Hand Forged Great Dixter Spade - 22"

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The Great Dixter Gardens are known for their profuse-yet-structured plantings, each exquisite bed and meadow a riot of color and form, somehow simultaneously wild and regimented. To attend to beds like that, well, you'd need a tool like this. Designed in collaboration with the gardeners at Great Dixter—the family home of iconic British gardener Christopher Lloyd—this medium handled spade is our new favorite tool. The paddle-ended 22" handle makes it easy to wield the hand-forged stainless steel blade with surgical precision in small spaces. The angled head can scoop soil out and the scoped blade is designed to make a perfect planting hole. Ideal for tucking in plants together, digging without standing, or for working in our raised beds (and you can still step down with force on the head's flat edges if you need more force).

About the line: There is a certain feeling to picking up a well-made tool. It is balanced and beautiful, natural and nuanced, potent and powerful. It is a deeply human feeling, the same one that the huntress feels for the sling, the poet feels for the pen, or the warrior for the sword. When acknowledged, it gives an almost mystical majesty to the most mundane tasks and it is that feeling which often makes a tool a "favorite". Sneeboer tools have it in...spades. Hand-forged in Holland from rust-resistant stainless steel with simple, beautiful hand-turned hardwood handles, these tools are as hardy as they are handsome. The 4th generation line also has a deep commitment to maximizing both aesthetic and functionality—which means classic tools get subtle, thoughtful updates or pared down their essential forms. Using this line of Dutch implements is as great a pleasure as watching a garden flourish.

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