Tradtional Dutch Craftsmanship Together with the English rose breather John Scarman we developed a completely new hoe and due to the “toothing” we named it the “Royal Dutch Hoe” , again to pay our respects to our King. On Thursday the 21st of March the RHS Chelsea Flower Show announced that our entry with the innovative “ Royal Dutch Hoe” for the Garden Product of the Year 2013 award was successful. The “Royal Dutch hoe” is designed for you to work and walk backwards which leaves a fine tilth without footprints and reduces the chance of replanting weeds with your feet. No backache due to the length of the handle and therefore also no need to bend. If you work on a border there is no need to get into the border. The Sneeboer Royal Dutch Hoe is a unique garden hoe, designed in Sneeboer's centenary year, with innovative teeth on the front of the blade, hook on the reverse and specially designed handle for outstanding performance. The teeth on the blade increase the surface of the blade by 35% and also concentrate the energy making entry into the soil, especially when compacted, much easier. The sharp points also enable precision removal of weeds when they are close to other plants. The hook on the reverse side of the blade will eliminate the weeds on the “pull” stroke. Larger weeds can be easily pulled back so they can be picked up. The handle adds to the precision and prevents blistering to the palm of the hand. Due to the special handgrip the “pushing” pressure is uniformly distributed over the entire hand. Not only does the Royal Dutch Hoe have all these innovative features, but it only weighs 900g, making it lighter than the standard dutch hoe and easier to use and manoeuvre. Royal Dutch Hoe - Shortlisted for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Product of the Year 2013 * Innovative Teeth on blade * Increased surface area * Easier to push into soil * Teeth enable precision weed removal * Hook on reverse of blade to eliminate weeds on 'pull' stroke * Specially designed handle to distribute pressure across entire hand Designed in Sneeboer's centenary year.