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Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife and Sheath Combo

# 4752COM
In Stock
15 @ $ 30.59
> 6 @ $ 27.59
Weight: 0.820000 lbs

Our famous Deluxe Soil Knife, now with even more innovative features. This is one gardening tool you can't live without!

Use the Deluxe Soil Knife to plant bulbs, herbs, and flowers; divide plants; remove rocks; cut tough roots; dig up troublesome weeds; cut ties; and more! New features include:
  • Larger Diameter Hook Opening: Easily hangs on a peg rack for a clean and orderly work bench or shed.
  • Twine-Cutting Notch: No more switching tools! Easily cut plant ties and twine as you go.
  • Thumb-Rest Handle: Firm grip and improved control with a wider safety guard for comfortable all-day digging.
  • Extended Dual-Cut Serrated Edge: Sharper serrations and a longer cutting stroke allow for easier root cutting and speedy division of grasses and perennials.
  • Depth Markings on Blade: Plant at the perfect depth with precise, easy-to-read inch markings on the stainless steel blade.
New features and improvements doesn’t mean we've skimped on the rest: as always, our classic deluxe soil knife is crafted from premium, rust-resistant Swedish stainless steel. Engineered to tolerate over 300 pounds of pressure, this blade will last a lifetime. It features a tapered slicing edge and a sharp, deeply serrated side designed for quick root cutting.

A single-piece molded composite handle provides superior comfort with a curved grip and molded thumb rest. Blade is 1.75 inches wide, 11.75 inches in overall length. Save $2.99 when you purchase the knife/sheath combo! Ship weight: .5 lbs.Lifetime warranty.

Specs

4752 - Leonard Soil Knife
  • 6" stainless steel blade has dual edges: a tapered slicing edge, plus a deeply serrated edge for root cutting
  • Comfortable one-piece molded composite handle with thumb rest
  • Blade is 1-3/4" wide, overall length 11-3/4"
  • Use to: Plant bulbs, annual flowers and herbs

4750S - Leonard Sheath
  • Both riveted and sewn together
  • Metal belt clip
  • Belt loops too
  • Hole at top for storage

Product Features

  • Polished stainless steel
  • One serrated edge, one sharpened edge
  • Bright orange handle
  • Handle is designed with a new wider guard
  • Large diameter hole in the handle
  • Blade has a twine-cutting notch
  • Depth markings forged on the blade
  • Extended serrated edge on the blade; serrations on this model are much sharper than the previous soil knife, the 4750

Product Benefits

  • The 6" blade has one tapered slicing edge and one edge that is deeply serrated for root cutting
  • One piece molded composite handle is easy to find if left in the landscape
  • Wider guard protects the hand
  • Hole in the handle allows knife to hang neatly on your peg rack for a tidy shed or workbench
  • Cutting notch cuts twine and plant ties as you go, without having to switch tools
  • Depth markings on the blade ensure that your plants and bulbs are planted at the depth

Review Summary (Based on 128 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife and Sheath Combo

5 Stars

Great Knife

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Seems like I'm always dividing monkey grass (Liriope). In the past I've used a bush ax to cut when replanting. This knife is the perfect way to divide the grass in uniform sections. I wish I had bought one years ago.

5 Stars

An irreplaceable tool

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The best hand-held garden tool ever invented. Multi-purpose and extremely durable .

5 Stars

Most excellent

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Quality product, good value, quick shipment.

5 Stars

Just what I ordered.

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This is exactly what I wanted. It performs exactly as I hoped.

5 Stars

Soil knife

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The Leonard Deluxe Soil knife was recommended by a gardening friend. It is a quality product.

5 Stars

deluxe soil knife

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best garden tool ever.

5 Stars

The absolute best garden tool I have ever used!!

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The absolute best garden tool I have ever used!!

5 Stars

Untitled

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Knife works well in wet or dry soil.

5 Stars

Best Soil Knife

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I have used traditional Japanese Hori garden knifes in the past. This knife is superior-indestructable handle, stainless blade and good quality sheath -all at a great price. This should be the last gardening knife you need until armagedon...or unless you lose it or someone lifts it from you.

5 Stars

My favorite gardening tool

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Well made. Durable. Easy to use. Versatile. This has been my favorite gardening tool for years. I highly recommend it.

5 Stars

Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife and Sheath Combo

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The most useful, versatile and handy tool I have ever found for gardening. Love it!

5 Stars

Horizon knife

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Fantastic tool, well made will last a lifetime

5 Stars

Love Leonard Soil Knife

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Works fantastic to pull weeds, plant seeds,better than any other weed puller I have ever used!!

5 Stars

A Must for any Gardener

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Best gardening tool!!! I was reviewing multiple trowels and came upon this multi-purpose tool. I purchased because of the Rave Reviews and the "longevity" of use by loyal gardeners. Thank you for the Knife-Sheath combo to preserve the steel blade.

5 Stars

Great tool.

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The first day I got it I used it all day. The blade is strong even when plunging and prying under a dandelion. I am especially glad I bought the sheath, having the knife with me at all times has proven most important. Since having the knife I have found more ways to use it. I would recommend this purchase from AM Leonard. Also don't be fooled into purchasing an imitation from other retailers.

4 Stars

Deluxe soil knife

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I like. It is what I was looking for. I will be using in my gardening projects.

5 Stars

Great garden tool

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Works great to trim plants, digging holes for plants and digging up plants and bulbs.

5 Stars

Can't Live Without It!

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I was given one of these tools with the sheath, and it is invaluable. As a result, I have purchased several others to give as gifts. It's super sharp, and slices through bags of soil with ease. It's most valuable function: root pruning small trees in container gardens. What a time saver! Wish I had found this tool years ago. Super handy for multiple garden tasks, and the leather sheath protects it and everything else around it. It is SHARP.

5 Stars

How did I ever live without this tool?

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It makes life so much easier! I can dig and cut at the same time. Weeds come up easily. The blade is very firm and does not flex at all. Very sturdy!

5 Stars

Essential tool

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Needed to divide perennials but found so many more uses...weeding, cutting, prying and a million other uses. Don't know how I lived without one this long. Highly recommend!!

5 Stars

How did I garden without this?

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This is the most fantastic tool I have ever used in the garden. Weeding, planting, cutting, it does it all and I love it!

5 Stars

How did I live without it?

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Unbelievable. This tool does it all. If my garden shed was on fire, this is the first tool that I would grab. It is a must have for gardeners.

5 Stars

Soil knife

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I have had the soil knife for several years. I recently purchased one for my son and one for sister. She is impressed with how versatile it is.

5 Stars

Excellent Tool

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Don't know why I waited so long to purchase this indispensable tool.....it's strong, efficient and the clip holster is a must to keep it handy.

5 Stars

One tool......many purposes!

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I bought my first soil knife YEARS ago when I fretted over spending $9.95 for it. It languished in the garage for years because I hardly knew what to do with it. Then we moved to a house that had a backyard with ground as hard as concrete. I couldn't hardly get a shovel in it and it needed so much work. That's when I realized how valuable a tool it really is. I used it to edge around a patio and two flower beds digging up rocks along the way. I used it to slice through tangled roots and thick grasses. I used it instead of my dandelion tool to get weeds out of the yard with a quick flick of the wrist. I've used it to pot flowers, shovel dirt out of narrow trenches and I can go on. The best part is how easy it is to use and I have weak hands to boot. When I thought I lost it, I realized that it was the best tool I've ever had and I had a bunch that I retired (edger, dandelion tool, hand trowels etc) due to this one tool. So I ordered another and when it arrived I was back in business. Thank you A.M. Leonard for a high quality multipurpose hand tool! It's the only one I can't do without.

5 Stars

Excellent piece of equipment.

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Very sharp; great multi-use tool.

5 Stars

Deluxe soil knife review

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Great product. I gave 2 as presents to 2 Master Gardeners and they were wondered how they ever did without them. The knife is an extremely versatile tool for working in the garden.

5 Stars

Best garden tool ever

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I bought this soil knife as a gift for my niece. I was given one two years ago, and I use it constantly in the garden. Weeding, cutting back plants, planting, you name it, it does it and more.

5 Stars

hori hori

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delivered as expected, sturdy soil knife- looking forward to years of use.

5 Stars

Most often used tool in my garden

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Bought it with the holder. I dont know how to sharpen the serrated side, but its plenty sharp. Cut myself right away. Cant lose it easily because of the orange handle. I use the notch for cutting string because its more convenient than getting my pocket knife out. I open things with the blade, cut through big roots, weed and plant with it.

5 Stars

Garden tool most used

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I use this tool from spring through fall for just about everything in the garden--digging, planting, and cutting through roots.

5 Stars

Favorite tool!

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I've used the A.M. Leonard soil knife for a few years. It's always in my truck if not on my belt. After sharing my knife with my crew it became necessary to have one for everybody. I now have 5 team members who keep theirs on their belt throughout the workday. Versatile. Sharp. Surgical. Strong. Love the soil knife!

5 Stars

Favorite garden tool

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Bought it to dig hole and use measurement for depth of Peony rootstock. Best knife for digging in dirt on hands and knees. Nice and solid. Buy sheath so you'll never loose it in dirt.

5 Stars

Handy Tool

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This tool is very sharp. I have a lot of daylilies and hostas. This cuts through the leaves and stalks with great ease. It makes my Fall clean up go so much quicker. It's also great on tree roots that a lopper is unable to get. I definitely recommend this tool. As I said, it is really sharp and whomever is using it needs to take caution. This is a very good investment for the gardener in your family.

5 Stars

Great field tool

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I've purchased a number of these for my field work in soils geomorphology, and have found them very useful for examining soft sediment exposures and soil pits. The measurements on the blade allow it to be used for a relative penetrometer, and the blade edge is useful for cleaning off the exposure. They're durable and remain sharp over long use. I also like that the blade is bright orange, as that helps find it among all the other tools and when it gets partially buried.

5 Stars

The knife

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Must have. Great tool. Used one in previous job. Had to have it.

4 Stars

Solid Product

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I ordered this to replace a Hori Hori soil knife that has disappeared from the garden shed. The knife itself is well-made, but the non-serrated edge is not as sharp as I expected it would be. I can quickly remedy that, but it was unexpected. The handle is very comfortable and the bright orange color should help avoid misplacing it. The sheath is excellent - much better than the cheap plastic thing that came with the Hori Hori. I'm looking forward to trying it out. I will be cleaning out some beds this fall, so will revisit my review after I've had a chance to use it.

5 Stars

Favorite yard tool!

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I received an AML soil knife for for my birthday a few years ago and thought, "What am I going to do with THAT?" Answer: everything! Recently, I lost my knife and sheath and I did not even want to work in my garden. After about three weeks, I decided to just buy another set... and an extra for a gift. The day it arrived, I found my original set, but I'm happy to have a spare and a gift in store for next Mother's Day. I love that they are made here in Ohio, have an awesome warranty, and are so easy to use. I really don't know of another tool I've even depended on more. (Maybe my best kitchen chopping knife?)

5 Stars

Quality Soil Knife

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This is a solid and quality soil knife.

5 Stars

Essential Garden Tool

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I bought it to replace one that I lost. I have a lot of garden tools, but this is the one that I use more than any other. It does so many jobs. I find that I don't need to carry so many tools with me when I have this tool to cut, weed, plant, etc. It is a great tool. I think that everyone who works in the garden should have one of these.

5 Stars

A Gardener/Landscaper's Must Have Tool

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We saw these tools being used by a lawn/landscape management company in Hamilton, Ohio and thought, "What a neat and novel tool to have," it was very sharp and well made with lots of features for such a compact tool. Since we both garden do landscaping and help manage a 200 acre nature preserve we thought we should try one. Amazing!! That tool you always need on your hip to break sod, cut that stubborn root, cut open a package during planting, cut twine or jute or even finish digging a hole that's not quite deep enough. Whenever we work on a project we will not forget our soil knives!

5 Stars

Great all around gardening tool

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Loves its ability to do all soil work, planting , cutting roots, lifting larger stones.

5 Stars

LOVE the soil knife!!

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I received a soil knife as a gift last year. I use it constantly in the garden. I dig, I run it horizontally beneath roots of weeds, and easily lift them out of the soil. I cut shrub roots out of my way, and I cut plastic bags from garden products. I couldn't garden without it. Once a friend tries it, they have to have one too!

5 Stars

Great tool

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Great all in one tool!

5 Stars

Very functional gardening tool

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This tool is perfect for my casual gardening. I love not having to carry a separate knife to cut twine. I sharpen it on my kitchen knife sharpener, and it seems to hold an edge just fine.

5 Stars

great soil knife

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I love this tool, it has transformed my gardening.

5 Stars

My Most Useful Garden Tool

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I did a lot of research before purchasing a garden knife. The Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife seemed to be the best on the market and I concur! I use this knife in the garden, for cutting rope, pulling up stubborn weeds and harvesting vegetables. I don't think I will ever need another knife again. And when I do, I'll just buy another one of these.

4 Stars

Soil Knife and Sheath

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Bought the product because there are times when a trowel just doesn't do the job. Both, the knife and the sheath are of good quality and the price, compared to other sources, seems to be fair, which doesn't necessarily mean that I have to like it.

5 Stars

A must have!

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Love this knife!! I had one but lost it while moving and I found I just can't garden without it because it is just do versatile. I don't wear a belt, but have attached the sheath to my utility cart and keep it holstered when I am finished for the day so I don't misplace this one too!

5 Stars

the Leonard delux soil knife and sheath

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The Leonard deluxe soil knife is the best tool I have purchased in a long time. It is extremely versatile. I have developed arthritis in my hands so the knife helps me cut through root balls, dig holes for planting, trimming back spent plants and more. It is extremely sturdy and fits into the sheath perfectly.

5 Stars

Must have tool!

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As a professional gardener I do a lot of hand work and this tool is very useful in a wide variety of conditions.

5 Stars

Love my soil knife and just had to share with a friend

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I've owned a Leonard soil knife for a year and love to use it. I was telling my friend about it and realized her birthday was coming. It was the perfect gift. So easy to use and versatile for garden work. Very well made.

5 Stars

the best product!!

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I used the tool at the Morton Arboretum and need one for my lawn and garden.

5 Stars

Tremendous tool

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This is a great tool. A must have type tool for serious gardeners.

5 Stars

My very favorite gardening tool

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I lost one had to replace it IMMEDEATLY! My very favorite, irreplaceable tool.

5 Stars

My One And Only!

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This extraordinary little tool became my one and only the minute I started using it. Not only is it beautifully designed and constructed (leave it to the masterful Italians), it is the most effective weeding tool I have ever used, and I've been gardening for over thirty years. It makes eliminating weeds close to desirable plants a simple matter, because the point can be used to finesse them out without damaging the plant you wish to keep. I can also be used instead of a hand-held hoe, with far superior results, and I've even used it to dig holes for planting small plants. I only wish I had "discovered it" sooner! As a bonus, it can be had for quite a reasonable price, case included - making for one happy gardener all around.

5 Stars

Soil Knife a Winner!

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A friend let me borrow hers & I liked it so much that I bought one for my wife for Mother's Day. It is very sturdy & able to breakup soil to dislodge deep roots. The serrated edge is super sharp; useful for cutting roots-large and small. I may even let my wife use it!

5 Stars

Soul knife

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Best tool I have now.

5 Stars

Love the Deluxe Soil Knife & Sheath

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We love this tool for digging out weeds, plants, dividing hostas, etc. So much so I bought my husband his very own tool! Excellent quality and affordable price - I may never have to buy another tool like this one again!

5 Stars

Best Garden Tool Ever

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Love all the features for this soil knife. A must have garden tool.

5 Stars

As Advertised

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Really like this knife. I had used one as a volunteer to help maintain a national garden (their gardeners all use it) and found it to be useful in my own garden. Put it to immediate use for a sodding project (great for cutting the sod to shape. Also great for opening bags of soil/mulch, weeding, and planting. The serrated edge is sharp and cuts easily through roots in the soil. I mount the sheath on a garden belt to have this handy at all times when in the yard. Cleans up easily to shine after use (do not expect rust to be an issue). Also like the bright orange handle to find after I might set it down. I had no problem with the length of the handle (another reviewer on another company site thought the handle is too short, as did my wife, but I think it is fine).

5 Stars

My Favorite Garden Tool

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This soil knife is my "go to" tool in the garden. I use it for just about everything. It is great for soil prep, planting, weeding, and dividing plants. I was so impressed with this garden tool, I gave it as a Christmas present to all the gardeners on my list. You will not be disappointed in the quality and utility of this product.

5 Stars

Great Soil Knife!

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This soil knife is great, I couldn't ask for more in a tool. It does everything you need it to do in the soil from weeding to digging to dividing plants. It is made well and there is no worry of it bending or breaking. The sheath is also nice and the clip holds well. You might want to consider the pruner sheath combo if you usually carry around your pruners too.

5 Stars

Most Used Gardening Tool

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This knife is sturdy with a firm grip. It cuts through roots, twine, and all other garden material, but it is much more than a knife; it is perfect for hand digging, measuring scoops of material, and transplanting. It is, overall, the best and most used gardening tool I have.

5 Stars

Invaluable for Weeding

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This is the best gardening tool I've ever used, especially when weeding out plants with large tough roots. It does everything!

5 Stars

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

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This knife is amazing. I am a landscaper and use this everywhere...everyone is envious! It divides plants, uproots weeds, cuts through anything...it does it all! A definite must have for working outdoors.

5 Stars

Perfect tool

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Love, love, love this tool!! It has become my favorite garden tool, very handy and easy to keep with you at all times in the garden. The leather sheath is a great help to keep the knife ready to use and nearby.

5 Stars

Incredible Garden Tool

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Great feel, weeder, trowel, planter combo.

5 Stars

Amazing Soil Knife!

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I'm not sure how I lived without this. This is the ONE tool you need if you are a gardener of any sorts. It makes the soil seem like butter. I love this! The one thing I had to unlearn is to not wipe off the blade on my shirt (something I normally did with trowels and such while gardening) because you'll cut your shirt! But other than a hole in one of my shirts...this thing has been priceless. I highly recommend it to anyone!

5 Stars

A "Must Have" gardening tool!

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This tool now goes everywhere outside with me. Once you use it you will wonder how you ever survived without it. I'm buying one for my market garden daughter!

5 Stars

Great tool for clay soil

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I enrolled in a Master Gardener course and noticed that a lot of the members that had been in the Master Gardener group for a while had this tool. They all swore that it was the best tool they ever had. I purchased one for myself and this tool lives up to their praise. My husband used it once and then it disappeared into his tool cache, so I had to buy another one for me. We have very heavy clay soil and this tool doesn't bend or break when digging into the hard soil like other trowels and digging tools. It is also great for cutting through small roots.

3 Stars

Very sharp, steel corrodes

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I bought this when I thought I had lost my original one, which was a Classic. This one, however, is so sharp that it is not too hard to cut yourself when digging out weeds and sticking your hand in near the knife. Also, mine has gotten corroded. I don't know if that is considered rust and, therefore, not covered under the lifetime warranty, but I don't think stainless steel should rust or corrode. I would highly recommend the classic knife, which thankfully I found and continue to use heavily. It has its original matte finish unblemished, and the serrations will not cut you.

5 Stars

Soil Knife

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A truly great multi-multi purpose garden tool. We never go out to the garden without these strapped on our hip or ready in the hand. Works so well in our heavy clay and limestone strewn soil. Stab, wiggle, pry for weeding deep. Great for transplanting or even slashing/sawing off big overgrown weeds.

5 Stars

soil knife

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My favorite gardening tool. Uses: transplanting plugs, weeding- can undercut weed roots and pull entire plant out- "saw" out crabgrass. cut leggy vines, selectively cut-out weeds, volunteers, etc. without disturbing orginal plant or mulch. Great for dividing plants or cutting weeds out of pots. Orange handle easier to find. Have given as gifts, and recommend to anyone who gardens. Must have tool.

5 Stars

dont go into the garden or greenhouse without it

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I PUT MINE ON EVERYDAY WHEN I GO IN GARDEN IT GET FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING

5 Stars

best tool ever for avid gardeners

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I was skeptical when i read the reviews at first myself so I thought I would give it a chance. Best gardening tool i have ever bought and one of the cheapest in price but not quality. Recommend this product to anyone who spends any time in their yard try it you will love it also.

5 Stars

Vines!

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An amazing tool, works great in the soil as noted but is also spectacular at removing pesky vines (vinca/euonymous)...blade cuts right through em and the trowel digs out the runners. Perfect combo. I can't imagine using anything else for it

5 Stars

Garden Knife

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I'm on my third one - they are absolutely amazing. If only, I didn't keep misplacing them. Can't garden without it. Am purchasing several now for gifts for gardening friends.

5 Stars

best tool ever

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i got this as a present several years ago. I use this for everything in the yard. It is the one tool I always grab for yard & garden work.

5 Stars

Great for metal detecting! very durable! I love it!

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I really like this digging tool, very nice for digging in hard and soft soils. I use mine to dig my metal detecting targets and have been happy with it's performance. In fact I have a picture of my Leonard soil knife with my first gold nugget I found!

5 Stars

Superb Tool!

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This knife is great for transplanting and weeding. Was also super speedy in delivering this product.

5 Stars

the best gardening tool I ever purchased

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This knife plus sheath is ideal for planting bulbs and small potted plants since you can work the soil, cut roots and prepare a proper transfer site with one tool. It deserves 5 stars.

5 Stars

Love this knife!

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Made in Italy of Swedish steel, should last forever. (I never buy anything made of Chinese steel - always breaks.) Just got it, and I don't go outside without it. Cuts through anything, great for transplanting, dividing, weeding, digging out taproots. Now I need the sheath.

5 Stars

All tool replace many

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I love this soil knife. It replaced many small garden tools I used to carry. With this knife, I can do planting, weeding and many many more task. Highly recommend it.

5 Stars

Hi Viz Garden Tool

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Knife and sheath are of high quality. The sheath has a belt and clip on option. The serrations will cut roots with ease and the notch is a perfect twine cutter. The depth gauge and lanyard hole are nice additions too. Blaze orange will make it easy to spot in the garden.

5 Stars

A&M Soil Knife

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Great. Works very well in cutting small up to 1/2 inch roots. the cutting edge is durable.

5 Stars

love my soil knife

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We garden in the Land of Red Clay, and this tool has been a life-saver: even with arthritic hands I can cut through the soil with ease--makes weeding a breeze. Wish I'd found it years ago. Thanks!

5 Stars

4752COM

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Every gardener and landscaper NEEDS this tool! And they need the sheath too! Our boss, Mark P. introduced the soil knife to us. I had one for over a year and have mislade it somewhere, so, before landscaping season comes again, I ordered a replacement knife.

5 Stars

Can't garden without it!

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This is the most versatile, useful garden tool I own. The size is perfect and the handle comfortable. I always carry it with me when working in the garden. The serrated edge is great for cutting small roots and loosening roots in pot-bound plants before placing them in the ground.

5 Stars

LOVE this soil knife

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This is the most useful tool I own for my garden. Use it for digging out stubborn weeds, preparing holes for my plants, cutting twine, and trimming small twigs. There are so many uses for this sturdy tool. I have purchased at least 6 so far as gifts. My husband uses his for digging out the holes of moles..little buggers. So if you have any hesitation about the quality of this knife, I assure you it's the finest. Well worth the price.

5 Stars

Slick Knife

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Although I've been gardening a long time I only discovered soil knives last fall when looking on-line for replacement trowels. And I was only looking on-line for trowels because I couldn't find any good ones in local stores. Once I discovered the existance of soil knives, I did extensive on-line research & comparison of them and decided to invest in this one. (I chose to get the sheath as well because I can be a little dangerous to myself with sharp objects.) It arrived in time for me to use it to remove, for over-winter storage, bulbs that had summered in a huge pot. The immense amount of roots had foiled previous attemps by two of us, but the knife slickly and quickly released the bulbs for proper storage. I can see this knife making many of my gardening chores much easier.

5 Stars

Soil knife is awesome!

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Someone showed me the soil knife for the first time at a landscape show. When I realized the person singing its praises wasn't a salesman but a fellow customer at the booth, I bought it. I loved it! It's perfect for weeding, planting annuals and numerous other benefits. I bought one for my whole staff.

5 Stars

favorite tool

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Love this soil knife. It is the only tool I have to have when I am planting or digging in my garden. This last fall when cleaning up the garden and yard it accidentally got thrown in the burn pile. I was lost without it. Had to get a replacement right away.

5 Stars

My Favorite Tool

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I have tough clay soil and having gone through multiple trowels each season for several years, I decided it was time to look for something sturdy. This it it! I've had mine for 6 years and have bought a couple for friends as well. I no longer even take my trowel to the garden, this tool does everything and more that any trowel can do.

5 Stars

I replaced my dandelion digger and trowel.

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I read a weekly news article by our county extension agent, telling about the usefulness and versatility of a soil knife. Although a Master Gardener (a few years ago), this was new to me, and I purchased one. I tried it out this fall planting bulbs, and it was great. I wear a small garden tool apron that keeps my most used tools handy, to cut down on running back and forth in my large yard. The soil knife will definitely be in it--replacing a couple other utensils.

5 Stars

Weeding Made Easy - And Enjoyable

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I've been amazed at how easily and quickly I am able to move through the flower beds and garden, using this knife for weeding. It goes into the earth and cuts through stubborn roots with very little effort, so it's easy on my wrists. I also like the option of the sheath for keeping the knife handy and protected. I find I am spending more time working in the yard, and enjoying it. I'm glad I listened to my Master Gardener and bought this knife from you.

5 Stars

Soil Knife is a Can-Do-All Tool

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Superb for getting those bulbs 6" down. Very sharp edge cuts through roots quickly and easily. Soil knife allows me to work in a tight area when I need to. Just terrific.

5 Stars

Must have garden Tool

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Has so many uses: opens containers, gets the whole root when weeding, digging holes for annuals, cutting string, prying open or lifting objects. The orange handle makes it easy to spot in the garden. Each employee has and uses one.

5 Stars

Leonard Soil Knife

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This is one of the best garden tools I have ever bought and I use it for everything in the garden and yard from planting to weeding and everything in between. I never go out to the yard or garden without it. Wish I would have bought one 30 years ago.

5 Stars

The Best Garden Tool

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I love this garden tool. It is the one tool I always want to have on hand, because you can use it to do so many chores. It is well made and very strong. I don't know how any gardener could live without one.

5 Stars

Best new tool in years!

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Although this is a simple tool, the results are really impressive. The soil knife is tough, easy to use, has a variety of uses, weeding, planting, cutting, and measuring. You can't break it - you can only marvel at it!

5 Stars

I LOVE MY LEONARD SOIL KNIFE

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A MUST HAVE TOOL FOR EVERY GARDEN. I have several friends who are master gardeners in our state and for over two years they told me about this knife but did I listen? NO. Now I know that this knife is indispensable in every garden. I bought this knife last spring for myself and now I am purchasing another one. I use it constantly in my vegetable garden, digging weeds, planting new plants, planting seeds, cutting string for tying up plants and digging up the results of my garden. I do not use a garden spade any longer since I have this knife. The reason I need another knife is that I leave the knife in the garden and all of my flowers are on the other side of the house and I was running back and forth. The knife and sheath that I purchased in December was for my brother-in-law. He is retired and grows about two acres of vegetables. Some of the vegetables are sold fresh at farmer's markets and some are used by my sister to can for sale at farmers markets and to fill their table all winter

5 Stars

Best garden tool!

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I love this knife! I've had others for years, but they keep getting lost or swallowed up in my garden because the handles are wood. The brightly colored handle is a great help in keeping track of where the tool is, as well as more durable over time than wood. Great for digging out grass and dandelions from deep under the root. I bought this for all my friends who are gardeners and they love it too.

5 Stars

You Gotta Love a Good Tool

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I bought the soil knife after working with a friend who had one. It is sturdy, well made and best of all, versatile! And having seen it elsewhere for a higher price, it was also a good value. Digging, weeding, cutting all kinds of things, dividing plants, or just simply impressing the neighbors - this knife does it all. The sheath is also quite heavy duty, unlike some that I have seen for sale. It's a great tool that I highly recommend.

5 Stars

Leonard Soil Knife

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This is the best soil knife you'll ever find. Plus, the best price I could find on the internet. I already had one and bought one for my daughter for Christmas.

5 Stars

Leonard Soil Knife with Sheath

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I used a friend's Leonard Soil Knife and I was immediately sold. It was light weight, sharp and easy to grip. I was able to easily replant my entire backyard flower display much easier and quicker than in the past. Keeping the knife in its sheath on my belt kept me from continually looking all over to see where I had last laid it down. I highly recommend this handy tool.

5 Stars

FAVORITE TOOL

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Last year I lost my Leonard Soil Knife and bought what I thought was a good replacement from another company, larger and green. It was awkward to use and part of its hilt stuck into my palm. It didn't feel like an extension of my hand as the Leonard one does. I bought another Leonard soil knife and I have to say its weight, shape, and cutting edge makes it again my favorite tool of all. I haven't used a trowel for years.

5 Stars

#1 Tool

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We were given this soil knife by a professional gardener. It has become our number one tool. We purchased another one for ourselves because we would race to see who would claim it first. We also bought one as a gift for one of our volunteers. It's perfect.

5 Stars

Leonard Soil Knife

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I ordered two and gave one to a friend. It is a great tool. I have used it for so many things from cutting the string off pine straw bales, to planting bulbs, dirting weeds. The great thing is that I can keep it in its sheath, in the house and it is ready for a quick trip to the yard, the green house or work with house plants.

5 Stars

Leonard Soil Knife

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I purchased my first knife 12 years ago at a Hosta College and have since bought a number of them for gifts to gardening friends. We owe three of them ourselves, one for myself, one for my husband and one for the garden room. This knife is very adaptable for the multiple tasks required in gardening. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in gardening.

5 Stars

The best garden tool.

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This tool makes many gardening tasks easier. I have given many of them as gifts to many happy receipiants.

5 Stars

Best Knife I Own

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I bought my soil knife several years ago because I liked the discription in the catalog. Then a few years later I bought my daughter one for her birthday and she too likes her knife. This past Christmas I bought one for my daughter-in-law and am anxious to see how she will like come garden working time. The only dilike I have compared to theirs is that they have soil depth numebers on theirs. That is a good feature.

5 Stars

Best tool I own.

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The soil knife is the one tool I have with me all the time in the garden, after my gloves. It digs out weeds, digs planting holes, cuts roots, cuts twine, and marks seed rows. I have purchased one for every family member I have who gardens. It was praised at our master garden meeting and given out to our retiring officer. On my recommendation, my friend has also purchased them for all her garden friends. It is built to last. I immediately bought another one after misplacing mine in the garden. The sheath is wonderful for keeping it clean.

5 Stars

A must have tool!

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This soil knive has replaced my trowel. It doesn't bend like a trowel and is narrow so its great for planting annuals and bulbs. The handle is much more comfortable-no more blisters! The serration is wonderful for cutting throught compacted soil and roots. It is also a great tool for weeding! I have bought one for each of my crew members and my gardening family members! It ranks right up there with my steele spade and felco 2 prunners as tools I could not do without!

5 Stars

soil knife and sheath

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I love the knife. I first discovered it at our demonstration gardens for Master Gardeners. I knew I had to own one for myself. I use my new knife for everything in my garden. I even smooth soil with it. I planted my spring bulbs to the right height inmy pots. I love to weed with this tool. We have alot of pavers so I can get shot weeds and moss out easily. It cleans nicely also. Thank you.

5 Stars

Quality Counts with this Deluxe Soil Knife

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This garden tool is multi-purpose - from digging up obnoxious weeds to dividing perennials. The design and feel of the knife in your hand enables easy handling and precise use. The shield keeps the knife sharp and allows the knife protection as well as keeping it close at hand on your belt. It is care free stainless steel for easy clean-up. This multi-purpose knife is used for all my vegetable and flower gardens. A must for any serious gardener!

5 Stars

Best garden tool I have ever had!

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This soil knife far exceeds any one gardening tool I have ever tried. I am responsible for the planting of over 25,000 annuals on a college campus and this is all my crew uses to get the job done. It is incredibly durable - some of ours have been used extensively for 5 years and show no sign of quitting! I have employees who have moved on and come back to tell me that they have introduced this to their new place of employment and they love it too!

5 Stars

soil knife

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I purchased my soil knife after several friends recommended it. I absolutely love it. It is very versatile.

5 Stars

Best Gardening Tool Ever!

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I bought one of these several years ago, and I use it every day during gardening season. It's extremely sturdy and the perfect tool for weeding, digging up small plants, and cutting through tree roots. After raving about this tool for several years, my sister-in-law had to have one, too. I gave it to her as a Christmas gift, and she says it's the best present she received. She can't wait for spring when she can use it to dig in her garden.

5 Stars

The "other" hori-hori

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I bought one for myself after using the same model on a volunteer project and I'm glad I did. In my 40 years of gardening, I'd never even heard of a hori-hori before last year. Now I don't know how I've gotten along without one. It's great for all kinds of planting, weeding and root-pruning jobs. I prefer this model over the wooden-handled hori-hori also offered by A.M.Leonard for a couple of reasons. The high-density plastic handle promises to be more durable than the wood, but more importantly the orange color helps insure that I won't lose it in my garden like I have, at one time or another, nearly every tool I own that doesn't have a brightly colored handle or that I've neglected to tie a piece of fluorescent surveyor's ribbon to. I originally bought it without the leather sheath, which was a mistake. There's no other good way to carry it around without risking harm to clothing, skin or the knife blade itself. I've also given the hori-hori and sheath combination as a gift and it was much a

5 Stars

Amazing, well designed Soil Knife!

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This soil knife has been very well designed -- easy to hold (even with my medium to small hands!), very sharp edges, very useful twine cutter and depth measurement marks. I bought it with the sheath holder -- only caveat is that after use and cleaning, let the knife dry completely before storing in the holder. I have used this knife for digging up weeds in pea gravel, cutting roots to unwanted trees and shrubs, and other general yard gardening uses. I consider this tool as essential as my good hand pruners -- don't walk out the back door without them!

5 Stars

Best tool in the shed

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Bought one for my girlfrind a few years ago. She uses it all the time in her rock/succulent garden the knife doesn't wear out. I bought one for her daughter this year.

5 Stars

Tool to carry with your clippers

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We love this tool. It is so versatile. You can dig and plant with it, remove weeds, measure depths and the newest version has a sharp place for cutting twine. Very strong blade - can use it to pry stubborn roots out. We have a nursery and this is one tool we all carry with us along with the clippers.

5 Stars

The most versatile garden tool ever!

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My husband bought this knife for me as a Christmas gift last year and it sure beat the heck out of the bicycle pump he bought me for my birthday! I use it all the time in the garden for everything from planting bulbs to cutting out dead perenials. It has been the one constant in my gardening bag since I first used it. It is sharp, so watch out, but that's just what you want in a soil knife. I have since purchase 6 for friends, relatives and clients. They have all had the same reaction....what a great tool!

5 Stars

GREAT Tool!

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I love this soil knife. I used one when I worked at a botanical garden and it was everyone's favorite tool. They were always getting snatched to be used by others on the staff! Great for cutting tough roots, digging for planting, weeding, everything.

5 Stars

Like it!

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Nice tool for all of my applications! Very durable.

1 Star

Broke in the first 10 minutes of its life

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I had heard a lot of great things about this tool. So when someone gave me a new one earlier this month, I was pretty excited. However, within the first 5 - 10 minutes of me ever using the tool, the blade snapped off at the hilt. I was trying to dislodge some minor seedings... lyre-leaf salvia and echinacea in loose, damp soil. Nothing challenging. More here: http://gardenaustin.com/2010/09/26/file-under-tools-that-dont-work/ A.M. Leonard Replies: At that url, he further adds: "I emailed the makers of the Leonard Soil Knife, and two of their employees emailed me back Monday morning with many apologies. Apparently the tool I got was part of a bad batch involving poorly-tempered steel (and a lot of broken blades). They have since solved the production issue, and upgraded the tool with a few extra features. Having a job based in production, I know these things can and do happen. They have mailed me a new one. All they wanted in return was a picture of the broken one. As a bonus, it?s the upgrad

5 Stars

THE BEST TOOL EVER

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Originally purchased as a weeder, but it is so much more. Excellent at getting in to the soil down to the roots. The serrated edge cuts bulb foliage like a hot knife through butter. This is definitely the "go to" tool on our jobs. Fits nicely in my back pocket - trust me you'll want it handy. One was not enough.

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Our famous Deluxe Soil Knife, now with even more innovative features. This is one gardening tool you can't live without!

Use the Deluxe Soil Knife to plant bulbs, herbs, and flowers; divide plants; remove rocks; cut tough roots; dig up troublesome weeds; cut ties; and more! New features include:
  • Larger Diameter Hook Opening: Easily hangs on a peg rack for a clean and orderly work bench or shed.
  • Twine-Cutting Notch: No more switching tools! Easily cut plant ties and twine as you go.
  • Thumb-Rest Handle: Firm grip and improved control with a wider safety guard for comfortable all-day digging.
  • Extended Dual-Cut Serrated Edge: Sharper serrations and a longer cutting stroke allow for easier root cutting and speedy division of grasses and perennials.
  • Depth Markings on Blade: Plant at the perfect depth with precise, easy-to-read inch markings on the stainless steel blade.
New features and improvements doesn’t mean we've skimped on the rest: as always, our classic deluxe soil knife is crafted from premium, rust-resistant Swedish stainless steel. Engineered to tolerate over 300 pounds of pressure, this blade will last a lifetime. It features a tapered slicing edge and a sharp, deeply serrated side designed for quick root cutting.

A single-piece molded composite handle provides superior comfort with a curved grip and molded thumb rest. Blade is 1.75 inches wide, 11.75 inches in overall length. Save $2.99 when you purchase the knife/sheath combo! Ship weight: .5 lbs.Lifetime warranty.