Grafa Forca – Handmade bronze garden fork, with bronze tool head, copper ferrule and kiln dried spotted gum hardwood timber handle. Designed specifically for digging in established garden beds or courtyard/balcony gardens, as well as indoors.
Grafa Forca Garden Tool
Grafa Forca – Handmade bronze garden fork, with bronze tool head, copper ferrule and kiln dried spotted gum hardwood timber handle.
Designed specifically for digging in established garden beds or courtyard gardens. Ideal for lifting small crops and transplanting small-medium sized plants. Excellent for light-medium weeding or removing other fibrous materials, as well as working in organic fertilizers, compost or manure. Not for prising difficult soils, stones or roots.
The timber handles are now slightly rounded at the end with a radius for extra comfort and oiled with UV protection. They are also longer in length than they appear here.
Grafa Forca Garden Tool Specifications:
- Length: 295mm
- Weight: 250gs
- Handle: 150mm, 25mm diam
Grafa garden tools are handmade locally in Melbourne’s inner west, using readily available copper, bronze and hardwood timber materials.
Much of the copper is up-cycled, reclaimed tube collected from metal recycling centres around Melbourne.
Copper is mainly used because it is malleable enough to shape but being a single tube, it is still strong enough to handle years in the garden. It is also infinitely recyclable, even 50% of new copper is made from recycled copper.
Bronze is used for the tool heads on the timber handle range because of its toughness, strength, low coefficient of friction, and fine grain. Bronze is an alloy, made primarily of copper.
The tools were specifically designed with organic and biodynamic gardening principles in mind because copper does not rust and its properties are found to promote growth and nutrient uptake.
Grafa artisan garden tools to last a lifetime.