Designed to remove small weeds with speed and precision with the least possible soil disturbance. Perfect for weeding close spacings of seedling vegetables like salad mix, carrots and onions, as well as perennial flowers and herbs. Root-slicing blade is hardened steel, 4" L x 1/2" W, at the base of the 5/16" (8mm) diam. galvanized shaft. This blade is significantly stiffer than previous models due to requirements of our manufacturer. Hardwood handle. Overall length 12". Eliot Coleman design.