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Leonard Classic Full-Strap Spade, D-Grip Handle

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Weight: 6.60 lbs

"The Tool the Industry Was Built On"

A.M. Leonard is proud to bring back the Full Strap Nursery Spade to the market, and improve upon this favorite. Modern advancements in mechanical digging equipment impacted the demand for this tool over the past few years, but our 2010 initiative, which evolved from customer feedback, taught us that this tool is still demanded by professional nurseryman and landscapers across the country. Lifetime Warranty.

We are glad to make the investment required to retool this spade so we can continue to offer one of the strongest tools in the market, which has added features of great balance and a shock absorbing wood core handle.

Though hard to improve upon a tool that has served the industry so well since the early 1900's, we focused upon 3 areas:
  • Stronger D-grip and top strap connection! New single directional rivet holds top strap and metal D-grip, eliminating a side D-grip rivet from the previous model. Less holes/rivets at this connection improve overall strength.
  • Increased turn step size! Not too large to interfere with the job, but a moderate increase to alleviate foot strain and to accommodate a footpad if desired.
  • Increased bevel of cutting edge! No need to sharpen blade once received. We added the best angle to offer sharp cutting while maintaining a durable edge.
  • Plus this classic spade includes these features: a strong, one-piece welded metal D-grip with full-through rivet at grip; single directional rivet holds straps and D-grip, increasing strength; shock-absorbing American Ash handle core; heavy gauge rivets bond metal to wood for unmatched strength; larger turned steps reduce foot fatigue and are compatible with our #AMFP foot pad; blade is beveled to optimum angle to offer sharpness and durability.
AND, it's made locally, here in the USA! That means made with American steel, stamped and constructed by skilled local fabricators.


  • Product length (inches): 36-1/2
  • Product width (inches): 7-1/2
  • Product weight (pounds): 7
  • Blade material: Steel
  • Blade length (inches): 13
  • Blade top width (inches): 7-1/2
  • Cutting edge width (inches): 6-1/8
  • Blade lift (inches): 2
  • Handle type: D-grip
  • Handle material: Wood
  • Handle length (inches): 27

Product Features

  • Full-strap spades
  • High-carbon, heat-treated steel blade
  • Beveled cutting edge
  • Extra-wide turned step
  • Riveted for a secure hold
  • American ash handle
  • Shock-absorbing core
  • Made in the USA!

Product Benefits

  • Perfect combination of strength, durability, and comfort
  • Trusted design for over 100 years
  • Low blade lift is perfect for digging straight down
  • Use for transplanting, pruning roots, or edging
  • Extra-wide turned step accommodates a Rubber Foot Pad
  • Shock-absorbing core and foot step reduces strain and fatigue


We cover this product with our lifetime warranty. Please click here for details.

Review Summary (Based on 13 Reviews)

5 Stars

Does The Job Lou from NV wrote June 18, 2017

I used the spade immediately to dig a trench for the footing for a stone wall. So far, the spade has proven a capable match for our terrible, rocky Nevada soil.

5 Stars

It paid for itself Jack from OH wrote September 23, 2016

I really put it through its paces within 48 hours using it to aid in removing a tree stump. I like its weight and durability. I have no fears about ever having to replace it.

5 Stars

SERIOUS TOOL • SERIOUS QUALITY• from CT wrote July 03, 2016

This Tool Makes Me Better @ MY JOB.

5 Stars

Nursery Spade Bob Benjamin from IL wrote June 13, 2016

Best nursery spade made.

5 Stars

Old classic is indestructible Benson from NC wrote May 07, 2014

I bought 2 of the classic about 20 years ago, and they have indispensable almost any time I do heavy digging -- and useful for all sorts of other tasks. If the new design is even better, I may be compelled to invest in 2 more!

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