The Ostrich is a hand trowel that continues American Craftware’s flock of stunning garden hand tools. This larger cousin to the Stork is meant to have its head in the sand. The stainless neck and beak on this bird are ultra-rugged and rigid enough to handle any job. The generously rounded blade is shaped to provide superior strength and dirt lifting capacity.
The handle has been through many design iterations to find that one design that practically sings to your hand. Velvety smooth, glowingly beautiful, and super easy to clean after use provides that “reveal” every time, so you can’t wait to clean it after every use.
I first created this hand trowel because people kept asking me for it, and it has been a very popular product. Naturally, I want it to work exceptionally well, and to be beautiful too. Well, how do you make a hand trowel work exceptionally well? There are two ways, I realized. The blade needs to be strong, have high capacity for lifting dirt, and sharp on the digging end so it slips nicely into the soil and cuts cleanly through the roots.
Plant roots have very tiny root hairs that are so thin they are exceptionally hard to see with the naked eye. These roots extend out from the root that you see into the soil where they absorb moisture and nutrients. They are very fragile and will break off if the soil moves around during the transplanting process. The plants get shocked when these root hairs are broken, resulting in the plant droop. Cutting the soil and roots cleanly with a sharp hand trowel keeps your transplants from being shocked when you move them.
This hand trowel will make a perfect gift for any gardener. It works exceptionally well, and it is beautiful. Make a real statement, buy a matching American Craftware set.