A patio owner's best friend
Of all weeding tasks, by far the hardest is removing weeds from crevices. Weed seeds find their way into every nook and cranny and thrive on what little nutrients they find there. Some crevices are irregular--wall chinks for example, stress cracks in concrete sidewalks, gaps between irregularly shaped pavers. Most are straight seams between bricks or the boards of a deck, expansion joints in concrete work, the juncture of sidewalks or driveways with curbs. In worst cases, where the cracks are minute and irregular and will absolutely not yield, you have to resort to chemical weeding, repeated spraying with vinegar, or a propane torch. However, in most cases our long handled Crevice Weeder will extricate the weeds handily with no bending over and a modicum of cursing.
The head of the tool is forged from a single rod of 1/2 inch thick steel. The shank is flattened on its sides giving it an oval cross section for greater strength in the direction where the prying force is applied. The back section is hammered into a curved, 1/16 inch thick, pointed crescent that is along most of its length. The narrow edges of the blade are ground flat, rather than to a knife edge. This is done so that the weed roots are extracted instead of being cut off and left to continue growing. Because the blade is hammered all the way from hot to cold, it is work hardened--made hard enough to hold its edges-- but remains malleable enough to bend without breaking, unless severely abused.
The most common handle length for this tool is 54 inches. However, as with all of our long-handled tools, choose from the personalized drop down menu to choose the handle length that best suits your height and use.