Haven't been to the beach yet 😕
I tried to do some extensive research before deciding to choose the 11 x 8 inch CKG Sand Scoop. The build quality is very good. Welds were perfect as well. This one came with the Carbon Fiber handle which even made it so much better because it breaks down into 2 pieces for travel and is extremely lightweight. Using it at the beach, it worked flawlessly in both dry sand and wet sand. It does get a little heavy after a hour or so of carrying it, but I simply just pulled it behind me as I walked, so no big issue.
I do had to mention CKG's customer service. When my sand scoop arrived, the nut that the handle screws into was welded slightly off center which prevented me from being able to screw the black handle into the scoop. I contacted their Customer Service via their phone number and they had me to send them pictures of the issue. They IMMEDIATELY sent out a replacement with a return shipping label.
So I cannot say enough great things about CKG overall.
If you are looking for a great, well made Sand Scoop, then look no farther. This set up with the carbon fiber handle is Amazing !!!
Still cold so I haven't had a chance to use it. But solid construction and looks really nice!
Quality made great value light weight. The scoop does a great job and has held up very well. Scoop shovel good for water and surf lines. This heavy-duty stainless steel sand scoop, perfect for sand and water metal detecting.
The scoop and handle are durable. There is some flexibility to it but I had no issue pulling it out in wet sand. Feels well made