DeWit Garden Tools
On April 1, 1898, Willem de Wit started his blacksmith company in Kornhorn, a small village in northern Holland. Today, the 4th generation of the forging family is running the company. Old-fashioned quality combined with innovative designs make DeWit tools the ultimate gardener's choice.
The latest equipment and techniques combined with historical craftsmanship make DeWit one of the most modern garden tool manufacturers in the world.
And it's not just about the steel heads, the handles are also important. DeWit handles come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, government-controlled forests. This regulates the use of wood and the replanting of trees for a greener environment.
All DeWit tools involve hand-crafting and will vary slightly from tool to tool.
The heads of the tools are machine-washed, then dipped into a protective water-based coating. This coating is then baked on to the steel using infrared heat. The coating is environmentally friendly and adds protection to the tool during transit as well as safety for those handling the tool. The coating will eventually wear off with use.
DeWit tools come with a clear epoxy sealant applied to the handles. After extended use, it is recommended to oil them to prevent drying or cracking. The experts recommend oiling your tools with boiled linseed oil. It can be used both on the steel and wood parts of the tools. Just apply it liberally over the entire tool, let it absorb for about 15 minutes, then wipe off the excess. If you live in a drier climate, you should oil the handles more often to prevent them from drying out and cracking.