Garant, a Canadian company manufacturing tools dating back to 1895, has a long successful history of making strong and durable tools. The Grizzly series is the professional product line. The “HD” stands for “heavy duty” tempered steel heads and blades. You need a heavy duty spade for the heavy duty jobs in the garden. Have you ever broken a spade in the middle of a tough job? This one will not let you down. The blade on this spade slices though the toughest soil profile and splits perennials with ease. It also can do the same task of edging garden beds like a half-moon edger. The cutting blade edge can also be sharpened with a heavy file.
For the discerning gardener with an affinity towards stainless steel, there are other manufacturers that produce tough strong spades with the elegance of a stainless steel blade that rinses cleanly and always looks like the day you bought it. It is similar to using the good silverware for everyday use. However, if I had to choose just one a spade, the Grizzly, the work horse of them all, is my selection.