Spotted on Terrain's web site: handmade Copper Garden Tools from Austrian company PKS. In addition to good looks, it turns out that copper has some merits worth noting: it increases water retention thereby improving the soil, and since it is naturally rust proof, it also reduces friction with the soil, making it easier to garden. Who knew?
Above: The Vega Hand Fork is $58.
Above: The Phoenix Long Handled Hoe is $168.
Above: Orion Long Handled Spade with copper head and turned lime wood handleâ¨; $258.
Above: The Lyra Claw Cultivator with copper prongs rarely needs sharpening; it's $70.