Made to our specifications, these high-quality tools will easily last a lifetime. Besides the beech handles, all components are stainless steel for durability and corrosion resistance. The blades and tines are well formed and secured to the tangs with strong, smooth welds, and have bevelled or tapered ends where required to penetrate soil easily. Shaped for comfort, the handles are lacquered and have a ferrule that caps the end grain to prevent swelling or splitting. All the tools are well balanced, with overall lengths between 10-1/2" and 18".
The tools can be purchased individually, as a set of all eight or as a set of the three most commonly used tools – the three-prong cultivator, trowel and Jekyll weeder. The rounded tines of the three-prong cultivator move through soil easily, aerating it while uprooting weeds. The trowel has a 5-1/4" long, 2-3/4" wide blade and an offset handle for knuckle clearance. Using the Jekyll weeder, you can remove shallow-rooted weeds by lifting them from below or loosen the soil around deep roots to make them easier to pull out.
We also offer a longer narrow trowel (blade is 7-3/4" long and about 2" wide), a two-prong version of the cultivator, a crack weeder with a sharp slicing blade and thin-profile hook for weeding between walkway and patio stones, and a narrow hand rake for tidying up debris as you work. The rake is just under 18" long and 4" wide overall, with seven closely spaced tines.
Designed like a bread knife, the scalloped blade of the sod knife
won’t snag when cutting roots. At 6-5/16", the blade is long enough to cut through two layers of sod at once, so you can cut out the area you’re replacing from a roll of fresh sod, ensuring a perfectly fitted patch. A 3-1/2" sharpened section at the tip of the spine allows more delicate cuts. Our initial shipment of the Hand Rake is expected to arrive by early May 2015.