Re: Just have to share this brilliant tool with someone.
I just produced a couple of days of work out of these old-bones that I would never have risked with a spade. Moving soil back-and-forth to include composted material and cow poo.
The Chillington fork has been very good for this work though a longer handle would have helped even more, they do produce a longer handle though i'm not sure which tools it fits.
I don't very often use a spade these days, I have one of those west-country shovels with the long handle and pointy blade that is also a great help for a poorly back.
The Japanese hoe continues to be a very-lovely tool, I could never get on with a traditional hoe but this hook shaped pointy thing is soooo-soo easy to use and precise in it's action, I hadn't mentioned that a smaller version is available for when you're down on your knees.http://www.axminster.co.uk/japanese-san ... rod857241/
Just noticed quite a few different tools from Japan, i'm spent-up this year.