I use this tool for hand-to-root combat with weeds, but it does many other things, all very well. It’s a weeding and digging tool with a serrated edge on one side for opening bags and cutting roots. The handle is wooden and fits nicely in the hand. The blade comes in two types, carbon steel and stainless. I have the carbon steel variety. It’s beefy, easy to clean, slides through all matter of matter. Elegant.