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by Michael Drinkwater

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Hand Forged Petersen Hoe

If l was shipwrecked on an isolated island,this is the tool l would want to have.

It’s versatility is such that you can easily dig and till the earth,make trenches cut through roots split firewood and many other tasks.

Originally forged by Swedish blacksmith Peter Petersen in South Gippsland ,it was so sought after that after many decades after his retirement l had a crack at making one and my career as a blacksmith was cast in concrete.

The Standard Petersen Hoe with approx 100mm cutting edge and 1kg of carbon steel in the head and a quality 1300mm ash handle makes this essential kit for a farmer, home or professional gardener,plumber or many other trades.

The Medium Petersen Hoe is a slightly lighter version with a approx 75mm cutting edge and same 1300mm ash handle.

The Handy Petersen Hoe is the same head as the Medium Petersen Hoe with a 500mm handle which makes it great for raised garden beds,working the garden on your knees,or on a motorbike for farmers or fossicking.


* 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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