Merak Muck Rake


Merak Muck Rake


Pre-orders Now Available! Pre-order by July 1st for delivery in August.

New in 2011, this is a multi-purpose tool. It has a similar-shaped head to the Antares border fork, but set at right angles to the shaft. This means that it is pulled rather than pushed when working, which is much easier on the gardener's back. It is also known as a drag-fork, or jack-of-all.

It can be used for breaking up the soil and preparing the seedbed, hoeing and cultivating. The head is high-grade bronze and the shaft is lime wood.

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)