Beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use our Copper Garden Tools are amazing! Sharp and lightweight they will give years of service.
Why Chose Copper Garden Tools
- They have a much longer lifespan than tools made from iron.
- Copper is not magnetic – so does not disrupt the electrical fields in the soil.
- The design of these garden tools makes them especially light and effortless to use. They have a good sharp edge.
- Stay free of rust – but age with a graceful bronze patina, perfect for the coastal gardener.
- Minute amounts of copper create the conditions for beneficial micro-organisms. (Slugs do not like copper so there is also a slight deterrent effect from using say a copper hoe).
- Copper gardening tools enrich the soils with copper trace elements and thereby provide plants with essential nutrients.
- Copper has a beneficial effect on the soil’s water retention capacity, thereby contributing to the quality of the soil and its produce.
- Penetrate the soil easily -low coefficient of friction- less tendency for clay to cling to the tool.
- Can be kept sharp with a whetstone, file or by peening (hammering the edge against a steel anvil).
- They are hardwearing and will last for years.
- They are a pleasure to own and use.
The tools are made of various copper alloys.
In its pure form, copper can be beaten or moulded into complex shapes without cracking, or spun into wire as fine as human hair. Combined with small quantities of other metals, it retains some or all of these qualities, but forms alloys of greater hardness.
Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, has a yellow colour. It is even more ductile than pure copper, and is also harder and stronger. It is used for the collar of the Pegasus Pick and the frame of the Hydra Swing Hoe.
Bronze, copper alloyed with a small quantity of tin, is harder still – up to four times the hardness of pure copper. It is used for the blades of all of our tools. It was the first alloy to be created by humans.