Eliot Coleman's finest work is a complete departure from traditional designs. Ergonomic design allows the user to stand up straight, using a thumbs-up grip, while a sharp, thin blade rides flat and collinear with the soil surface, slicing off weeds without throwing soil onto nearby seedlings. Especially effective in-and-around low-lying crops such as head lettuce. Based on our traditional Collinear Hoe design, but with a replaceable head. Swiss galvanized-steel head; oiled Maine ashwood handle. 5 1/2' overall length. NOTE: Replacement Blade (#9180) available.