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Sophie Conran Hand Trowel

English designer, food writer and avid gardener Sophie Conran designed this hand trowel for use in her own garden, emphasizing comfort and efficiency. The lightweight tool is beautifully crafted and perfectly balanced for the female hand. Its gently curved, raised backstop kees dirt and mulch from spilling as you transfer it to a planter or container. Designed for the female hand. Rugged stainless-steel trowel resists corrosion and rust. Mirror-polished finish helps the tool slide easily into soil and compost. Ergonomic handle is FSC-certified solid beech with a natural wax finish. Solid brass fitting between handle and trowel for ultimate rust resistance and durability. 11" long, 3" wide. Designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball, a company in Sheffield, England, renowned for its high-quality gardening tools. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
Average Customer Rating:
4 out of 5
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(3 Reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Sophie Conran Hand Trowel
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
August 1, 2012
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Soft handle but Strong!
August 1, 2012
My new favorite trowel! It does fit the hand well, feels good and gives one the ability to dig without much pressure. Other trowels made dents in the palm of my hand and hurt after using for a few minutes while this one is fantastic!
The weakest part of a trowel is the joint between the handle and the shovel. This one is very strong and will last for Years. The shovel is rounded up and makes a great scoop too.
Last, it is so pretty (a first for me) that I actually wash it off and return it to its box after each use:)
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Piedmont area of NC
Posted March 29, 2013
sorry, disagree
Interesting that you should see this as a strong tool. The soldering or (welding?) joint is exactly at the spot where the most pressure is applied. The first time I used this lovely tool to plant bulbs the joint broke. W&S kindly replaced it, no questions asked. But I'm sure this will happen again in heavy soil. In my opinion it is a poorly engineered design. The other Sophie Conran tools I received, however, are wonderful.
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Review 2 for Sophie Conran Hand Trowel
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
July 7, 2012
Would You Recommend? No
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Very attractive, poor quality
July 7, 2012
I bought the hand trowel and payed to have my initials put on it and after owning it for only 1 month with minimal use, the brass ring around the handle is begining to crack. I was very disappointed. These tools are very pretty but lacking a bit in the quality department.
Pros: attractive, nice design
Cons: poor quality
Review 3 for Sophie Conran Hand Trowel
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
June 2, 2012
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Beautiful packaging
June 2, 2012
I just purchases several of these SC tools and already have other tools made by Burgon & Ball, all of which are beautifully made and lovely to look at. But here's my big complaint, and as a designer Sophie really should have thought more about the function of these tools - there are no holes or strings to hang them up with. The B & B tools I bought previously (not designed by SC) have holes with a leather strap so I can hang them from a hook in the shed. Why would anyone design garden tools and not include some way to hang them? It may be a small feature but for all the hoohaa about her designs I was disappointed.
Pros: well made
Cons: no hanging holes