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i saw an episode of GW in which monty has a knife he uses for various tasks but he stated it was from India can anyone tell me the name of this knife?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,571

    Nick the knife?

    Devon.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,535

    Hosta - shouldn't that be Mac? 

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    To the OP - I've no idea what sort Monty has but if you go to a good garden centre (one that has more plants than Christmas decorations - they aren't easy to find) they should have a range of knives and you can see which fits your needs best. I doubt Monty's has any real special character, it's just his sentimental nature makes him love the tools he's owned a long time.

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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,414

    I'm always amazed at the range of tools Monty has.  I suspect many are provided free by manufacturers in the hope of making an appearance on GW.  Most, I suspect, are actually rarely used. 

    How many of us have more than a couple of trowels and hand forks for example?  Look in Monty's shed and the wall seems to be covered with different trowels.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,863
    KT53 says:

    I'm always amazed at the range of tools Monty has.  I suspect many are provided free by manufacturers in the hope of making an appearance on GW.  Most, I suspect, are actually rarely used. 

    How many of us have more than a couple of trowels and hand forks for example?  Look in Monty's shed and the wall seems to be covered with different trowels.

    See original post

     And they are all brand new and never seen a bit of soil or compost. 

    Dont get sucked in by advertising, I dare say Monty could tell some people that the knife cost some ridiculous amount of money and people will buy it. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,571

    where the trowels are now used to house 10, yes TEN pairs of Felco secateurs. I'm guessing " product placement" rules may be the reason they're not longer there.

    Devon.
  • Thanks for the humorous comments and also those mentioning the many tools he has at his disposal.

    However, the knife I am referring to is a specific type that he bought whilst in India ?? and i remember him saying he used it for various tasks. I would be very appreciative of the person who could in fact tell me the specific type to which he referred. It has been racking my brains for a few days.

    thanks to all those who have posted replies 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037

    I too am amazed at how many tools Monty has. I only have one of everything apart from trowels where I have a normal one and a narrower one!  I have been gardening for over 40 years and have never yet replaced my original set of tools - spade, fork, rake, hoe etc despite the hammering they have all had in various gardens. Even my trowels last forever (once I realised cheap trowels = weak)!. And hopefully so too will my spanking new pair of Felcos!

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561

    I have 2 pairs of Felcos because Possum lost the old ones in the compost heap and they didn't surface for over 6 months.  Couldn't go that long without a pair and Felco refurbished the rather rusted pair that emerged from the compost for a mere £20 including UK p&p.

    I have two Wolf trowels - bright handles so easy to find - and one narrow Wolf trowel for weeding out dandelions and the like plus a new Sneeboer which is better for me in this new garden which has bone dry clay soil in many parts.

    I do have 2 special cuttings knives somewhere but rarely use them and for cutting bigger things eg dividing hostas, hemerocallis and so on I use old bread knives.   Scissors for string.    

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  • Artemis3Artemis3 Posts: 644
    KT53 says:

    I'm always amazed at the range of tools Monty has.  I suspect many are provided free by manufacturers in the hope of making an appearance on GW.  Most, I suspect, are actually rarely used. 

    How many of us have more than a couple of trowels and hand forks for example?  Look in Monty's shed and the wall seems to be covered with different trowels.

    See original post

     Yes, but have you seen the size of his garden? 

    If you're implying they're brand new, to me,many of his secateurs look about the same age as those my father used to use!

  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 4,968

    I admit I am bit of a collector of tools I have a lot, some old (mostly my dads) some newer, but no where near as many as Monty seems to have. However those that saw the episode when Helen Dillon visited may have picked up on a comment he made.When she asked how he managed it all, he did say (very quickly & quietly) "we do have help" so I guess he is not the only user of all those trowels!

    AB Still learning

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