Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe
Shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2013
The Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe is a unique garden hoe, designed in Sneeboer's centenary year, with innovative teeth on the front of the blade, hook on the reverse and specially designed handle for outstanding performance ...More information
The Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe is a unique garden hoe, designed in Sneeboer's centenary year, with innovative teeth on the front of the blade, hook on the reverse and specially designed handle for outstanding performance.
The teeth on the blade increase the surface of the blade by 35% and also concentrate the energy making entry into the soil, especially when compacted, much easier. The sharp points also enable precision removal of weeds when they are close to other plants.
The hook on the reverse side of the blade will eliminate the weeds on the “pull” stroke. Larger weeds can be easily pulled back so they can be picked up.
The handle adds to the precision and prevents blistering to the palm of the hand. Due to the special handgrip the “pushing” pressure is uniformly distributed over the entire hand.
Not only does the Royal Dutch Hoe have all these innovative features, but it only weighs 900g, making it lighter than the standard dutch hoe and easier to use and manoeuvre.
- Royal Dutch Hoe - Shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Product of the Year 2013
- Innovative Teeth on blade
- Increased surface area
- Easier to push into soil
- Teeth enable precision weed removal
- Hook on reverse of blade to eliminate weeds on 'pull' stroke
- Specially designed handle to distribute pressure across entire hand
- Designed in Sneeboer's centenary year
- Overall Length 165cm
- Head Width 12.5cm / Head Length 12cm
- Weight 950g
I was extremely lucky to receive both this and the ladies's fork for my birthday and as an investment as we took on a very overgrown allotment last autumn. I'd never really used a hoe before but my husband and I were almost drooling over the photo of this one. My first reaction was: gosh, the handle is very long, gosh (like the fork) it's incredibly sharp. It took a little while to get used to the extra handle section but it took very little time to get used to it otherwise, and boy does it tackle those weeds effectively! I like the dual action and it is effortless in terms of the weeds. It is pleasantly light to use but I agree that the handle is maybe a tad long (but then, I am just under 5ft). However the long handle means a long reach and I was very glad of that when hoeing between the potatoes. We have to slot it between the seats of our saloon car. It is more tricky with smaller plants and narrower spaces but I tend to hand weed in those situations. I can see we'll be getting an awful lot of use out of it once the major weeds are under better control. My husband (over 6ft) also likes the longer reach and says that the extra handle does extend that further. He comments that it's very accurate.
It is just a fantastic bit of kit- chopping weeds on the forward AND reverse motion! Razor sharp edges- easy to use- the handle at the top seemed strange at first but after a while you appreciate the ergonomic design and it makes it so much easier to use accurately! I think you can say good-bye to blisters. The best hoe I have probably ever bought
I had to wait a while for this hoe to come back in stock. So pleased I did, it is so easy to use and very well made. It made my task much less arduous, especially with the extra part on the handle. It was so good to remove weeds so quickly with the sharp cutting edges. It cost more than I would normally pay, but so excited to own such a quality product and looking forward to many years of use.
What The Press Say
Garden Hoes - this month Joyce Russell gives us the lowdown on the latest weed removal implements
Joyce's Choice for strong and simple efficiency ***** A lovely balanced tool to use. It is light and easy to manoeuvre and for clearing weedy rows it is seriously impressive. The toothed blade will slice through tough weeds and you can use a forward and back motion to leave the soil smooth after hoeing. The L grip at the top of the handle allows for extended reach and the curved back-blade means you can cut through tough stems. Strong and well-made.
GN product tester Geoff Hodge tests hoes and reveals his top four for different uses
Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe - This innovative hoe is 1.52m (60") long and has an ash shaft and a 12.5cm (5") long stainless steel blade. This has sharp, scalloped teeth on the front and a wide, curved cutting edge on the back, so it deals with weeds both pushing forward and pulling back.