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Hi Dre! Thanks for being here, and thanks for helping out with "give aways."
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I love using hand tools and have a classic curved-blade sickle, but it has a serrated edge and is difficult to use in alternative situations than cutting long vegetation. This sickle looks to be a much better device; better made obviously, and I much prefer the smooth knife edge. Also much more versatile and probably easier to use and maintain. Also nice to be able to order from a 'local' maker; the last hand tool I ordered (an adze) was two months ago from east europe; still stuck in customs! :-/
 
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Is a long-handled version avaiable?
 
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Best wishes and blessings as you move forward with your business and its challenges!
 
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Hi and welcome to permies . I'm not very computer savy so hopefully i'm doing this right
 
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Oh, I wouldnt mind one of those in my toolshed.
 
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This looks like a great tool. I did however imagine it more of a Grimm reaper kind of tool though.. At any rate this tool appears to be able to slice the ground an weed roots.
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Welcome Dre! Someone mentioned this thing will go through Burdock - if anyone wants to come to my farm to practice that, you'd be welcomed also! How does it do on Himalayan Blackberry?



I have more experience with burdock than I do himalayan blackberry :)  We use the hori hori for most of our chop and drop, but the hand sickle/hoe gives you more leverage.
 
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Michael Wascher wrote:Very nice! But is there a long-handled version?



We have found it to be logistically cumbersome to sell long handled tools online.  That is what has kept us in the small garden tool niche.
 
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Welcome Dre!
 
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Saralee Couchoud wrote:Wecome, so glad to be able to ask questions. I  see you answered my first question about using it to harvest grain and that no it is a hand tool. Which promts my next question, do you make one that is good for harvesting grain?



The hori hori is an all around amazing tool that would work well for that, but it is not expressly for that purpose.  I will let Patrick know that there is interested in a harvesting sickle.
 
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Hi Dre. I had a good friend who mowed almost exclusively with a hand sickle. I never saw him in action. He had moved of his land by the time I met him. I think a sickle would work great for areas of our little homestead.
 
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WELCOME and thank you for the giveaway. Your hori hori is on my wishlist lol! But also I own a vintage scythe that me and a joiner friend renovated and I use all the time.... Always looking in yard sales and charity shops for a sickle to complete the set of two aha but not had any luck so far.... Would love to win. Luck to all. Peace and love. 🌼
 
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Thank you Dre for offering a great tool in this giveaway and welcome to permies!

This has inspired me to think more about a project to build a portable solar charging station that I want to build. I have created a new thread at https://permies.com/t/145130/Thoughts-idea-portable-solar-charging#1134434

I appreciate any ideas and criticism that anyone has.
 
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We have winners!!!

Congratulations!

Mary Haasch
Kena Landry
D. Logan
Scott Stiller


Keep an eye out in your email inboxes, as we'll be sending Truly Garden your email addresses and they'll be contacting you to arrange shipment of your prizes!

Huge thanks to Dre and Truly Garden for making such quality tools and joining us for so many giveaways. You're awesome!!!
 
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I’m beyond thrilled to see my make up there! Thank you!
 
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Congrats to the winners!
Enjoy your new tool!
 
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Congratulations to the four winners!

Thank you for all of your help with the giveaway, Nicole! :)

If anyone else would like to help us with our initial push for this tool on Amazon please just search for and purchase one on Amazon and leave us an Amazon review.

Only reviews from full price purchasers are counted as verified reviews on Amazon. If you purchase a Truly Garden Hand Weeding Sickle this August, please let me know that you did here on Permies.  


 
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Congrats to all you winners.  Looking forward to hearing all the fantastic things you do with the sickle!
 
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Wow! I'm so grateful, and excited, for being listed as a winner. Unbelievable! I'm speechless.
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