Our strapped garden fork has received quite a review in the Wall Street Journal this past week. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, you can check it out here: A Tool Worth Forking Over For
The fork shown in the article is our strapped version, but all of our forks are great quality, forged in England from a solid piece of steel, and guaranteed for life.We’ve received lots of questions about choosing the right fork, and what the difference is between a strapped and regular tool. I’ll do my best to answer all of these questions here.
Strapped vs. Standard – what’s the difference? With a standard tool, the handle slips into a forged socket. On a strapped tool the steel comes up from the tool head and wraps around the handle. It is then riveted, sanded, and finished. Which is better? It’s largely a matter of preference. The handle on the strapped tool is less likely to break since it is wrapped in steel. However, it is much easier to replace a handle on a standard tool if it breaks over time. The quality of the tool head is the same – and guaranteed. Here is a view of a standard and strapped fork side by side:
What Size? A standard digging fork is designed for gardeners of between 5′ 6″ and 5′ 11″. If you are between 5′ 3″ and 5′ 6″ you may want to try a border fork and if you are shorter than 5′ 3”, or are looking for a light weight tool, then a shrubbery fork will likely be more comfortable. Taller gardeners will want a long handled fork – either a longer version of a D handle, or a long straight handle. Here is a side by side comparison of all our forks:
If you have any additional questions, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 800-356-2196. We can also put you on the waiting list for any fork that may be out of stock.