My scoop, with 7mm hex holes and carbon poles, arrived in less than 48 hours after I placed my order with CKG! It's my first metal scoop, and it's well built with no sharp edges. Like others have noted, there is a little 'wobble' in the pole to scoop connection, easily corrected with a band of electrical scoop. I have only used it a few times and it seems solid. I am using it in FL on Gulf of Mexico sand with a fair amout of crushed shells. When in damp sand, away from the surf line, this sand will not 'sift' through the 7 hex holes, so I will probably get another one with larger holes. In the surf where I can 'wash' the sand through the holes, works well. Now, if there just wasn't so much darn 'trash' on the beaches, maybe I could find something of value!
So far I really like this scoop. It is very lightweight and durable. Much easier than bending down for each target in the sand. I highly recommend this product
Well built scoop with light weight carbon fiber handle. Perfect size for scooping beach sand.