Handcrafted timber and copper tools for the passionate gardener. Made from reclaimed materials in a Yarraville workshop, these tools have been designed with organic principles in mind. Copper is not only perfect for recycling, it’s perfect for the soil.
The handle is made from very durable kiln dried Australian spotted gum hardwood, which is fitted with a large copper ferrule held together with a brass rivet. The hoe is crafted from 2mm thick solid bronze.
'New' - the latest style of hoe from Grafa
'Old' earlier style of hoe with lovely heart shaped blade (not pictured)
Timber handles can vary in colour from warm red to deep browns to light brown & have been finished with UV protection oil. Clean bronze and copper with fine grade steel wool or good quality metal polish. Keep tools out of weather for longevity.
About the materials
Copper is a pure metal which has been found to benefit soils in agriculture. Small amounts may contribute to better nutrient uptake and moisture retention. In addition, copper does not rust so typical oxidative effects do not rob soils of nitrogen and other nutrients.
Bronze is a high percentage copper alloy with increased toughness and lighter weight. With many of the benefits of copper it also has a lower coefficient of friction meaning it can be easily pushed into the soil.
Brass is another copper alloy used for handles and other finishing touches.