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 & shaft has a very low moisture content to avoid shrinkage or splitting. The open socket blade is hardened & tempered, so it can be used for light digging as well as for moving loose materials such as shingle, sand & 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).