There are few companies in the world that put so much into the design of garden tools than the British company Burgon & Ball. In the last few years they have worked in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society to produce superb new tool range.
One of the best is the stunning stainless steel, long handled bulb planter. It has a FSC ash handle attached to a stainless steel head, giving both rust resistance and clean movement through the soil. The design of the blade brings ease of both cutting the plug and removing it.
Even if you don't intend planting bulbs, it's worth buying just to enjoy the beauty of its design.