Easily dig into packed snow with flat 18-inch wide blade. Lightweight poly blade minimizes strain yet resists impacts and harsh weather all season long. No metal edge - less likely to get caught or damage driveways, patios, decks, roofs. Hardwood handle 2X varnished for weather resistance - 45 1/2 inches. Oversized D-grip is easy to use with or without gloves. Fully-assembled and ready to use.