight and longevity!

This professional grade spade features smooth, zinc-plated rust-resistant finish. No rivets, sharp edges or wood to damage hands. Aircraft quality alloy tubing construction turned steps, and heavy gauge steel blade. Extended blade for balling and root pruning. 13" blade tapers from 7 3/4" to 6 1/2".

WARNING All Steel shovels and spades should not be used in areas where underground electric lines, wires or cables may be present.


  • Blade length 13in
  • Blade width 7 3/4in tapers to 6 1/2in
  • 12-ga blade is heat treated
  • Weight 6lb
  • Handle length 27in
  • Constructed of zinc plated aircraft tubing
  • Large D style grip that is 4" wide

Product Features

A rubber foot pad can be mounted to the top of either side of the blade adding more cushion for the user, #KSFP.


Manufacturer supplies a 5-year warranty against breakage.

Review Summary (Based on 7 Reviews)

5 Stars

The last shovel you'll ever buy Central NH from NH wrote September 01, 2019

I bought this shovel to replace mine that got stolen off my trailer. My old one was 20 years old. This is no cheapo big box store shovel! I use this for everything digging, edging, transplant, taking up sod etc. I even used it to strip a roof.

5 Stars

Great all-around, sturdy nursery spade SB from VA wrote July 20, 2017

The 13” King of Spades nursery spade is long enough to get deep for transplanting smaller plants. For an average height adult—or slightly shorter—you can still get foot leverage on the 13” blade for starting a hole. (The 15” might be too long for easily starting a hole.)

1/16” – 1/8” left and right blade edges are rounded/hammered over a bit on the spade I received, probably as a safety measure to keep the user from injury.

The handle is lighter than I expected, having recently used another make of all-steel spade. I think this could be a bonus if working for long with the spade. It feels very sturdy when levering wet clay soil with the blade fully buried.

Pros: • Good edger • Steel steps are large and comfortable when wearing boots to dig • Good transplanting spade • OK for small transfer jobs, but not enough lift for larger jobs where shovel should be used • Good root cutter • Good sod cutter • Good for breaking through hard clay soil • Not too heavy, but heavy enough to use for edging by hand • Sharp blade with long bevel that seems to hold its edge • The large D-handle makes it easy to mix soil by twisting the spade. • All welds are neat • Great all-around, sturdy nursery spade that is usually the first tool to be pulled out of the shed

Cons: • If you hit a rock or large root when digging by hand—vs. by foot—you’ll get a pretty good jolt, but that is the nature of a solid steel spade without padding. I chose this over a cushioned handle for longevity.

In summary, I’d buy the King of Spades nursery spade again.

5 Stars

King of spades Kb sprinklers from SD wrote May 12, 2017

About the best shovel in the business for digging holes all day!

5 Stars

Best I've owned RJ from TN wrote June 13, 2016

Great quality. Broke many cheaper ones before it.

5 Stars

Quality Spade S. Shoemaker from MD wrote June 06, 2012

This spade is great for transplanting, stripping sod, cutting edges in beds, etc. I gave this five stars, but I think next time I purchase one it will have the shock absorbing handle. Hitting a rock or other debris in the soil tends to send the vibration right up the handle to your hands.

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