DeWit - A Company History
On April 1, 1898, Willem de Wit started his blacksmith company in Kornhorn, a small village in northern Holland. Today, the 4th generation of the forging family is running the company. Old-fashioned quality combined with innovative designs make DeWit tools the ultimate gardener’s choice.
The latest equipment and techniques combined with historical craftsmanship make DeWit one of the most modern garden tool manufacturers in the world.
It’s not just about the Boron steel heads! The handles come from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, government-controlled forests. This regulates the use of wood and insists on the replanting of trees for a greener environment. European tools Australia Pty Ltd is the proud exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for sustainable Dewit garden tools, Franz Jost nylon rakes and Leonhard Muller and Son, Austrian hand forged axes.
The hand tools from Dewit Dutch Garden tool company come with a lifetime warranty. Hand forged by experienced craftsmen, each tool has been ergonomically designed, making your work life easier. All timber comes from sustainable forestry practices and stamped accordingly with FSC. These are lifetime or generational tools, not throw aways and are meant to be passed on.
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DEWIT MAKE THE ORIGINAL DUTCH HOE.
They also make a unique designed spork, solid hand trowels, garden forks, weeders, farmers daggers which are all just a few of the daily garden utensils we use.
Our first start was in 2008, where we started a small business selling high quality garden rakes made from a tough poly nylon. These were made in Belgium by Franz Jost.
It is essential to have good tools to use in outdoor work. The arborrake nylon grass rake is simply the best lightweight rake for use under trees, on hard surfaces and on gravel.
Later on, we knew there was a need in the market for other high quality garden tools. We were tired of breaking cheap nasty hand tools in our own garden so we became importers of many different high quality garden tools from Europe. The De Wit tools are top quality hand forged Dutch garden implements which are unique for being hand made by experienced blacksmiths, but also in their very design, detail and functionality. Every craftsman recognises these unique qualities. The De Wit name is synonymous with quality. This is a company that cares about their tools and gives every customer a lifetime guarantee with each tool.