Tuza Austrian Spade

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Tuza Detail.jpg

Tuza Austrian Spade


Pre-orders Now Available! Pre-order by November 1st for delivery in early December.

A heavy-duty chopping and digging tool.

Tuza has an ash shaft and a heavy-duty, work-hardened bronze head. Tuza is the Austrian equivalent of the garden spade. Whereas with a spade, the gardener pushes and lifts the soil, with Tuza gravity works for us. The gardener lifts the mattock, lets it drop and it cuts into the soil with the sharp cutting edge, then pulls the clod away to form a trench. This is a more efficient way of working than pushing-and-lifting tools, and kinder to the gardener's body from an ergonomic point of view.

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)