Hand-forged & Professional Quality
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SHW Garden Tools
From Splitting Mauls to Shovels, the German company SHW offers excellent design and unparalleled quality steel.

53957 – SHW Splitting Maul
The unique head shape of this German-forged splitting maul makes it's relatively light 6.6 pound weight incredibly effective (more effective than a conventional-shaped 8 lb. maul, according to a customer) AND resists sticking in the wood.  The handle is actually American Hickory...the toughest stuff going. Rear of head is flattened to use as a hammer for driving wedges if needed.
Length: 35"
Total weight: 8.4 lbs
Head length: 8.5"

Price: $43.00


53640--SHW Cabbage Knife
Well, that's what they call it... although you could cut about anything you wanted with this bad boy!!  The hooked blade IS handy for whacking off cabbage heads, though... Blade is German Forged steel; handle is made out of layered leather.  Makes a good Machete, too.

Total Length: 17"
Blade length: 12”
Weight: 1.4"
Price: $37.00

--SHW Brush Hook/ Brush Axe
When a Machete won't cut it and a axe (or chainsaw) is too much, this tool is the perfect in-between, capable of chopping off a 1" sapling in one blow. Popular in Europe for maintaining "hedgerows", I use one for whacking back new tree growth on my fencerows yearly.
Blade Length: 11"

Two Handle Lengths:

Overall Length: 30"
Weight: 3 lbs
Price: $40.00

Overall Length: 47.5"
Weight: 4 lbs
Price: $42.00


53710 - “Scooping” Pointed Shovel
The head / handle angles of this tool make it perfectly designed for scooping material up off the ground with a minimum of bending the back; such as moving loose dirt, compost, sand, etc. The head is wider than most typical American pointed shovels, so it will hold more, and the rear edges are bent up to keep loose material from falling off the rear.  This shovel head is not Tempered Steel like the model 53705, so it is not recommended for heavy digging in hard soils, but great for looser stuff. Handle easily replaced, like all SHW tools.

Overall Length: 60”   
Head: 10.5” wide x 11.5” long
Weight: 4.4 lbs
Price: $24.00

53705 - “Digging” Pointed Shovel
This shovel design is more familiar to us Americans, being a design found in hardware stores everywhere as an American Round-Point digging shovel (called a “spade” by some, but this is a mis-use of the term).  The big difference in this Shovel: a Tempered German Steel head with a 10-year Warranty!! Rubber-coated handle end for comfort. Handle/head angle more “straight” for vertical digging.

Overall Length: 58.5”
Head: 8.75”wide x 12.5” long
Weight: 4 lbs
Price: $39.00

Scything & Sickles

While we don’t claim to have the best selection of Scything equipment, these items represent good European quality at very good prices.  These basic scythes make great “starter” scythes, and the sickles are top-of-the-line.  For more specialized / serious sycthers, there are other websites who specialize in scything equipment, such as www.onescytherevolution.com or  www.scytheconnection.com


54079 — SHW Tubular Steel Snath
Wooden handles adjust up or down snath for maximum operator comfort. Best for folks UNDER 5’10” tall.  (For taller users, the snath has to be re-contoured a bit down at the bottom to get the angle right. [the tubular steel can be re-contoured if done carefully])
Length: 58"
Handles: 7.5" long
Weight: 2.6 lbs
Price:  $30.00

54094 — SHW “Brush” Blade
Hand hammered blade is short and stout for whacking brush and weeds.
Length: 17.5"
Height: 3"
Width: 4.75"
Weight: 1.75 lbs
Price: $34.00

54085 — SHW “Grass” Blade
Premium hand-hammered blade is comparable to many Austrian blades. Long and thin, for hay.
Length: 28"
Width: 3.5“
Weight: 1.25 lbs
Price: $59.00

Smooth Sickles
These top-quality forged steel sickles are made in Italy by the Falci company, but we stuck them in this section anyway.  These feature steel shanks that come all the way through the wooden handle and are bent over, for maximum resistance to the handle coming loose.  Smooth sickles are best for cutting grass, weeds, etc. that you are simply letting fall to the ground…if you are HOLDING (harvesting) the material you are cutting off, then see our Serrated sickles.  A great alternative to a weed-eater for cutting around garden beds, etc…quiet, no fumes, provides exercise, and starts every time!  Very few companies make sickles with this quality any more. (please note that weights are approximate…with hand-forged tools, individual weights may vary by a few percent)

120694-1 Small RH: 14” long, 209 grams: Price: $23.00

120694-2 Large RH: 16: long, 271 grams: Price: $26.00

121751-1 Medium LH: 15” long, 223 grams: Price: $25.00

Serrated Harvest Sickles
Same great features as the smooth sickles above, but these have serrated blades—best for cutting material that you are holding. Only serrated on one side, so they can be sharpened.  Since these have no “spine” behind the cutting edge, these can be used left- or right-handed.

1402500 14” long, 176 grams: $15.00

1412557 16” long, 143 grams $15.00

Scythe/Sickle Tools: Hammer, Anvil and Whetstone
Maintain your scythe or sickle in the traditional style: Peen the edge with the hammer and Anvil (use a bigger hammer to drive the anvil into a block of wood first…it doesn’t work so well otherwise!!), and hone the edge with the whetstone. 

Techniques for these procedures can be found at the websites referenced in the “Scything” text block above.

54590 Hammer 1.3 lbs, 10” long: $20.00

54588 Anvil 1.4 lbs, 4.5” x 1.5”: $20.00

54089 Whetstone 9” long, medium grit: $4.00

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