The Chelsea Eye Hoe comes in two pieces. The more you use it, the more secure it becomes. NO hardware connecting the shaft to the metal hoe. It is definitely heavy duty and worth a try. It is also called a grubbing hoe because it does the dirty work of breaking up very hard soil. You bring it up high and the weight of the heavy metal helps pull it down. You can use it with one or two hands. Aggression reliever. 15" handle. If you have first hand knowledge and use a tool like this, please tell me what you think about it. I'd like to share the information.