Each and sickle and hoe is formed for specific types of soil and depth of digging, and is even produced for left or right handed use. While he hand forges each tool, his work is embedded with economy, simplicity and elegance. Tool edge retains sharpness for ≈ 2-3 seasons of normal use.
handle: chestnut or oak wood, sun-dried for years to achieve the right weight and water resistance. Blade: made from the strong spring steel used in the auto industry to prevent warping.
L: 11.5" x W: 4.75"
No need to sharpen before 2-3 years of regular use. After which point, sharpen by hand, using a honing stone. Avoid use on hard surfaces. Wipe clean with soft cloth or use water only. Clean and dry thoroughly to prevent rust. To store, dry and lightly oil the surface.
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