At under a kilo in weight, well balanced and with a long, shaped limewood shaft, we find this tool very useful on the vegetable plot. We use it for everything from uprooting perennial weeds, to hoeing drills, to earthing up the potatoes. The triangular head allows versatility in digging: delicate work with the point and more substantial digging with the whole head. Both sides are sharp, so it digs in easily. We use the edges to break the soil into a fine tilth. The side can also be used to spread the soil, and the head firms it down.
Length: 4ft 2ins, 128cm
Blade length: 6 1/2ins, 17cm
Blade max width: 5 1/4ins, 13.5cm
Weight: 1lb 4oz, 0.85kg
If the shaft of the Sirius becomes wet and then dries out, it may shrink and come loose over time. Tapping the other end of the shaft with a hammer brings the head more snugly on to the shaft, as shown in the first video. The wedge can also be replaced so that the head fits more tightly. (Doing this requires some skill in woodworking. Contact us to request a replacement wedge, and we will send instructions) As with all our tools, the head has a 25-year guarantee (excluding normal wear and tear) and the shaft has a two year guarantee. The video also shows how to fit a new shaft.