Weeding hoe

identifier

ID 834

morphology

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V Dv 0885 L=33cm WD=7cm H=16,5cm WT=290gr

alias

small cultivating hoe (CARRUTHERS: 37)

alias

hoe-fork (syn.)
description

Hand tool consisting of a hoe-shaped blade (see hoe) (approx. 7-10 cm by 5-7 cm) and two or three teeth (approx. 10 cm), which are attached at right angles to a straight handle opposite each other.

The weeding hoe is used for weeding and to loosen the top layer of the soil. It can be distinguished from the small weeding hoe by the length of the handle: approx. 120 cm for the weeding hoe, compared to 30-40 cm for the small model  (1).

See also this tool with two teeth, the garden hoe, grubber and dung hoe. [MOT]

(1) See the article DAVID: La serfouette, un outil "flamand"?.