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Australian Travis Blandford made his first copper gardening tool in 2011. A passionate gardener, he was inspired by the work of the Austrian naturalist movement, which showed that using copper tools could benefit soils in agriculture.
At the time Travis found a handy supply of copper tubing and sheets being thrown away at building sites and so, he designed and made his first prototype: ‘tube’.
Since then his elegant range of artisan digging tools has evolved to incorporate timber-handled designs and other unique variations. “I love working with copper,” he says. “It’s an extraordinary metal. Malleable enough to shape into interesting and organic curves but strong enough to last you a lifetime in the garden.”