Fiskars says it believes that even the simplest tool can be reinvented and perfected, and that its new Fiskars Xact range of digging tools is an example of this philosophy.
The range includes digging spades and forks in medium and large sizes to suit different users, a shovel and a compost fork.
Their unique shape and use of material represents a major step forward in long-handled tool design, according to the company.
Fiskars' ambassador James Wong says: "Fiskars' samurai-sharp digging spade slices through soil in an instant, even through heavy clay. Extra long, über lightweight handles create the perfect fulcrum to make digging easier."