This handily-sized spade with a flat, tulip-shaped blade is popular with bulb enthusiasts, which may not be a surprise knowing its origin, Holland – a land where the tulip is king. With a 21” T-style ash handle and Swedish boron steel blade, its greatest usefulness, however, could well be found with the sometime arduous task of planting, separating and thinning-out the perennials and ground covers in your planting beds. The flat blade also makes it a handy edger around paths and features in the garden, and for removing an errant weed between bricks. Blade-head size, 5” x 4-1/2”. Weight 1lb.More Info
DeWit tools are a direct connection to the time when the best tools often came from the village blacksmith. Innovated and evolved from experience and made to last forever, a DeWit-made tool represents the closest possible connection between the tool maker and the tool user to be found in today’s global market. Willem de Wit opened his blacksmith shop in Kornhorn, a small village in northern Holland, in 1898. He did all the things a country village blacksmith did back then – he was a farrier, repaired kettles and sold bicycles. When his sons joined him the business grew, making tools for agriculture. A DeWit tool came to be known to combine good design, skilled craftsmanship and the very best materials, and soon their spades and hoes were in demand all over Holland. The 4th generation of the de Wit family today runs the company by the same principles and standards. Skilled hand forging may be augmented with modern techniques and equipment where appropriate, but the essential connection between the designer/maker and the user endures – only now the de Wits listen to gardeners and farmers from all over the world. And their continued insistence on only the best materials can be readily appreciated in the use of FSC-certified ash handles and Swedish boron steel – the same steel used on a popular brand of bulldozer blades!