Bulldog Tools Irish Shovel 48 inch plain ash handle
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- Manufacturer: Bulldog Tools
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This Premier Irish Shovel from Bulldog Tools boasts a long 48 inch ash handle for extra leverage and comfort.
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Bulldog’s Premier Irish Shovel has its origins in a specific area where long ash handles are traditionally preferred. The long hardwood handle of this shovel generates extra leverage, making the shovelling of loose materials such as shingle, sand, and gravel, a far less strenuous task.
This shovel’s blade is sized at (L) 330mm x (W) 250mm and has been solid-forged with the open socket from a single piece of steel, ensuring excellent strength and durability. The 48” (1219mm) handle meanwhile has been fixed inside the socket for added strength, and is made from high-quality American & German FSC ash. The ash has also been varnished to protect it against the elements.
- Designed for shifting loose materials such as shingle, sand, and gravel
- Featuring a long 48” high-quality ash handle for extra leverage; varnished to make it weather-resistant
- Equipped with a strong and durable blade (L 330mm x W 250mm) forged with the open socket from one piece of steel
About Bulldog ToolsBulldogs are so called because they were once commonly used in the (now thankfully defunct) sport of bull-baiting. As such, it’s no surprise that over the centuries bulldogs were bred to be tough and powerful creatures. Bulldog Tools, on the other hand, is a UK based company which has specialised in the creation of high quality gardening equipment since 1780, when the company was first established at the Clarington Forge site in Wigan. Like the canine from which the company draws its name, Bulldog Tools’ range of equipment is made to be robust, strong and admirably reliable. As they are also built to last, purchasing a Bulldog Tool is always a long-term investment which offers great value alongside superb performance. In fact, the company is so confident in the sturdiness of its forged garden spades and forks that many tools even come with a lifetime manufacturer’s guarantee.
Bulldog Tools are still made at Clarington Forge today, making the company one of the oldest businesses still existing in the Wigan area and the only full time forge still making spades and forks within the UK. With well over two centuries of experience in the industry the people at Bulldog Tools have honed their craft to absolute perfection, creating a variety of superb spades and forks which have heads forged from a single piece of steel and securely riveted to a sturdy ash shaft. The use of these high quality techniques and materials has ensured that Bulldog Tools’ equipment is renowned across the world for its durability and effectiveness.
If this still hasn’t convinced you that Bulldog Tools is a company which offers something a little bit different than most, you should probably be aware that in 2010, as part of its 230th anniversary celebrations, Bulldog Tools broke the Guinness World Record™ for the largest garden spade in the world! Not content with this, Bulldog has since broken the record again with an even larger spade measuring an impressive 4.5 metres, which has also been displayed at the Eden Project in Cornwall.
Definitely more than just another tool company, then.
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