Sneeboer Planting Trowel - Old Dutch Style with Cherry handle
The first thing you notice about this Sneeboer Old Dutch Style planting trowel is its weight. At a little over 400grams its noticeably heavier than "normal" trowels. Its weight is a result of how these trowels are designed to be used. Think of a chopping axe action - using the side of the trowel blade. The weight helps the trowel cut into the soil and then a forward and back action creates the planting hole.
Hand forged by Sneeboer in the Netherlands, who have been making and developing garden tools since 1913. Now in the hands of 4th generation family members, Sneeboer use stainless steel to craft the ultimate tools for gardeners. Their tools are the anthesis of the cheap throw away culture. Built to last a lifetime and to be maintain in order to continue to perform like new.
As this item is hand forged please expect to see some hammer marks and black coke marks on the surface. These add to the unique character of each tool and do not affect the durability or quality of the tool in anyway.
The Sneeboer Old Dutch Style Planting Trowel is hugely popular - probably because it is often seen being used the Gardener's World team - including Monty Don and Adam Frost.
The handle is made from Cherry and replacements are available if ever needed. We also stock the Ash handle version - meaning you can chose from short handled and long handled (depending on stock availability and your handle length preference).
Width of head13 cm
Length of head14 cm
Length of handle14 cm
Total length30 cm
Why invest in Sneeboer garden tools?
Quite simply, they are high quality hand forged gardening tools that'll last a lifetime. Read our blog to find out more...