Last Thursday we debuted our Spring Quarterly 2013 Catalog for Hand-Eye Supply, featuring tools and workwear we've selected for their fine use in Spring landscaping and gardening excursions. Starring Lauren Hall-Behrens, the landscape designer at Lilyvilla Gardens and a series of video gifs, we're excited to get started grooming our greenery. Here are a few highlights from the catalog that are new to us in the store, we thought we'd share them with you.
Using only the best quality stainless and high-carbon steel blanks hot forged by hand, each component of Sheffield made Ernest Wright & Son scissors is individually tempered, hardened and oil quenched. This gives the blade its needed hardness and prepares it for grinding, while the loop or "bow" is left softer for later fine adjustment. The blades are hand-ground and polished, before being assembled by official "putter-togetherers"—a position highly respected within the company for the level of skill and experience required. While Lauren likes to use them for shaping up her shrubbery, they make a brilliant pair of all around scissors, and properly cared for could last a lifetime.
Ernest Wright & Son "General Cutting Out Scissors"
Available at Core77's Hand-Eye Supply - $45.00
Give it a chance and this cool and calculating object could put half of your garden tools out of work. The ultimate dirt-fighter, Hori Hori knives have been employed by savvy gardeners and gatherers for generations. Japanese in origin, Hori Hori is an onomonopia meaning "dig dig", calling on the sound of dirty work getting done.
Nisaku Stainless Steel Hori Hori Knife
Available at Core77's Hand-Eye Supply - $35.00