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Offline Yadda

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Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:43:07 AM »
Just acquired this beauty.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline amecks

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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 12:59:22 PM »
Nice!  It looks like the curved handle of the pruning shear is also a tool.  What for?
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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 01:23:41 PM »
That's a good one Lyndon, congrats! I've got one marked Hoffritz also, as well as a Bonsa and an Ibberson. I'm almost certain they were all actually produced by the same firm.....although I don't know which firm that would be. Probably some unknown firm in Solingen Germany made them, and then the bigger firms bought them wholesale and rebranded them I figure.
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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 08:45:07 PM »
Thanks guys!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 08:47:52 PM »
Nice!  It looks like the curved handle of the pruning shear is also a tool.  What for?

I couldn't find any specific use for it. 
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 12:47:58 PM »
Nice!  It looks like the curved handle of the pruning shear is also a tool.  What for?

I couldn't find any specific use for it.
Often, on a spring-loaded pair of shears, that curve keeps your finger in place.

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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2019, 06:01:43 AM »
Is the end of the pruning shear handle sharp?  I would guess it is for use as a grafting froe.

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Re: Hoffritz Gardener's Tool
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2019, 05:50:45 PM »
I'll check it.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....