In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy award winner, the Cape Cod weeder has a long slender head that's perfectly suited to rooting out weeds in tight spots. Its comfortable and well made but is also hand crafted from tough carbon steel so it's long lasting. It comes with a lifetime warranty.

What we tested

  • Comfort
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Design
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Performance
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Value for money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.

What is the Dewit Cape Cod Weeder like?

A traditional hand forged tool, this hand weeder has a sharp, high-carbon steel head and a wooden ergonomic handle. The tang – between the handle and the head is long, and the head is hooked and gently angled. It has a hanging hole at the end of the handle.

Is the Dewit Cape Cod Weeder comfortable to use?

Only for right handed use this weeder is light and nicely weighted, sitting well in the hand and the shaped handle feels particularly snug.

Does the Dewit Cape Cod Weeder perform well?

Crafted from a single piece of tough, carbon steel the perfectly angled head of this tool slices and cuts through the ground sideways clearing it with ease. It’s hard working and particularly suited to weeding in confined spots between established plants as well as prizing out weeds from between paving slabs.

Is the Dewit Cape Cod Weeder value for money?

This weeder falls at the top of the price range in our test but it’s well made and long lasting with a tough, carbon steel blade. It comes with a lifetime warranty and we think it’s excellent value for money.

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Product Specifications

BrandDe Wit
NameDeWit Cape Cod weeder
Head FeaturesSharp, hooked head
Head MaterialCarbon Steel
Lifetime WarrantyYes