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Tool Shed

My Favorite Tool

My must-have tool in the garden is a Japanese Kana Scraper. Resembling the claw of a giant anteater (which can rip into stone-hard termite mounds with a single swipe) this small hand scythe is excellent for light weeding, hoeing, and trimming grass in areas  your Lawn-Boy won’t reach. The 4.5" curved, carbon steel blade is attached to a 10- inch hardwood handle. Stays sharp, yet easy to hone as required. Ergonomic and nicely balanced, there is no strain on your wrist after extended-use. To avoid rust, periodically clean and wipe the blade. Note: right-hand drive. About $35 at West Coast Seeds.


- Rob Brownie

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