Tool Of The Trade

Inspired by May Dreams Gardens most recent post on “Sharp Gardening Tools” I decided to take a good look at the shears I use day in and day out. They are Felco #8 and I have had these so long now I don’t remember when I opened the package. The scabbard that holds them to my belt is older, as demonstrated in the picture, by placing it next to a new scabbard. I have replaced the blade and spring countless times, which is the beauty of Felco’s. They have parts that can be replaced!

The scabbard has acquired, with age, an almost magical ability to draw the shears to it.