Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe – RHS Endorsed review

An elegant, high-performing Dutch hoe.

Our rating 
4.8 out of 5 star rating 4.8

In a nutshell

A BBC Gardeners' World Best Buy winner, this elegant but sturdy hoe has a wide, open stainless-steel head. The long, wooden handle is narrow and comfortable in the hand and on your back and it only snags occasionally on thicker clumps. Comes with a lifetime warranty.
Blade/handle
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Comfort
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Performance
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Value for money
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Pros: Robust

Elegant but sturdy

Cuts smoothly

Comfortable

Easy to manoeuvre around plants and between rows
Cons: Catches occasionally on thicker clumps of weeds
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What are the key features of the Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe?

This has an FSC-certified hardwood handle and a long, open blade in the traditional horseshoe style. Crafted from stainless steel the blade is rust resistant and easy to clean. A leather cord on the end of the handle makes it easy to hang the hoe up after use.

How does the Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe – RHS Endorsed feel?

The wooden handle is smooth in the hand with no rough edges on the end and it’s long enough to hoe comfortably, standing up straight. The handle is narrow and the hoe feels light with a smooth hoeing action that’s kind on the back. The leather cord can get in the way when you’re hoeing but if this is irritating, it’s easily removed.

How does the Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe – RHS Endorsed perform?

The wide, open horseshoe blade is sharp and perfectly angled, so it slices smoothly through light weeds and only catches slightly on tougher clumps of perennial weeds. It’s easy to use and manoeuvres perfectly around plants and between rows.

Is the Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe – RHS Endorsed built to last?

This is an elegant but sturdy hoe with a long lasting, rust-resistant, stainless steel blade and socket. It’s made from quality materials and feels robust and long lasting. Both the blade and wooden handle can be preserved by oiling and the hardwood handle is easily replaced if and when it breaks or wears.

Is the Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe – RHS Endorsed good value for money?

This is at the top end of the mid-price bracket and comes with a lifetime warranty. With its simple, clean design, quality materials and smooth, clean hoeing action we think it’s excellent value for money.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand Burgon & Ball
Name Burgon and Ball Dutch Hoe - RHS Endorsed
Model Dutch Hoe
Price £34.99
Hoe type Dutch

Features

Handle FSC hardwood
Blade material Stainless steel
Weight 0.96kg
Length 161cm
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