It's very sturdy and slices through the dirt, no problem. I almost prefer using this one over my more expensive ones due to the wider base of the shovel. Great digger!
I bought this because I was shopping for a garden shovel and never seen one that looks so sharp and heavy duty. It is amazing. It feels very sturdy and it is extremely Sharp. It cuts into the ground easy. And it is sharp enough to act like a knife, and has the extra cut out tools built into it. Of course this is something that you wouldn't want a kid to be able to use because it could be dangerous. I am very happy with this for my needs.
handle wrap leaves alot to be desired. other than that shovel is awesome