A wonderful pair for your garden these antique gardening tools were made in the late 18th century from rustic solid hardwood and heavy rugged iron.
The set comprises of a hoe also known as a dutch hoe at the time but now a common design across the world and a large shovel, the shovel is of pointed shape to easily drive through the ground and has a curved iron neck so it could be used to turn the earth more easily, much like the way a corkscrew works.
The hoe has a straight wooden handle and the shovel has a T shaped handle.
They are in surprisingly decent condition for the age and had previously been used as display pieces indoors rather than used for purpose.
There is some very slight rusting of the metal and the wood is somewhat dry and could do with some hydration but still very strong.
They are very heavy, particularly the shovel which us crafted from a large hand hammered piece of solid iron.
They are still strong enough to be used in my opinion just and are pieces worthy of sitting in a museum, a hard to find piece in a good condition, C1795
Lovely slice of history for the garden or as a decor piece.
Measurements approx as follows:
Handle width 8"
Shovel length 12"
Shovel width 9"
Hoe width 6.5"
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