I like the shovel very much; however, the shiny steel finish is terrible on a sunny day. Spray paint it flat black to avoid sharp, blinding sun reflections.
Used it for one day, so far. Dug over a dozen holes--works great. Slices through turf easily. I am able to put all my weight on it, and it does not flex. Easy to attach the two pieces that it arrives in. Great shovel for metal detecting hole digging.