The Sneeboer Border Fork is a versatile and balanced 4-tine stainless steel fork, ideal for use in borders and beds and provides a lighter alternative to the larger Sneeboer Digging Fork.
Hand forged in Holland from stainless steel and fitted with an immaculately prepared ash handle, the Border Fork measures 112cm (3'8") in length, features 18.5cm (8") long tines, has a 15.5cm (6") wide head and combines traditional manufacturing techniques with astonishing performance.
- Sneeboer Border Fork measures 112cm (3'8) in overall length
- 4 tines
- Weighs 1.8kg
- 15.5cm (6") wide head
- Tines measure 18.5cm (8") in length and are 2cm wide
- 3cm gap between tines
- Manufactured from stainless steel
- Hand forged in traditional manner in Holland
- Ash handle
- 'V' shaped back pushes easily through soil
- Suitable for both men and women gardeners
- Well-balanced for comfortable use
- Ideal gardening present or gift
- Will give decades of service
- Steelwork carries a 10 year guarantee
- Wooden handle carries a 1 year guarantee
I hesitated because of the cost - but this is a superb fork and worth every penny. I needed a border fork with a long handle to help my back, and this is wonderful to use- a real pleasure.
I posted my first review for this fork on April 3, 2014. After two years of continuous use my pleasure in owning and using it has only grown. It has not led an easy life in this time, being involved in the restoration of a derelict garden. Apart from the occasional hose down and kind word, it has required no maintenance to keep it looking and performing like new. The fork tines continue to glide effortlessly though the soil (with no sharpening) and are true and straight. I love the positive feel that its weight gives it. It is so well balanced that the weight is in no way cumbersome to me. I did consider buying a spade of the same brand but have found this fork, with its flattened tines, to be an adequate substitute for many of the shovelling and hole digging jobs I thought I wanted the spade for. Two years on the initial high cost is a distant memory and I have my lovely fork.
We took on a full size overgrown allotment last autumn and the two rather bog standard forks we had before seemed ok, if a little heavy and blunt in design. I had admired forks used by more famous gardners because they seemed to have sharp tines that could be kept sharpened and so better cared for, but until I saw this Sneerboer one I'd not found many like that. I was surprised at how heavy it is but now find that reassuring and it's not cumbersome. I wasn't sure about the t shaped handle as I'd never used that style before but I now prefer it. I really love this fork. It has made clearing our overgrown allotment a breeze and a joy: digging up thistles, nettles, couch grass etc. whereas one of our other forks soon broke. The flattened tines are also brilliant at shifting compost and soil about without spilling it all. It has really taken heavy use but I'm confident in it being used and loved for many years to come. I am petite, just under 5ft, while my hubbie is over 6ft and we both prefer it to our one remaining older one.
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