8" Grape Hoe
8" Grape Hoe
with 60 inch handle
The 8" grape hoe is specially designed for weeding and cultivating of existing gardens. This very sharp tool from Bellotto is 2 pounds of forged and tempered steel for long-lasting durability.
Complete with a 5 foot long Ash handle.
Lengths can vary from 58.25" to 60.25"
The Grape Hoe is designed for weeding, not digging.
These tools have been used for centuries - because they are fast, simple, and effective.
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This specially tempered and sharpened 8" grape hoe easily slices even the coarsest weeds. Quickly weed your garden rows, paths, and around trees. Click to read How to Use
Since 1935, Bellotto of Brazil has been making these forged steel eye hoe heads. They have been optimized for their intended tasks. Their grubbing hoe heads are angled for fast efficient digging and tilling, while the grape hoe head shown here is set at a more shallow angle for easy weeding and cultivating. The long Ash handles are made in the USA.
Watch the videos below for a few minutes to see what you can do with your grape hoe...
Video of Grub, Grape, and Pointed Hoes. Nice demonstration of all three, and how they are used for different tasks. If you are in a hurry, the Grub Hoe info is at 25 seconds and at 1 minute 45 seconds (1:45), Grape Hoe at 0:48 and at 2:35, Pointed Hoe at 1:15 and at 3:30
Video from New Zealand, with music! She shows many different uses for the tool. Some of the weeding is pretty aggressive. Also a good example of pulling path soil up around potato plants.
Our large metal wedge is included with every head or handle purchased.
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I ordered one each of the garden hoes you carry. They met or exceeded my expectations. I have many garden tools, so I have something to compare
them to. The 8" grape hoe cuts my soil like it was butter. It's rare to have hoes come with such nice edges. I found the fork hoe was
particularly good in dealing with spreading weeds like quack grass. The digging hoes were excellent as well.
Toby in Lemont, PA
The tools are as advertised. I ordered both the 6 and 8 azada to replace a 50 year old zappa or saupa (Italian for hoe) that was handed
down thru our family. They are very well built and the handle/collar design is superior. Easydigging shipped these pieces extremely quick
and they were packaged properly. Overall an excellent experience from a quality supplier!
Ettore in Florida
Page last modified on 2018-05-28
Weeding with an eye hoe is done by keeping the blade parallel to the ground and pulling the tool towards you in short strokes with the blade just under the surface of the soil. Coarse weeds, and even small woody plants, can be cut with a forceful chop of the grape hoe blade - this a very strong tool.
The Italian grape hoe is best known as the fastest way to weed large areas, but it is also a great tool for moving loose soil. Check out this fun little time-lapse video to see just how fast you can move soil with your weeding tool.
Forged Steel - How our tools are manufactured...
How our tools are forged from hot steel. These video clips were filmed at the Bellotto factory in Brazil. They have been producing these tools since 1935. Bellotto is our supplier of Grub hoes and Grape hoes. Chillington Tool of England is our supplier of Pointed hoes and Fork Hoes.
Forging is the process of forming and shaping metals through the use of hammering, pressing or rolling. The process begins with a bar or slab of steel which is heated to its plastic deformation temperature, then hammered or "kneaded" between dies to the desired shape and size. Forging is one of the oldest known metalworking processes, traditionally performed by a blacksmith using a hammer and anvil.
During the hot forging process, the steel's coarse grain structure is broken up and replaced by finer grains. Mechanical properties are improved by aligning the grain flow to obtain the desired directional strength. Forging can produce a piece that is stronger than an equivalent cast or machined part.
This chart shows which tools are recommended for common garden and digging tasks.
|Tool / Task||Grub Hoe||Grape Hoe||Pick Mattock||Cutter Mattock||Pick Axe||Fork Hoe||Pointed Hoe||Two Prong|
|till a garden||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|create a garden||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES||Fair|
|make raised beds||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES||YES||YES|
|cut pasture weeds||YES||Fair||NO||Fair||NO||NO||YES||NO|
|dig a trench||YES||NO||YES||YES||YES||NO||NO||NO|
|weed large areas||NO||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|clear garden paths||NO||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||Fair|
|break hardened soil||Fair||NO||YES||YES||YES||NO||Fair||NO|
|dig in rocky dirt||Fair||NO||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES||NO|
|lever stones & roots||NO||NO||YES||Fair||YES||NO||NO||NO|
|chop thick roots||NO||NO||Fair||YES||NO||NO||NO||NO|
|prepare seed beds||NO||NO||NO||NO||NO||YES||NO||YES|
|move & turn mulch||NO||Fair||NO||NO||NO||YES||NO||YES|