Heirloom Trowel - Long handle
Heirloom Trowel - Long handle
Heirloom Trowel - Long handle
Heirloom Trowel - Long handle
Heirloom Trowel - Long handle
Heirloom Trowel - Long handle
Heirloom Trowel - Long handle

Heirloom Trowel - Long handle

Regular price £45.00 Sale

 

One of the great consequences of attending various shows/events across the country is discovering new tools.  A conversation at a recent garden event in the Cotswolds led us to these trowels made by Shed 51.

The customer was raving about her favourite trowel which she'd has for a number of years.  She then disappeared off to fetch it - that was how excited she was to show me.  I'm really glad she did as I think they are a great concept.

Still made in the Cotswold, they were originally sold as "Uncle Peter's Trowel" at various markets in the area.  Apparently they developed quiet the cult following in the area.  The original maker worked in the aerospace industry and the design really reflects that.  They are now made by another retired aviation specialist under the Shed 51 name.

The handle is copper and the digging blade from stainless steel.  Their clever design means no rivets or glue are needed in their assembly.  Extremely light weight and durable.  This long length version weighs just 200 grams, but will hold up to digging duties well.

With an overall length of 38cm -  the blade is 14cm long and 4 cm wide with a a good curve to it.  The copper handle is 24cm long.  This makes it useful for use in raised beds or for those that don't like to bend down as much.

It's fitted with a leather loop for hanging.

Also available with a shorter handle here or as a smaller pocket version here.

Supplied brightly polished when new, both the stainless steel blade and copper handle will dull off with use.  You can see one that's been used for several years in the last two photos.  You could polish them back to a bright finish if you wished.

 

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