Friday, July 24, 2009

Ames Pony Shovel

In looking for a source of extra-long rivets to repair a shovel head with, I discovered that an Ames Pony shovel (from AM Leonard) can now be bought from >> see here

This is a very good American-made shovel from a company that has been making tools for longer than we have been a country.

This shovel is not cheap, but it is worth every penny.


Gina Spadafori said...

Why is it called a "pony" shovel? If it comes with a pony, I am SO getting one.

PBurns said...

Good question! No horses attached, I am afraid :(

I think the "pony" reference is to the short-handle. Think "a pony of beer."

Some folks call them D-handled shovels, but Ames (a very old tool company) calls them a "Pony."

Long-handled shovels work for the first 2 feet of a dig, but once you get past 3 feet or so, you need a shorter-handled tool.


Camera Trap Codger said...

Check out some of the blacksmiths out your way. They could fix that shovel in a jiff.