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Overall Rating: 5/5
Really a wonderful product. Handy, high quality.
60-yr old Home gardener just trying to keep it looking great.
Excellent! Works like a champ to get at weeds and other unwanted invasive at their root. Saves my hands from pulling pain.
Really a wonderful product. Handy, high quality.
Poly handle is awesome.
Money In My Pocket
After losing my A M Leonard soil knife#4752 that I have had for years, I just could not stand to be without one any longer. Friends gave me 2 different brand name digging trowels to use.The first one did not have a sheath and I lost it in the tall grass in Maryland. I did not find out until I was back home in York, PA that I had lost it. The second one looked good, but as soon as I started to use it , the blade would bend and it would not cut the tree roots like Leonard soil knife. I use my Leonard soil knife in my metal detecting hobby. This hobby has me digging thousands of holes every year to get my treasures out of the ground.
I purchased 2 for myself and 2 as gifts for friends. We all love this tool, very versatile!
does all it claims
I love my soil knife and have to keep it hidden from my husband, because he loves it too. It serves so many purposes in the veg garden: cutting string, harvesting asparagus, trimming plants, popping weeds out of the ground, cultivating close the stem....have been using it lately to plant bulbs--it's perfect for cutting a small hole at the correct depth by using the measurement marks on the knife, and it allows me to scatter the bulbs wherever I like so they can naturalize.
Brian - Seattle
U need this!
I have had three of these over the years....and they are the best all in one tool on your belt.....planting color, weeding beds, chopping and cutting roots, etc....well worth the money....
Leonard Classic Soil Knife (#4750)
The Classic Soil Knife is great for general gardening and yard work. But this year, the weeds were tuff and our soil was dry and hard. I wish I would have purchased the "sharp" Leonard Soil Knife (#4752).
The tool I'm never without
I've used this wonderful... not really fair to just call it a knife; I use it for so many things... weeder, planter, bag opener, and the ridges on the side make it a great edger. It is a great gift for gardening friends!
Jim from Taylor, MI
Single best garden tool
My wife and I bought our first soil knife and leather sheath about ten years ago. We quickly found that we both wanted to use it so we bought a second one. We have a very large garden and also maintain a large butterfly garden we planted on city property at the entrance to our subdivision. We never go into the gardens without the soil knives sheathed on our belts so they are always available. They are indispensable for weeding and planting annuals and small perennials. I wear it when I mow the lawn so I can pop out the occasional weed when I spot it or scrape the errant straggler out of the sidewalk cracks. It opens plastic bags of mulch or soil with one easy swipe and is great for lifting, leveling and resetting my cantaloupe-sized border rocks. After 10 years of use, I broke the blade on my knife while prying at a stubborn root. I don't think I was using excessive force and know that I have used it for tougher jobs many times over the years, but it broke about a half inch from the handle.
My all-time favorite garden tool.
I have been using one of the classic soil knives for years and I have always found it to be a perfect and indispensable tool. I recently bought three more for my students to use in our school garden and they are the first tools they grab for most garden jobs. I hope to purchase a few more this year so they don't have to fight over them. Quality wise...I still have the first Classic Soil Knife that I purchased over 8 years ago. They almost indestructible and the orange hand makes them easy to spot and less likely to be left at a job site (a big plus with students). This tool is well worth the cost!
Used it often this summer - edges are nice and sharp,
Classic Soil Knife
This knife was given to me as a gift, and has been the best garden tool I have ever owned. I have since bought two more, because I don't ever want to be without it. Great for pulling weeds!!
Kaye C, OSU Extension Master Gardener
this soil knife is wonderful
I have purchased many of these knives! I have 3 myself, and have given many as gifts to family, friends, and speakers at my Master Gardener programs. I use the knife for many purposes: basic digging, dividing perennials, planting seedlings, and even hacking through poison ivy in the woods. I love the orange handle, I can always find it after laying it down somewhere in the garden. I own 3 and have them in 3 different sites in the garden. That way I always have one close at hand. This tool replaced a trowel, hoe, garden row marker, bulb planter, and hand rake. Now I only need my soil knife!
Strong and multi-purpose
This gardening knife has been one of the most important garden tools for my volunteers and myself. The strong blade works well in the clay soil we have for both planting and weeding. And we especially like the bright orange handle, which makes it more difficult to lose!
I bought this in the spring as my annual gardening tool to myself. It is a wonderful tool. It's the one I carry most of the time. It is comfortable, beautiful, useful, easy to spot, and easy to clean.
Once used, can't live without it
A friend let me borrow hers for weeding and I bought 2 for myself and 2 for gifts. The most used and useful tool that I own.
can't live without it
The AM Leonard Soil Knife is wonderful. I can't imagine working without it. Not only is it super useful for weeding, planting, and cutting open bags, it also looks cool too!
We have a nursery with acres of plants in display gardens and in the field, which means acres of weeding. We have 3 soil knives for 5 of us and we all go for the soil knives when we're weeding. Best weeder ever. Thanks AM Leonard.
Best Trowel Available
Started using these trowels about twenty years ago when teaching Horticulture at an L.A. high school. Never had one bend, break, or lose it's edge. Still use them on my own acreage now that I'm retired. Excellent, reliable tool.
The best yard tool around. I have 2 and have gotten several others for friends. Everyone loves it. One friend told me she was mad at me for never telling her about the best tool ever until now. Every gardner needs this tool. You will never go without it again!!!!
H/R for a landscape company, love landscaping
Main thing I like is the bump on the handle so your hand does not slip to the knife.
Owned since 2000
This is the finest soil knife I have ever owned. Love this one w/o the notch cord cutter.
I care for 2 very large gardens in a public botanical garden and carry the classic soil knife at all times as it has made my weeding chores much more pleasant. The finish shows no corrosion after several years' use, and the mild serrations are enough to cut through some roots but not through skin (unlike the newer 4752, which has become corroded and has cut me). This tool seems indestructible.
Vern the groundskeeper
Tough little jewel!
I use this knife almost daily to dig up and replace sprinkler heads and it is the best tool for the job. The only complaint I have is that my coworkers always “borrow” it, and forget to return it.
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