Our Gardener’s Lifetime Trowel is hand-forged in Holland from the finest high-carbon Swedish boron steel. Unlike flimsy tools that are stamped from thin stainless steel, this trowel is ready for a lifetime of use by serious gardeners. To give it extra strength and durability, a 4" metal tang extends into the handle, which is securely fastened with a welded socket. Sustainably grown European ash is used for the hardwood handle. Gardener’s Lifetime Tools are handmade for us by a Dutch fourth-generation, family-owned business that has been forging fine gardening tools for more than a century.