6 Tools: Weeder, Harrow, Rooter, Trowel, Cultivator, Onion Hoe
Ashfield Tools are high quality, sturdy and long lasting. They are designed to work well and enhance the gardening experience. Each tool is hand forged using traditional blacksmithing techniques. The birch handles are made in Maine.
The blades of our Hand Hoe and Trowel are forged from 400 series cutlery grade stainless steel.
Our Cultivator is often used to break up the surface of the soil to keep it loose. It can also be used to work in fertilizer or organic material and compost. The width across the spread of the tines is approximately 2 3/4". The overall length of the tool is approximately 10 1/4"
Our Hand Hoe is designed to easily maneuver around plants and dig out weeds. Pull the sharpened blade through the surface of the soil to cut through weeds. More problematic weeds can be removed by jabbing the sturdy pointed corners of the blade deep into the soil behind the weed and then pulling the blade forward to undercut the roots below the surface. The blade is approximately 2 1/4" x 5 1/2". The overall tool length is approximately 20", making ideal for raised beds.
Our Harrow can penetrate deep to loosen compacted soil. It can break up trampled areas, re-work the center of a row before planting, or loosen the area around a transplant to allow the roots to spread. The width at the curved end is approximately 5 1/2". The overall tool length is approximately 10. 3/4".
Our Rooter has a long cutting fork designed to penetrate soil and cut off tap root weeds, like dandelions, well below the surface The edges of the notched out "V" are sharpened to aid the cutting process. The offset handle provides leverage to pry, lift, and pop out weeds. The rooter can also be used to cut asparagus and rhubarb.. The overall length of the Rooter is approximately 13".
Our Trowel features a blade with sharpened edges and an end that is tapered to a sturdy point. The result is a highly effective yet nearly indestructible tool. The sharpened edges cut through soil and small roots while the rugged shank lets you pry without bending the handle. The blade is approximately 2 3/4" x 6". The overall tool length is approximately 12 1/2".
Our Weeder is designed to cut through weeds at or just below the surface. Pull the sharpened blade under the surface of the soil to mow down small weeds. For large, well established weeds, jab the sturdy point into the soil, pull around the weed to undercut it, and lift it out. The blade is approximately 3/4" x 3". The overall tool length is approximately 12".