I have asked this question at many hardware stores to no avail.
What is the angle between the shovel blade and the handle called? Such that if you place the shovel blade flat on the ground it would be the angle the handle makes from the ground. All the square & most round point shovels in hardware stores have a very shallow angle so to keep the blade flat on the ground you are forced to stoop way to low, for my back anyway. 20 years ago you could buy a shovel with a greater angle that was much more comfortable to use.