BROOK & HUNTER Frequently Asked Questions
How Is The Handle Made And How Do You Bend The Wood?
Is This A New Product? Why Haven’t I Seen It Before?
These Tools Seem Too Pretty To Use. Are They Really Meant For Gardening Or Should I Just Display Them On The Wall?
We chose oak because of its density and strength. It also becomes sturdier as it ages. While you can dress up almost any wood to look pretty, not many can offer the strength and longevity of red oak.
We constructed the blades from stainless steel for three reasons. Firstly, the material has an astonishing weight to strength ratio. Many carbon steel tools have similar strength characteristics but are significantly heavier than stainless steel. Our products are for gardeners, not construction workers. A good strength to weight ratio is essential when creating an efficient and enjoyable tool to use.
Stainless steel is also very durable under extreme conditions. So much, so that million-dollar yacht manufacturers trust it for critical parts. Even when under constant stress and exposure to open sea air, stainless steel holds up. We needed something that could withstand soil contact, digging, and prying. Stainless steel was the only viable option.
Finally, because stainless steel will not rust and the blades are polished so well, the tool slips easily in and out of the soil and resists residue sticking to the tool. It makes the gardening experience much more efficient and less draining.
Once the raw components of strength and durability are in place, the craftsmanship adds beauty.