Many toolmakers use Stainless steel, but such steel doesn't heat treat to the same hardness. It therefore losses its edge quicker and can be more easily bent. A big advantage of stainless steel is that is doesn't easily rust and heavy soil is less likely to stick to it. Our spring steel is either powder coated, or finished with burnished oil to resist rust and sticking, however with time, wear and exposure the tools can rust if not cared for. In future blogs I will detail the correct care for your tools to ensure they last a lifetime.