Here’s a trowel I particularly like for how it feels in my hand. The caragana handle, harvested locally, fits comfortably and balances the heavy duty blade. The steel again comes from salvaged leaf spring, and with it being hardened and tempered, will last much longer than any trowel bought at the hardware store. The blade is just over a 1/4″ thick at the handle, thus making it extremely durable and tough. Great for digging in the clay soils that are so common in southern Alberta. The finish on the handle is achieved by soaking it in a 2:1 mixture of boiled linseed oil and turpentine for two days so that the oil penetrates throughout the entire handle, ensuring a long life. If you look closely, you can see the serial number from the leaf spring on the back side of the trowel blade, adding a unique touch to this durable tool.
Every trowel I make is a unique piece of functional art; no two trowels will look exactly the same.