Getting rid of weeds is no longer a chore - the DeWit Oscillating Hoe works so well it makes weeding enjoyable! Blade is made of hardened boron steel and is sharpened on both sides handle is hardwood ash. Moving in a forward and backwards oscillating action the sharp blades go below the soil surface and slice through weeds at the base effectively stopping or slowing regrowth. Hardwood Ash handle is 56" long and is harvested from environmentally responsible FSC-certified forests. This incredible tool is made by the DeWit company and is guaranteed a lifetime! On April 1 1898 Willem DeWit started his blacksmith company in a small village in northern Holland. Today the 4th generation of the forging family is running the company. Old-fashioned quality combined with innovative designs make DeWit the ultimate gardener's choice. Using the latest equipment and techniques combined with historical craftsmanship make DeWit one of the most respected garden tool manufacturers in the world. DeWit tools are made from high quality Swedish Boron Steel. The Ash hardwood handles come from FSC Forest Stewardship Council certified forests. Tierra Garden is proud to offer these superior tools in the United States!