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Deliberately Bent?

I found this left in the shed of the allotment I've just taken over. I've never seen one of these with a bendy handle, the label is worn but I can just make out the word Wilkinson. Anyone else seen one like it or has someone done a Uri Geller on it?
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,647
    I've never seen one like that but it does look deliberate - maybe a tall person bent it so they can rake while standing straighter? If you imagine a line where a straight handle would be, it's several inches lower for the same angle of the rake. Try it and see how it works for you?
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,928
    It is an ergonomic leaf rake.  https://www.ebay.com/itm/184611921634  For something similar.  I've seen the same handle on snow shovels in the US, as well as leaf rakes like that one.  
    Utah, USA.
  • Thanks for the info. I know the previous allotment holder was an older gentleman so maybe it made things comfortable for him. I just love the shape! I think I'll give it a bit of a spruce up and name it 'Colin'.
    To See the World in a Grain of Sand
    And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
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