Despite being listed as a Snow Shovel Aluminium, the shovel is plastic with an aluminium handle.
Amazon were very good about the return of the item, but I was very disappointed that the item was not as described, particularly as it turned up during the recent snowy period. I have destroyed a good number of plastic shovels, and wanted to try something different.
NOT ALUMINIUM. Shaft is aluminium BUT Shovel blade is plastic. I doubt it would withstand serious use. Expensive for what it is. It's really a light weight, extending, car shovel - I can't be bothered returning it so I will keep it in my car boot for emergencies.