Got a small package in the post this morning and the contents put a smile on the old dragons face. Just a simple thing it was too. Whilst browsing a certain auction site I spotted a vintage/old garden hand weeding fork made as they should be.
Over the years after the very old we we had went missing, I think she binned it with a load of weeds one day , we have brought several hand weeding forks and to a fault they have all be rubbish. Most modern hand weeding forks are just stamped flat sheet with a tang welded on. First time one puts a bit of pressure on to get that dratted weed out and the tines bend. We have had to take at least two back as the welds broke. Have tried Stainless, absolutely bloody useless, in fact we have one that needs to go back but cannot recall which garden centre it came from that's a Joseph Bentley one and the company was not much help when we contacted them. Also have a Spear & Jackson Stainless Digging spade that is next to useless. If the ground is in anyway firm the blade flexes instead of digging in Yet dad's old worn spade cuts into the earth as it should. We brought the stainless ones as someone suggested the mud would stick to them less and so be easier for him Well that was a lie. We brought the boarder spade as it's sightly smaller so we thought it would be easier........................ nope.
I really wonder if the people who design these thing ever try them in roper use and not just a box with some potting compost tipped into it in a shed.
To my mind the same cheapness and poor selection of materials has spilt over to firearms. Just read these nd other forums and see just how my are having issues with new modern made and design guns. Perhaps it's time to stop and take stock and perhaps a step back.