Garden knife

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  1. letsgo

    letsgo Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for a garden knife to harvest veggies, could also be used for pruning some stems like banana leaves, cutting banana fruit down etc. Preferable under the $20 mark as this is for Christam ideas and we have a price limit :) I currently use a kitchen knife in the veggie garden but don't want to blunt my good kitchen knives. Folding one be good too
     
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    Letsgo I use an old serrated steak knife which I got for 20c from the charity store.
    It has large pointy serrations not small ones like a metal hacksaw blade.
    Sharp as crazy, I have to be careful with it!
    I had to paint the wooden handle pink so I didn't loose it!
    I stick it in the ground at the end of a garden bed or in the last container I was working on so I can always find it again.
    I also have a standard cutlery fork that gets a lot of use for digging around delicate plants or handling seedlings.
     
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    letsgo Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Yeah I was thinking that might be the way to go, painting it pink was a cool idea.
     
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    You can get those fold away serrated garden knives/saws with a slight curve from Bunnings etc they would work well. I have a large one (about 30cm long) it does not fold away and it does the job although it was a cheapie and is starting to rust up on me...
     
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    When I went into Bunnings to ask about a garden knife, I was told they aren't allowed to sell knives. The only knife they did have was a lino knife, which turned out to be perfect with its curved blade.
     
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    Lino knife...very interesting, I must check one out next time I'm in the big green shed. :D
     
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