This is the Spade that won BBC Gardeners world Best Buy. The judges like the weight and balance of the tool as well as its traditional look. The carbon steel blade is easy to sharpen and over time with use will become sharper still. An awesome tool for the smaller garden and gardener.
With a narrower blade, this beautifully balanced tool is exceptionally handy in the border and in-between plants where root disturbance must be kept at a minimum.
The Greenman Half Brite range features all the benefits of the stainless steel range with the long multi riveted ash filled YD handle but utilises a half bright carbon steel head. Most of the old tools you see
in use today are carbon steel. The metal patina developed over time and use acts like a human suntan, protecting the skin from harmful elements. Carbon steel tools are hard wearing and have the ability to be honed to perfection by the user, in fact the more you use them the better they get.
The term ‘Half Bright’ refers to the bright (polished section of the blade) traditionally done as in this case to show off the quality of the metal.
Carbon steel tools, like all tools, will need a bit of tlc every now and then to keep them in top shape and will last for years if looked after, just like the ones of my grandfather’s I use today.
- BBC BEST BUY WINNER
- Lipped socket for strength
- Long Ash handle
- High Carbopn steel blade
Dimensions; L x 100cm W x 14cm Weight = 1.7kg