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by Michael Drinkwater

We are flexible, and can modify existing tools in our range for specific needs or design new tools to meet your exact requirements. Please contact us here for further info.

Hand Forged Petersen Hoe

This is a great tool that has a multitude of uses. As the demand for the Petersen hoe made several decades ago by Gippsland blacksmith Peter Petersen was still strong I started forging this tool from a very humble forge using recycled car springs and Ti Tree, also known as Bush Hickory for handles.

The STANDARD HOE with Approx 100mm of sharp, rounded, cutting edge combined with approx 1kg of tough carbon steel in the tool head and effective blade angle this tool will easily penetrate the hardest of soil whilst absorbing shock. Home and professional gardeners, farmers, ,permaculture, plumbersand tradies that work soil appreciate the qualities and robustness of this, the first tool in my range.

The MEDIUM HOE tool is a smaller,lighter version with a 75mm cutting edge and reduced weight for lighter users and uses. Still a very strong tool in comparison to others in the market. Used by farmers, organic producers, landscape gardeners, parks and garden at local councils, fire fighting agencies and horticulturists.

The HEAVY HOE, this is a mega-hoe similar in design to the others but on a larger scale, which is suitable for jobs requiring a heavier tool such as trenching and removal of tussocks. A heavier tool which has more clout and the longer blade gives more digging ability.

A real man’s tool.

* Please note in some cases delivery is being delayed due to Covid-19.

  • Delivery to Australia
  • $20 for one tool or more to VIC, TAS, SA, NSW, QLD
  • $25 for one tool or more to WA
  • $35 for one tool or more to NT
  • Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.
  • Shipping to USA
  • $67 per item
  • Please allow up to 28 days for delivery.

Notes on handle length and usability

The length of the handle on digging or slashing tools is quite a personal subject.

To ensure the effectiveness of these tools the length of the handle will grossly be dictated by your height and strength.A heavy tool head such as our Brush Hook requires a shorter handle so the weight of the tool can be wielded for effective cutting. With a long handle it would require enormous effort to move the tool fast enough to sever even the softest grasses.

We fit a long handle to our Fern Hook which is a lighter tool which can be swung for cutting or reaping placing the user away from sometimes prickly plants such as blackberry or gorse.

Petersen Hoe handle length will be predicted by your height. A person of short stature will need a short handle. A taller person will require longer handle so the falling blade will enter the ground at an effective angle without bending over.

With this in mind the longer handle fitted to your tool may require shortening which is easily done with a saw. I recommend shortening your handle progressively until the hoe feels comfortable to be used continuously.

Returns Policy

Please note: we do not accept returns unless the product has been damaged during transit.

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We also create custom tools & commission pieces.

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