The best tools do the work for you, and this trowel is no exception. The slender 9 1/2in blade is pointed and slightly concave, ideal for a wide variety of garden jobs. Made of 16-gauge stainless steel, it will easily break up hard or stony soil without bending. A favorite bulb planting tool as well, the blade is marked at 1 to 6in (1 to 15cm) intervals as an easy guide for bulb planting depths. The bright red, molded rubber handle is easy to spot wherever you lay it down in the garden, and features comfortable finger grips on the back and non-slip grooves on the front. There's also a generous rawhide loop for easy hanging. 14in long excluding hanging loop; 2 3/4in across greatest width.