The Nunki weeder is an ingenious weeding tool. Simply, it is a hand held hoe.
“Thank you for sending me my lovely Nunki a few weeks ago. I loved the kind and simple way it was packed – with bits of wool. I have recommended your site to another friend who will be buying a Nunki from you very soon.”
It has a beech handle and a sharp curved bronze blade, which allows the gardener to scuffle the soil and loosen weed roots in a simple action.
The hooped blade allows the gardener to remove mat-forming weeds such as speedwell and chickweed from close to established plants without damaging them. The sharp edges enable the gardener to tidy up between rows of plants in a swift, sweeping action.
Nunki weeder length: 10ins, 26cm
Width: 2 1/2ins, 6.5cm
Weight: 130g, 4 1/2oz
The Nunki is a wonderful tool, mistaken in the past by people who have seen it as a boot scraper, a boiled egg peeler or even an avocado de-stoner…. an avocado de-stoner? Really? In whose kitchen? Jamie Oliver’s?!!?
It may be an odd-shape, and a perfect gift for the gardener who thinks they have everything, but it works beautifully too. Read more here about the nunki weeder and why we use copper tools…
And check out the copper trowels we sell here, in three separate shapes.