Monday, September 20, 2010

Forged Handhoe

Gardening is tough work that requires tough tools. Several of Scott's clients are avid gardeners that have expressed an interest in a forged handhoe, so Scott beat this one into submission on his new power hammer.

The hoe was forged out of a 1983 GMC dumptruck leafspring, then heat treated and tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 48. Scott made the handle out of hickory and forged the tang to run all the way through the handle. The tang has been epoxied and peened in place to make the hoe super durable.  The hoe is 11 1/2 inches in total length with a 5 inch handle.

This handhoe is being tested out by several interested parties and so far the reviews are excellent. This version is square ended hoe with a curved edge (that was sharpened after the pics were taken) and the only suggestion we've gotten is that we need to make a triangular version of the same design. Clients like the weight of the hoe and say it digs easily and deeply. Stay tuned for a refined version for sale from Guinea Hog Forge for $65 plus shipping. If interested, email

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