The Jackson J-450 D-handle round point shovel with a smooth back has an exclusive armor D-grip that encases the wood completely to prevent twisting. Cannot come loose, Extended blade socket adds strength to handle/socket connection. High-grade 27 in. L northern ash handles for maximum strength. Smooth-back design prevents dirt and mud build-up. Double-tapered, forged blade edge for easy entry into soil. Round point, forward turned step with a solid shank.