Clarington Forge Poachers Spade

Categories: Gardening Tools

Product Features

  • the perfect transplanting spade/shovel. Blade is 5″ wide and 10.5″ long
  • Made in England by a garden tool manufacturer that started business in 1790
  • Forged head and with long metal solid socket to hold handle. Very durable and strong.
  • Hardwood handle with split YD grip.
  • small, narrow blade and overall 38″ length makes this tool perfect for use in the flower or vegetable garden.
New Price: $66.00
Old Price: $66.00

(as of 01/21/2018 09:10 UTC – Details)

Product Description

“The Poachers Spade as the name suggests were once used by groundskeepers & poachers for digging rabbits and other varmints out of their burrows. Nowadays, they make very fine transplanting tools:the small, narrow blade is perfectly configured to dig the smmoth walled holes for the usual nursery sizes of perennial plants. You can even use this tool while down on your knees to divide clumps of old perennials, to work in a narrow flower bed, beside a wall or to transplant srubs.” Quote from the Smith & Hawken Tool Book by William Bryant Logan. Clarington Forge is the brand name used by the manufacturer in England. Bulldog as they are called in England still make their tools in England having done so since 1790. The head and socket is made from a single piece of metal that is forged and beaten into shape so that there are no eak points or welds to break. The premier wooden shatfs are hand turned in the Bulldog workshops, stained and varnished for weather protection. The tool will last a lifetime of use

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Author: John Gunn

John is the owner and publisher of Mid-Atlantic Gardener, LLC. John is an active Master Gardener through the Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech, a member of the Virginia Native Plant Society, a recipient of two USDA Graduate School certificates, in horticulture and landscape design, a former "shrubber" at Merrifield Garden Center, a two-term council chair for Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the owner of a thriving gardening and design business since 2010. John received his master's degree in marketing from Johns Hopkins University and spent 20 years developing marketing plans, strategies and brands for national nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. market prior to following his passion for gardening and sustainable landscapes.