Tucana sickle


For cutting herbs, vegetables, undergrowth …

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Tucana is a herb sickle, used for clearing away undergrowth, gathering herbs, harvesting vegetables and salad leaves, or even for cutting mistletoe. The sharp bronze blade is spliced into the oiled ash handle.

Its hand-shaped blade has ben sharpened on both the concave inner and straight outer edges, to allow cutting with both inward and outward strokes. The outer blade is also used for cutting clean scions and notches when grafting.

It is not suitable for cutting older wood. As the blade is cut by hand, each sickle will be slightly different from the next. You may be able to see the lines from the grindstone, from when the blade was sharpened.

Please be aware that sharpening the curved blade of this tool is a skilled job.

Watch this

for a demonstration of how the sickle is sharpened.

If you use a metal file or carborundum to sharpen it, please make sure to work much more slowly than if you were sharpening a steel blade. However, this is also a skilled job, which may require the services of a professional knife sharpener.

Length: 11ins, 28cm

Weight: 8oz, 220g

More Information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 30 × 6 × 3 cm

1 review for Tucana sickle

  1. Jane Cobbald

    “… if you are to avoid damaging the new shoots it is always best to cut the growth to the base and not to pull if there is resistance. I have two tools for doing this: a Turkish knife with a hooky, serrated blade (from Implementations), which is perfect for shearing back the grasses, and my Felco secateurs. Remove the old growth of the perennials as low as you can, as last year’s shoots can sometimes be sharp to come upon later in the season when you are weeding.”

    Dan Pearson in the Observer

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