Loc: Nacogdoches, TX, USA
I made a "Deca Spades", albeit a very ugly one. I haven't tried it yet, but I hope it will dig better than the plastic monstrosity I've been using. It's definitely a whole lot lighter and smaller. I meant to add the jimping along the spine of the handle like the designer did, but I forgot. Perhaps I'll get back to that
It was $2 until recently. Now it is $2.50. Still pretty darn cheap and very sturdy. Can also be used as a tent stake.
But at 1 oz it's pretty heavy for a tent stake and not really wide enough to use as a proper trowel. I wanted a very lightweight but strong trowel, so I bought the middle one of these ultralight Titanium cat hole trowels by quiwiz: http://www.qiwiz.net/trowels.html It only weighs 0.6 oz (17g) and it's so thin it easily slices straight through tree roots like a knife through butter.