A classic design, this sharp edged Dutch hoe slices through weeds just below the surface with minimal effort. It stops weeds in their tracks, also gently aerating the soil for better absorption of water and nutrients. The hoe blade is braced by two long brackets to keep the handle and socket section clear of the soil when in use. The stainless steel used to make the head is highly resistant to rust and will stay looking good for years to come. A strong leather cord allows the cultivator to be hung up tidily when not in use. A long, lightweight handle in FSC certified ash allows the tool to be comfortably used while standing, to eliminate bending and stooping. This stainless steel Dutch hoe is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society, perhaps the ultimate accolade in the gardening world. Like all Burgon and Ball RHS endorsed stainless steel tools, this Dutch hoe is covered by a lifetime guarantee.