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Ash Jackson wrote:Wow, thanks, Yuri! And warm welcome.

Can anyone say whether this would replace my mattock? Or is this for finer-grain (ha-ha) tool-work?



Well, this tool can replace mattock to some extent only. I would not recommend to use it on stony ground. :)
 
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Just watched the video, and I'm already in love with this.  Actually, was just telling my hubby this morning that I wanted a narrow hoe, lol.  Low and behold.  While I don't usually have back trouble, I just can't bend over or stay on my knees as long any more.  Bent over, pulling weeds too long yesterday and now I'm paying for it today.  This looks awesome.  

Can you give any more insight into choosing which hoe?  We're in high desert, hard clay soil.

Bonnie
 
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Bonnie Kuhlman wrote:Just watched the video, and I'm already in love with this.  Actually, was just telling my hubby this morning that I wanted a narrow hoe, lol.  Low and behold.  While I don't usually have back trouble, I just can't bend over or stay on my knees as long any more.  Bent over, pulling weeds too long yesterday and now I'm paying for it today.  This looks awesome.  

Can you give any more insight into choosing which hoe?  We're in high desert, hard clay soil.

Bonnie



Thank you for your interest, Bonnie!  All-Mighty is the strongest hoe, it can work on hard soil. However it is also quite heavy. Robust is more universal option, it can also work on hard soil to some extent and it is not so heavy.
 
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Welcome! I am always intrigued by different hand tools. This looks beefy and handy to have around. How is it on the hands? (I have extreme  arthritis in the hands from years of woodcarving.)
 
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Welcome Yury!
Thanks for hanging out with us.  
 
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Hey Yury thanks for the giveaway. Welcome.
 
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William Grotts wrote:Welcome! I am always intrigued by different hand tools. This looks beefy and handy to have around. How is it on the hands? (I have extreme  arthritis in the hands from years of woodcarving.)



It's an easy to use tool. It was specifically designed for people with limited mobility.
 
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Time for my favorite post of the day--the one where I get to announce the winners!!!

*Drumroll Please*

The winners are:

Jay Angler
Gail Vance
Wayne Fajkus
Jan Corriveau


I'll be PMing each of you--please respond by Monday to claim your prize!

Many thanks to Yury for answering our questions and offering such a great tool! Thank you so much for joining us in this giveaway!
 
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Congratulations to the lucky winners, and to Yuri for getting these useful tools out there into so many gardens!
 
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Thank you Yury for your donations to the winners and for your participation this week. I've had lots of informative and interesting threads to read all week, and I'll be sure to post a review on the WIKI page when I've put my hoe through its paces. Thanks again.
 
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Wow. Thanks!
 
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I'm so excited. Thanks Yuri and permies!
 
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Thank you Yuri for that wonderful giveaway,

I'm really looking forward to using that new tool in our food forest !!! It will be put to great use for sure :)

Cheers,

Jan
 
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My dear friends, those who received their flat-cutters (Fokin hoe) I would greatly appreciate if you leave your feedback here! :)
 
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Mine came in just before leaving town. I will be using it at end of week. Thank you for the giveaway!
 
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My hoe arrived last week, but the wood for the handle only two days ago. It's on my "to-do" list for today to cut and prepare the wood to size. Last week I harvested some wheat I planted at a friend's place last summer, and now the patch needs the weeds chopped down and some sort of cover-crop planted so getting the hoe handled for its first test project is definitely on the priority list. Thanks again for the giveaway!
 
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My first impression was this would be a good tool to take on walks. Just have it with me for certain things

Cut baby cedars (ashe juniper) at ground level.

Pin down a snake if needed

Chop and drop around my caged fruit trees. The fokin hoe will fit through my cage. Should keep me standing upright vs on my knees.

Help redistribute water weed in my pond (use fokin hoe to reach in and grab a mat of it, then plop it in another area)

Use it to fill a bucket with water. Hook bucket to end.

The last 2 items above keep me away from pond edge. Slipping in, etc.

The best may be the ability to say Fokin hoe on a daily basis cause i have a fokin hoe.

"Babe, you seen my Fokin hoe?"

No husband, i have not seen your fokin hoe.

"Too bad, i was hoping to take my fokin hoe when i go feed the turkeys"

Everyone should have a Fokin Hoe. People would be....happier.

 
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Yury! I am glad to see you on here! I, myself, finally registered just last night. Will you be involved with PEP/PEX? I wonder what modifications would be required for your area?
 
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Here is a link with great information on the foken hoe, including a review by Nicole:

https://permies.com/wiki/114342/Fokin-ploskorez-hoe-Ecominded
 
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