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Thread: Does anybody know what kind of hoe this is?

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    Does anybody know what kind of hoe this is?

    It's an antique garden implement that came from my husband's uncle's farm here in upstate NY.

    And it's my absolute favorite hoe, because it chops so well. I've never seen anything like it. The blade is curved, with a thin edge (better for cutting), and it is angled with respect to the handle.

    And the handle is nearly gone. Pity. I use it anyway...

    Anybody have any ideas about this hoe?
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    Very nice hoe and definitely worth saving! You should be able to replace the handle, as farm tools were made to last a lonnnnnng time.
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    Go to a hardware store that does/makes repairs - and you can get a new handle for it.

    It just looks like an ordinary hoe that got worn down with sharpening and use into that curved shape.

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    I think it is for getting those weeds out real good. joyce j

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    Farmers used it for getting weeds out of rows in a field. I believe it is called a "row hoe" Probably can get a new handle from the hardware store.
    Valerie

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    Just looks like an old hoe to me.
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    Looks like the ones my daddy used (and made me use) to hoe the weeds out of the garden (which was really a field of loonnnnggg rows)!!

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    Grandfather had a wheel grinding stone and some of his garden tools looked like that.

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    Looks like a old hoe to me, they used to be shaped different than they are today. Probably easier to use with cutting edges on bottom and sides.

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    I don't know anything about vintage tools, but it looks hand forged. They don't make them like that any more!

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