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I only bought this garden fork on an impulse after buying something else on Amazon and it appeared as a linked product and as I had £6 of Dooyoo gift certificates left and the hand fork was only £5.71 I thought why not. Unfortunately this hand fork is rather poorly made and not at all user friendly so it was a waste of my money and it has since been replaced with a wilkinson sword one.
One of the problems with this hand fork is that the handle is very smooth and unless you have great grip on your gardening gloves then I find it too slippy and my hand moves about which if used for a long time means you could develop blisters. I also do not like the angle of handle to fork as it is not a comfortable one, it seems like a product that was either made for someone with a strange grip or was never tested with customers, neither myself or my other half could get on with it.
The head of the fork is carbon steel epoxy coated (I have no idea what that means) and while it does cut into the soil perfectly well the relatively small size does restrict its effectiveness. If you have window boxes and just need something to administer to them then this will probably do the job as it will only been used a small amount however for more serious gardening it is not good enough and for that reason along with the poor design features I would not recommend it.
This tool is particularly suited for use amongst small plants or seedlings. It has a carbon steel epoxy coated heads, with shaped and ferruled hardwood handles.