Friday, May 04, 2012

GMG's Friday Find: A Swiss Army Garden Knife?

Today's find was found in Good Housekeeping magazine (May 2012 Issue.) It was part of their Total Time Savers suggestions (which you should all take a look at) and I just knew it had to be our Friday Find! I also included the product video below!

Leonard Deluxe Stainless Steel Soil Knife
This is the product description directly from their website:

Based upon many customer suggestions and professional feedback, we created our deluxe soil knife, the next evolution. This deluxe stainless steel soil knife is also made in Maniago, Italy and also backed by our "no questions asked" LIFETIME WARRANTY, but it's even better!

Use it to: divide plants, plant bulbs, flowers and herbs, dig out weeds, remove rocks, cut through roots, plant in pots, clean out cracks, cut twine and ties, and for so much more! New features include:
  • Larger Diameter Hook Opening: Hangs neatly on your peg rack for a tidy shed or work bench.
  • Thumb-Rest Handle: A thumb rest at the base, a wider safety guard, and a more comfortable grip for all-day digging, and so you can push into the soil with more control.
  • Twine Cutting Notch: Cut twine and plant ties as you go, without having to switch tools.
  • Depth Markings on Blade: Inch markings on the Swedish stainless steel blade will ensure your plants and bulbs are planted at just the right depth.
  • Extended Dual Cut Serrated Edge: Now an even sharper and longer cutting stroke and sharper serrations for easier cutting of roots and swift division of perennials and grasses.

Don't think that these improvements mean we've skimped anywhere else: this deluxe soil knife is still manufactured from the highest quality, rust-resistant Swedish stainless steel as the classic. The blade is engineered to withstand over 300 lbs of pressure, for a lifetime of use. The 6-inch stainless steel blade has a tapered slicing edge, plus a sharp, deeply serrated side made for fast root cutting.

Comfortable one-piece molded composite handle offers a more rounded grip and molded thumb rest. Blade is 1.75 inches wide, 11.75 inches overall length. Sheath sold separately. Ship wt .5 lbs.
Cost: $19.99.



Another great tool to make your gardening chores a little easier.

-Karen
Garden Media Group

2 comments:

barbara wise said...

One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE TOOLS!! I think I just shouted that in computer speak.

Susan McCoy said...

I think I need one of these! Sure beats my old kitchen knife!