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Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork - BBC Gardeners' World

Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork review

A simple, unfussy border fork.

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3

In a nutshell

For the basics done well, look no further than this simple border fork. Awarded a BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Best Buy this unfussy but capable border fork,has a traditional ash handle, stainless steel tines and a 10-year warranty.
Handling
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Tines
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Strength
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Value for money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Great results

Well made

Strong

Fantastic value
Cons: A little basic

Struggles with finer soils
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What is the Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork like?

An excellent example of a traditional border fork, this is a simple stainless steel fork with an ash handle, light in both colour and weight. 

What’s it like to use the Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork?

This is a straightforward, traditional border fork, with no ergonomics or special features but it is a pleasure to use. It’s light, and has a smooth, ash handle that is finished well – all parts are well-sanded and won’t rub uncomfortably in use. 

Is the Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork strong?

This doesn’t feel quite as robust as other forks in our test, but it’s still very strong. It has two smooth, countersunk rivets in the socket and roundhead rivets in the base of the handle and the handle itself. It had no loose components or bending on test. The socket comes a third of the way up the handle and the tines are well-spaced and strong.

How does the Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork perform?

This is a pleasure to use. It pushes into the soil with little resistance and picks up a fair amount, although it does struggle a little with finer soil and compost. It’s also good at breaking up clods. This is a simple, good all-rounder.

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Is the Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork good value?

With its 10-year warranty and low price, we think this is good value. It’s a simple, efficient, easy to use border fork.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Wilkinson Sword
Name Wilkinson Sword Stainless Steel Border Fork
Model Stainless Steel Border Fork
Price £34.99

Features

Border
Material Type Stainless steel
Shaft Weatherproofed Ash
Handle Type YD
Weight 1.53kg
Length 97cm
Warranty 10YEAR