I’ve always liked the easy lines of the Burgon and Ball tools, especially of knives like their classic pruning knife. Though my attempts at gardening usually begin and end with kicking the occasional dandy-lion over, I still like the blades.
Burgon and Ball have been making hand tools in Sheffield, England for longer than the US has been a country — with that kind of time to work at it, we aren’t surprised they have a good looking product. These folding pruning knives feature blades that are about 3-1/2″ long and a thick, heavy handle for large, gloved hands to work with.
They aren’t the newest thing on the block, but that’s not really the point. Solid craftsmanship and old-school lines are the name of the game, and they’ve got that down.
Street pricing starts at around $55.