Skatewood is our material of choice at the moment. We started with upgrading the handles of Sneeboer's (already great)Transplanting trowel. This is the second of the three planned projects using this amazing material - an upgrade to the handle of the heavier duty Hori Hori's we sell. (You'll have to wait until later in the year for the final product..)
Skatewood is made by laminating recycled skateboard decks into more usable blocks. Not only are skateboards made from high quality laminated Maple sheets, they are also coloured. These coloured layers not only look amazing, it means that when applied to garden tool handles you are (hopefully) far more likely to be able to see them once you've put down in a border or on the veg patch. So yes - they look great (especially when given as a gift) but the way they look helps with how you use them!
Recycling this material isn't an easy process. Damaged skateboards have to be sourced, grip tape removed and then larger blocks glued up. Only then can you actually start the making process. For these Hori Hori handles we turned to a local maker called Ben Footitt (@afterlifebf) who specialises in using Skatewood. He's done a great job for us with these and his ability to visualise the layout of the coloured laminates is outstanding.
Design: There are just 10 heavy duty Hori Hori's in this first batch - all are completely unique. To be honest, they are all look great - it just comes down to personal preference as to which one you like the most! We've given each a letter to help with the selection process. I'd recommend looking at the group shots and then using the selection menu box to select the letter you'd like to see in more detail.
The blade is made from heat tempered stainless steel. One side is serrated for better cutting off turf and small roots.
It has an overall length of 30cm and weighs 350 grams
The reverse side has 2.5cm dept markers on the blade.
This Hori Hori is not supplied with a sheath as standard, but we have made a leather sheath for them and these can be purchased separately here
This latest batch have hidden pins holding the handles on, so no visible screw heads on the handles.
You must be 18 years or older to purchase this bladed item.
Your age will be verified automatically using a service run by AgeChecked Ltd. More information about these checks can be foundhere.
We recommend that you purchase this item via a Paypal Account or Credit Card as this further helps with your 18+ age verification.
As of the 4th April 2022, this item legally requires age verification upon delivery in addition to the age verification upon purchase. We have included a ‘bladed postage fee’ into our retail price for all bladed items. You can read more about this here.