Hand Plow Right
Any tool that's been used for 2000 years must be useful.
Product DescriptionWe call it a hand plough because, like a plough, it pulls through the soil making a furrow and drops the displaced dirt to one side. In Korea, where the tool originates and where it has been made and used for about 2000 years, it is known as a "Ho Mi" which translates as "Little Spear." The head of the tool is hand forged in hole-in-the-wall smithys outside of Seoul,Korea. Its design is astonishingly sophisticated. The leaf-shaped blade is thin at the top where it is widest, and thicker at the tip. Opposing curves (convex, side to side and concave, top to bottom) give the thin blade great strength and stability. Our version...we buy the heads and modify them..has several significant improvements. * We sharpen both edges of the blade so it can be laid over and used as a weeder slicer. *The shaped hickory handle is through riveted to the shank so it won't come off. *We offer a left-handed version. No one else does, insofar as we know. To do so, we flatten and reverse forge right handed tools we get from the importer. The Hand Plough is extremely versatile. It ploughs. It's a great clod buster. It's a decent weed slicer and a very good spot weeder. To plant with it, you loosen the soil with the pointed tip; roll it over in your hand and use the circular top portion to scoop a hole; set your plant, bulb or seeds and use the blade to backfill the planting hole. It's not uncommon for this to become someones favorite, most depended-upon tool. Many a Mom has told her husband and kids "Touch this tool and you die." That's what my mom said about her expensive Pinking Shears and, given the hard look in her eye, we knew she meant it. (To order the left-handed version, click on the picture in our catalog. It has a separate number to order by.)