"Heavy duty and slanted just right, this Korean workhorse is a farmer's tool for avid gardeners. If your soil is heavy or rocky, it slices right through...It is weighted to keep wrist motion at a minimum so if you are battling either arthritis or carpel tunnel...this will certainly be easier for you. Used on the pull stroke. Good for digging, thinning, transplanting and opening and closing rows of soil. It's also called EZ-Digger."