A friend lent me the antique tool shown in these photos. I’d been thinking about renting a rototiller to prepare three garden beds, but this thing tore through them way more easily than I could have done with a shovel, rake, hoe, or garden weasel. It’s really good at clawing up major weeds and clumps of sod.
Our question: What is this thing called? I looked through the catalog at antiquefarmtools.info. It’s full of beet shovels, muck rakes, turnip grubbers, and barley forks, but I didn’t find anything that looks like this artfully blacksmithed and wickedly effective tool.