Tucana Herb Sickle

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Tucana Herb Sickle

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Tucana is a herb sickle, used for gathering herbs, cutting broccoli stems and harvesting salad leaves, or even for cutting mistletoe. It has an oiled ashwood handle and the blade is copper alloy.

Its hand-shaped, curved bronze blade has been sharpened on both the concave inner and convex outer sides, to allow cutting with both inward and outward strokes. The outer blade is also used for cutting clean scions and notches when grafting, or to cut around valuable herbs.

Why Copper Garden Tools?

  • Copper gardening tools enrich the soils with coppertrace elements and thereby provide plants with essential nutrients
  • They are hardwearing and will last for years
  • Stay free of rust  – but age with a graceful bronze patina, perfect for the coastal gardener
  • They have sharp edges
  • They have an incomparably longer lifespan than devices from iron
  • Viktor Schauberger came to the assessment that cultivating the soil with copper implements would be more beneficial to the Earth and lead to healthier plants. In his writings, he listed several reasons for this.
  • Minute amounts of copper create the conditions for beneficial micro-organisms
  • Penetrate the soil easily -low coefficient of friction- less tendency for clay to cling to the tool
  • Copper is not magnetic - so does not disrupt the electrical fields in the soil
  • Can be kept sharp with a whetstone, file or by peening (hammering the edge against a steel anvil)
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