The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Paving Knife

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The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Paving Knife

The best weeders are constructed of forged steel as is the Harvesting History tool. Like all of the professionally designed hand tools, the steel appendage is created to have some spring so that the weeding finger can give and rebound against obstacles. This tool has a cylindrical hardwood handle into which is an imbedded stainless steel, L-shaped shaft with a pointed end. The stainless steel shaft is is 5 ½ inches long. The foot of the ‘L’ is 2 ½ inches long and flattened into the shape of a narrow spearhead. The spearhead design makes the shaft a much stronger and more efficient digging and scraping device. The handle is 5 ½ inches longer making the entire length of the tool 10 ¾ inches long. The weight is approximately 8 oz.

The Harvesting History Heirloom Block Paving Knife

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.

And, my friends, that is exactly what the weeding finger does. Imagine possessing a finger with the strength and durability of stainless steel.

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