I care for a 4 acre garden on a community college. Our soil is good old diablo clay. Hard to penetrate and a regular trowel just doesn't cut it. I carry the soil knife in the pruner/knife sheath holster all the time. It easily penetrates our hard soil to root out weeds. Great for planting pony packs. Will be purchasing more for our department!
What a great tool to have. I have bought many different and useful tools for doing the job of weeding and digging right down to finding moles. This tool is the one I grab frequently. Easy to pull out and easy to use. Never thought about a knife like the one I purchased could have so many uses. My wife and I share this one. A second one could be on its way.
I needed a high quality all around tool for myself and my crew. We have al become fiercly protective of our soil knives. The tool is well blanced, feels good in your hand. It works equally well as a weeder and a trowel. The serrated edge is great for tap roots, the very sharp notch cutter is good for getting rid of underground landscape twine on b & b stock, forgotten by previous contractors but not rotten! Well done for offering the perfect tool.
I bought this knife two years ago, but never used it. My garden was neglected, horrific weeds grew in my planters. Sighing at what I thought would be a monumental task - cleaning out my planters - I grabbed my knife, started digging/slicing and heard a chorus of angels singing. The knife cut through roots and hard soil like butter. Even the woody remains of who-knows-what succumbed to my mighty knife. Thank you, A.M. Leonard.
I absolutely love it. Been using one for about 12+ years. Best tool I ever purchased! In fact, I am now purchasing another to be given as one of the gifts for our master gardener holiday party in Manatee Country, Floriad