Leonard Bow Rake with Forged 16-Inch Wide Head and Ash Handle



Item # R16
Ship Weight 3.93 lbs
Stock Status In Stock

A heavy-duty rake for heavy-duty jobs!

Unlike most T-head rakes, the tines of the Leonard Bow Rake head have a slight curve. This rake features a heat-treated 16-inch wide, 16-tine head. We connect this head via a welded 14-gauge steel socket to a 62-inch Northern Ash handle. A.M. Leonard flames the handle to show off its natural grain and then apply a clear lacquer to the exterior.

Leonard Bow Rakes are excellent for spreading topsoil, mulch, and compost. Use the tines to spread the soil and then invert the rake to level it out. You can also use this bow rake to remove trash, stones, or other debris. The 16-inch wide head works well for nearly any job and is narrow enough for tighter spaces. The curved tines pick up more material per stroke than traditional straight tines.

The Leonard Bow Rake gives you professional quality at a value price. A.M. Leonard rivets the welded 14-gauge socket all the way through the handle. This rivet ensures that the head will not pull apart from the handle like those held in place with a nail or screw. The ash handle is flexible yet sturdy and resists splintering. They back this tool with a lifetime warranty!

Product Information


  • Overall length (inches): 70
  • Overall weight (pounds): 4-3/10
  • Head width (inches): 16
  • Tine count: 16
  • Socket thickness (gauge): 14
  • Handle material: Northern ash
  • Handle length (inches): 62

Product Features

  • Heat-treated head
  • Curved tines
  • Welded steel socket riveted through handle
  • Northern ash handle

Product Benefits

  • Great for spreading topsoil, mulch, and compost or removing trash, stones, or other debris
  • Bow design provides a slight flex when hitting obstacles instead of bending or breaking
  • Curved tines pick up more material per stroke
  • Riveted socket prevents the head from separating from the handle
  • Ash handle is lightweight yet durable and resists splintering


We cover this product with a lifetime warranty. Please click here for details.

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Review Summary (Based on 6 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 5/5

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from CT

Bow rake


This is a solid well built rake that should last a lifetime. You can feel the quality when you pick it up.

from LA

bow rake


I hope it will last! Time will tell, but it appears to be well built, and should last short of total abuse.

from GA

Leonard Bow Rake


Having had a cheaper bow rake fall apart recently, I wanted to find a rake with a socket that is riveted to the handle. The catalogue description fit the bill. I was hoping to find U.S. manufacture, but did not. The handle is long (as advertised), which contributes to the rake's weight. These two factors contribute to speedier fatigue among persons with smaller builds who use it. This is a very solid rake and I look forward to long use with it, but I would recommend adding a version in the catalogue with a shorter handle.

from IN

leonard R16 bow rake


Excellent heavy duty rake. Top of rake is good for leveling the soil and entire rake is top quality.

from VT

AM Leonard Bow Rake


Initially I looked to purchase this rake on the hopes that AM Leonard still sold such items that were made in the USA - I had absolutely no luck searching for a quality rake locally, so I went online to the AM Leonard website. I was specifically looking for a well-made, long handled (I'm 6' tall) bow rake that I could use for both home gardening and to maintain my 300' gravel driveway and extensive walking trails on 21 acres. It was important to me that the socket was riveted to the handle - I have no interest in a product that won't stand up to a day's work. While so far the rake appears to be made to the standards I knew AM Leonard has, I was truly disappointed when it arrived to see it too was made in China - I have yet to find any product made in China that I would associate with the high quality that once was the hallmark of USA manufacturers, and for which I would proudly pay more for. Time will tell, but so far I have been satisfied with the rake's performance, if not with its origin.

from WA

R16 Bow Rake


This rake is the real thing. I went to the local big boxes and all they had was chinese rakes with weak...white wood short handles. I took a flyer on this and came out the winner. This rake has a nice long ash handle, solid steel bow and tines, a good feel, and actually looks like something you might find on a commercial paving truck.

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