These items come to us from a Dutch company that has been making gardening tools in Holland since 1898. At first they seem as traditional as any vintage garden tool, until you notice the orientation of the handles, which are aligned perpendicularly from the heads. This will be especially valued by our more senior customers. The oiled ash handles feel and look great.
The three forged boron steel tines of the Hand Cultivator, 3” at their widest, converge toward each other in a graceful curve that grabs plant and dirt material in tight places, and aerates with a twist. 17” long overall. TThe forged boron steel head, 6” x 3”, is offset from the handle, another ergonomic detail your body will appreciate. Classic appearance and ergonomic P-Grip properties will make these some of your most-used tools.
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!