I first spied, and admired, this Old Dutch trowel being used by Monty Don on BBC Gardener’s World.
I liked the look of the longer-and-sturdier-than-usual trowel handle, the offset head, and the way he used it to dig into soil with a stabbing motion then pushing back and forth - instead of a more typical digging/scooping motion. My curiosity was piqued!
The sharp sides and pointed end allow you to easily cut through the soil. Use it for planting bulbs, seedlings and small plants or use the large head for breaking and turning the soil. It is particularly useful in the vegetable garden if Monty’s example is anything to go by.
It is a slightly bigger, heavier tool with a fairly stout handle, a good fit for medium-to-large sized hands.
The Sneeboer family has been making garden tools for over 100 years. Sneeboer tools are beautifully designed and built for maximum strength and utility - the heads are hand-forged from one piece of stainless steel and they are fitted with ash handles from FSC-certified forests. Each tool is individually shaped, assembled, sharpened, and polished by skilled master craftsmen in their factory in The Netherlands. They are designed and constructed to last a lifetime.