Garden Rake Tool, Fisher Blacksmithing
This elegant rake is great for breaking up dirt and attacking rhizomatous weeds! One original three tools built by Fisher Blacksmithing, this rake is completely made by hand from start to finish for over 17 years. The carefully bent side tines flare slightly below the ferrule creating a beautiful, fleur de lis image. The solid steel rivets are set horizontally to the direction of pressure providing additional stability for the rake. The tines of the rake are great for working with ornamental grasses and other weeds that have shallow, rhizomes or runner-type growth. Dimensions are approx. 12″ long by 5″ wide.
Each tool is individually crafted using traditional blacksmithing techniques. Steel is heated to a red glow in the forge and then shaped over the anvil with a hammer. All joinery is done using solid steel rivets. And, each tool is set into its own hand turned handle creating a long-lasting garden tool with no welds. American Black Walnut is used for handles. The tight grain of this strong hardwood makes it very durable. Best of all, it just feels good in your hand.
Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana by Tuli Fisher; a member of the British Artist Blacksmith Association, as well as the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America. These garden tools are an example of fine American Craft and the result is tools that you won’t want to take your hands off of! Hand forged metal set into a black walnut handle makes a set of these garden tools the ideal gift for the discriminating gardener, wedding couple, or anyone who has an eye for high-quality traditional crafts and a passion for gardening.