The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Paving Knife – Makes A Great Holiday Gift! (Shipping Included)

11 in stock



Quick Overview

The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Paving Knife –
Makes A Great Holiday Gift!

If your garden includes any hardscape (bricks and stone paving), this tool is essential. It was created by the British in the late 1800s to remove stubborn weeds from brick and stone pathways. The tempered, stainless steel blade is designed to function well in a variety of brick and stone paving conditions. The Burgon & Ball Block Paving Knife has received Britain’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Endorsement of Distinction for its exceptional functionality and material endurance.

The Block Paving Knife is constructed of a hardened and tempered stainless steel head measuring 5.75 inches with a shortened L-base approximately 3 inches long. The head and L-base have a sharpened bevel on the exterior and the end of the L-base is cut diagonally to form a pointed tip. This stainless-steel head is anchored firmly in a 5.5 inch, hardwood handle. All of the various angles engineered into the tool’s head make it useful for almost any hardscape design.

The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Paving Knife -
Makes A Great Holiday Gift!

The Block Paving Knife is a unique design with one purpose and that is to weed garden hardscapes like brick pathways, stone pathways and terraces. This is definitely a British design. The British have a penchant for gardening and they love having tools with specialized purposes. Since so many British homes have brick pathways, they designed a tool to help them efficiently weed these pathways. The many unique angles of this tool allow it to reach effectively into almost any crevasse created by bricks or stone.

All weeders multiply the native capabilities of the human hand. There are three classes of weeders: those that chop or pull the roots through the soil like fingers shaped like a claw; those that mimic the edge of a hand for slicing off weeds, and those that function like hand’s ability to pinch grasping the weed roots and yanking them out of the ground. The Block Paving Knife belongs to the first class of weeders.

Remember, the weakness of most hand weeders lies in their metal heads. The maneuvering forces which allow the tools to remove weeds and their roots leads to bending, weakening and ultimately breaking. Because of this, the best hand tools are always constructed with a certain amount of spring built into their design. They can then give and rebound against obstacles. Such is the design of the Burgon & Ball Block Paving Knife.

Recommended Companion Plants