The bucket is made of 304 stainless steel with 1/2" holes punched through the front beak of the bucket. There is 1/2" heavy wire mesh galvannized screen on the back of the scoop for quick sifting. The scoop bucket is almost 13" long by 5" in diameter. The bucket is 14 gauge stainless steel. There is also a 1" stainless steel bar welded to the top of the scoop for bucket strength. There is a round stainless tubing welded on the back of the bucket to the handle for strength and for a foot kicker. Overall length of this scoop is about 49" long. It is made for wet sand and dry sand beach hunting and weighs just under 6 pounds.