Sneeboer Hand Hoe
This beautifully half moon shaped Sneeboer Hand Hoe is also goes by the name of the onion hoe but it's not just alliums that this very agile little hoe glides between
The Sneeboer hand hoe may be small in size (the blade is an easily driveable 10cm wide) but it's crafted to yield tremendous strength for slicing weeds beneath the surface of small, or dense flower and vegetable beds, as well as cultivating the soil.
It's these attributes, married to the renowned hand forging from stainless steel, Sneeboer history and the tough cherrywood handle, which make the Sneeboer hand hoe a must-have for any potting shed or tool store.
- Blade of the Sneeboer Hand Hoe measures 10cm in width
- Curved shaft for ease of use
- Cherrywood handle
- Also known as the onion hoe due to its narrow width
- Ideal foe hoeing in and around closely planted crops
- Sharp blade slices off weeds
- Cut weeds on the pull stroke
- Ideal for flower beds too
Extremely well-made, lovely to use and terrifyingly sharp! Not the cheapest hand tool, but, with care, it will last for many years. My only criticism is a safety issue. With such a lethally-sharp blade, surely it's not beyond the manufacturer to include a safety guard? I made my own by using a piece of old hosepipe, slit lengthways to cover the cutting edge. Apart from that, it's great - and slices through weeds in an instant.
What The Press Say
GN product tester Geoff Hodge tests hand-held weeding hoes
Best Onion Hoe - This has a swan-necked shaft of a 'traditional' onion hoe. The sharp, backward-facing 10cm (4") wide blade and shaft are made from stainless steel. The relatively short (12.5cm/5") cherry wood handle was long enough for me to use comfortably and has a bulbous end to prevent your hand slipping.