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Mattock: MOD


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Product SKU: LAHT851.7


Product: Mattock: MOD

An early-mid 20th century MOD pattern trenching mattock with a new wax polished ash 'knock on-knock off' handle. These trenching tools were made for MOD issue and are now versatile tools for use in the garden. Handle length: 49cm.

A word on mattocks: These tools which can also be referred to as Canterbury hoe (blade pattern) or Canterbury fork (tined pattern) have very ancient origins were made in a huge variety of different blade patterns, head weights and handle lengths. They are very popular overseas and are enjoying something of a renaissance here. Mattocks allow you to break up hard ground and cultivate the soil without lifting the weight of a soil spit unlike using a spade. Shorter handle, lighter patterns can be used as a planting tool. They are also useful for 'earthing up' potatoes and indeed some patterns are listed as 'potato hoes' in old catalogues. With some practice in use they are very efficient tools.

Product code: LAHT851.7

Price: £18.00 (P&P UK: 3-5 working day courier £5.00)


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