Sovereign Carbon Steel Border Spade or Fork only £4.50 @ Homebase (Free R&C)
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Sovereign Carbon Steel Border Spade or Fork only £4.50 @ Homebase (Free R&C)

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Found 9th Jun 2016
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The Sovereign Carbon Steel Digging Spade is the ideal tool for digging soil.
Material: Carbon Steel
Features: Durable Polypropylene Handle with Soft Grip
Weight: 1.7kg
Usage: For exterior use: Yes
Colour: Grey, Red

The Sovereign Carbon Steel Border Fork is the ideal tool for digging and aerating soil.
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cheers ordered
£4.50 each - not for both
Will look nice in the cutlery draw. (_;)
are these any good?
Carbon steel means it will rust. The description mentions it that much you would almost believe it was a beneficial product feature (better than plastic though:D).
how long is this offer on for, I m going to dig the patio up, don't want the wife to see it being delivered
john184

Carbon steel means it will rust. The description mentions it that much … Carbon steel means it will rust. The description mentions it that much you would almost believe it was a beneficial product feature (better than plastic though:D).



What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust!
The majority of steel contains carbon (less than 2% though); in this context a carbon steel tool would be much better than a mild steel one, but not as good as a stainless steel one (but one will not be able to buy a stainless steel spade for £4.50), so being carbon steel is clearly a beneficial feature.
Are these tools any good: they are just fine for digging the garden, but not really strong enough for anything else, that is after all what they are being sold to do.
othen

What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust! … What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust! The majority of steel contains carbon (less than 2% though); in this context a carbon steel tool would be much better than a mild steel one, but not as good as a stainless steel one (but one will not be able to buy a stainless steel spade for £4.50), so being carbon steel is clearly a beneficial feature.Are these tools any good: they are just fine for digging the garden, but not really strong enough for anything else, that is after all what they are being sold to do.



Blah, blah. Don't take me for a fool.
I know more about steel than most people and having 5 mentions of 'carbon steel' in the title and description will make some individuals think that it is somehow endowing these Implements with better than average abilities which it will not.
You can pick up properly forged, hardened and also stainless spades and forks from places like Wicked for around £10 which will give better value for money than this ever will. My experience so far with Sovereign products is that they are cheap Chinese junk.
BTW in regard to your reply "it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust!". Yes, obviously I never said it will. I stated that this will inevitably rust as an aide for those people who will confuse this for something which it is not.
So get of your high horse with your "silly" and pointless reply.
You could have attached a link to the following which would be a far better deal and has a 5 year warranty:
wickes.co.uk/Wic…124?CAWELAID=120135120000010448&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=17408411932&CATCI=aud-162418604692:pla-193347849652&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping%20-%20Garden&tmcampid=&tmad=c&tmplaceref=D13POsPn&utm_content=sD13POsPn|pcid|43364563852|pkw||pmt||&gclid=CjwKEAjwp-S6BRDj4Z7z2IWUhG8SJAAbqbF3N1z8JounwUxgYKceA8pTCH4UiC53gdVSRfk62cDsVBoCI1Xw_wcB
othen

What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust! … What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust! The majority of steel contains carbon (less than 2% though); in this context a carbon steel tool would be much better than a mild steel one, but not as good as a stainless steel one (but one will not be able to buy a stainless steel spade for £4.50), so being carbon steel is clearly a beneficial feature.Are these tools any good: they are just fine for digging the garden, but not really strong enough for anything else, that is after all what they are being sold to do.



​Digging with rusty garden tools makes it a lot more work. I'll stick to my Spear and Jackson Stainless ones with a 10 year guarantee.
othen

What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust! … What a silly comment, it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust! The majority of steel contains carbon (less than 2% though); in this context a carbon steel tool would be much better than a mild steel one, but not as good as a stainless steel one (but one will not be able to buy a stainless steel spade for £4.50), so being carbon steel is clearly a beneficial feature.Are these tools any good: they are just fine for digging the garden, but not really strong enough for anything else, that is after all what they are being sold to do.



john184

Blah, blah. Don't take me for a fool. I know more about steel than most … Blah, blah. Don't take me for a fool. I know more about steel than most people and having 5 mentions of 'carbon steel' in the title and description will make some individuals think that it is somehow endowing these Implements with better than average abilities which it will not.You can pick up properly forged, hardened and also stainless spades and forks from places like Wicked for around £10 which will give better value for money than this ever will. My experience so far with Sovereign products is that they are cheap Chinese junk. BTW in regard to your reply "it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust!". Yes, obviously I never said it will. I stated that this will inevitably rust as an aide for those people who will confuse this for something which it is not.So get of your high horse with your "silly" and pointless reply.You could have attached a link to the following which would be a far better deal and has a 5 year warranty:http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Garden-Digging-Spade-1000mm-Stainless-Steel/p/500124?CAWELAID=120135120000010448&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=17408411932&CATCI=aud-162418604692:pla-193347849652&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping%20-%20Garden&tmcampid=&tmad=c&tmplaceref=D13POsPn&utm_content=sD13POsPn|pcid|43364563852|pkw||pmt||&gclid=CjwKEAjwp-S6BRDj4Z7z2IWUhG8SJAAbqbF3N1z8JounwUxgYKceA8pTCH4UiC53gdVSRfk62cDsVBoCI1Xw_wcB



Are you two having a dig at each other?
what a lot of argument over a fork n spade! if all you need a something to dig up a bit of soil for plants etc then personally i think 4.50 is a bargain. i'd need something a bit more heavy duty due to the amount of stones in the ground in my area-forks are forever being broken in this house! tho i may get one of these as a backup.
Fork off, both of you!
If you continue to argue!! you will only be digging a hole for yourself.

(Anymore?)
Is Stainless steel not more brittle than carbon steel, which would probably bend before snapping?
I'm not stirring, actually curious.
Damn wrong thread. I was looking for a deal on four candles.
john184

Blah, blah. Don't take me for a fool. I know more about steel than most … Blah, blah. Don't take me for a fool. I know more about steel than most people and having 5 mentions of 'carbon steel' in the title and description will make some individuals think that it is somehow endowing these Implements with better than average abilities which it will not.You can pick up properly forged, hardened and also stainless spades and forks from places like Wicked for around £10 which will give better value for money than this ever will. My experience so far with Sovereign products is that they are cheap Chinese junk. BTW in regard to your reply "it is not the carbon in steel that makes it rust!". Yes, obviously I never said it will. I stated that this will inevitably rust as an aide for those people who will confuse this for something which it is not.So get of your high horse with your "silly" and pointless reply.You could have attached a link to the following which would be a far better deal and has a 5 year warranty:http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Garden-Digging-Spade-1000mm-Stainless-Steel/p/500124?CAWELAID=120135120000010448&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=17408411932&CATCI=aud-162418604692:pla-193347849652&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Google%20Shopping%20-%20Garden&tmcampid=&tmad=c&tmplaceref=D13POsPn&utm_content=sD13POsPn|pcid|43364563852|pkw||pmt||&gclid=CjwKEAjwp-S6BRDj4Z7z2IWUhG8SJAAbqbF3N1z8JounwUxgYKceA8pTCH4UiC53gdVSRfk62cDsVBoCI1Xw_wcB



I have no Wicked store near me
I read it as Sovereign Border and thought it was discounted UKIP membership. I'm pleased to see an argument involving Chinese tat so I wasn't far off

Roger_Irrelevant

​Digging with rusty garden tools makes it a lot more work. I'll stick to m … ​Digging with rusty garden tools makes it a lot more work. I'll stick to my Spear and Jackson Stainless ones with a 10 year guarantee.



Congratulations, you should be really proud of your purchase. May the gardening gods smile upon your outdoor achievements for upwards of a decade.
Remember these are also border spades, also known as ladies' spades in the past. Ideal for digging in restricted space but the smaller head and handle is not so great if you have a lot if digging to do.
For fork sake, call a spade a spade.
Taksim_Red

Damn wrong thread. I was looking for a deal on four candles.


Well remembered: that one goes back some time :-)
Reserved one in Sheffield OK - got my reservation number and just had a call saying they are out of stock So much for reservations!
I will forkget if you forkgive
5.98 now
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