The handmade Orion is a full-sized garden spade for general-purpose gardening jobs, combining functionality with elegance. Made of heavy-duty, work-hardened bronze (a copper alloy) for durability, the pointed blade has a bowled shape, a sharp cutting edge and a lip at the top to put your boot on. The strong artisan ash shaft is steam-bent into a slight curve, allowing for good leverage, and is topped by a T-shaped turned handle – preferred by traditionalists – in beech.
Like our other copper tools, the Orion spade is light and nicely weighted, and so relatively effortless to use with minimal friction. Copper will not break even under considerable stress and can easily be bent back into shape, reworked and sharpened. This copper garden tool will last for years, developing a graceful bronze patina over time, without rusting.
This beautiful spade is suitable for daily work in cultivated garden soils. As you work, you will enrich the soil with copper trace elements and thereby provide your plants with essential nutrients.
Materials: Copper alloy, ash and beech wood
Dimensions: Total L:118cm; head H:30cm, W:19cm; shaft: Dia: 3.5–4.5cm; handle W:12cm, Dia:4cm