S Ydok wrote:*waves hello*
How does that handle rocky clay soil? And crab grass! My aching back from pulling weeds ...
Luke Mitchell wrote:Hello!
That's an interesting-looking tool. I have a few questions about the steel used to manufacture it: what is the material, presumably something with enough carbon to hold and edge but not enough to shatter if you hit a stone? Also, has it been treated to prevent corrosion in any way (such as an oil quench, blueing, etc) and, if not, is there something that could be done at home to help prolong the life of the tool?
Linda Randall wrote:This looks like a great tool. Is it more effective for fine/controlled work or for working large areas?
Karter Brown wrote: I'm curious how long the shaft is that this is usually attached too, particularly if you usually use it with one or two hands.
Jay Ziad wrote: I'm wondering if the Russian approach with this hoe would require sharpening. It seems like if the hoe gets in contact with rocks over time, it may require some sharpening.
Roger Burns wrote:Long time lurker. I have been interested in this tool for a couple of years and wondered if it can have a long handle. I saw your article on how to make your own handle, but it looked like it was only about 3 ft long.