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Please join me in welcoming Yury Smirnov, of Ecominded.net for a very special giveaway of four Fokin ploskorez hoe blades!




The Fokin ploskorez hoe was invented in by Vladimir Fokin. It can be used as a hoe, spade, rake and even like a mini scythe, as it is sharpened on all planes of the blade. This tool is used and loved by Sepp Holzer!



Read the review of the Fokin hoe here!

At the end of this week, we'll make a drawing for 4 lucky winners to win a robust Fokin hoe blade! From now until Friday, all new posts in the Gear forum are eligible to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email.

The winners will be notified by Personal Moosage and must respond within 24 hours. Only the winners who respond within that timeframe will receive their hoe. Watch for a PM, and a notice in this thread announcing the winners!


Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the tool, but please say "Hi!" to Yury and make him feel welcome!
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Hello, Yuri!  Welcome on Board!
 
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I've really enjoyed playing with using my Fokin hoe. It's now one of my favorite tools. It really comes in handy in those places where I'd normally be sitting and weeding (such as edges and narrow paths).
 
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Cool Yuri - it reminds me of my Yankee weeder on hormones. I like the idea of the tool being sharp on all sides as I can't always position myself to use only one side. I would accidentally chop things I didn't mean to chop with great abandon!
One question - since it's sharp all around, is it just as easy to use left-handed as right?
 
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Welcome, Yury!  I am looking forward to interacting with you this week.  
 
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Is there a you tube of how that works? I just come from a couple hours removing weeds in beds and was thinking i could do with a mini scythe. Just for those patches i don't want to mow all the plants down, because there is a beautiful flower, or a giant red clover i want to let go to seed. The scythe works great, but it doesn't always spare my precious plants when i go around them. Lost a few willows and a few cassis berries to ruthless scything , i guess this one is much more control-able.
Does Sepp Holzer have one with a long handle on it? Did anyone try a short one? It's very popular in Russia apparently, they all have those Dacha summer homes.
 
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Hugo Morvan wrote:Is there a you tube of how that works?



Yuri posted a video at https://vimeo.com/167394499

 
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I love multi-purpose tool! Welcome, Yuri.
 
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Welcome, Yuri! 😁
 
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Hey Nicole, just a slight correction. It looks like the website is ecominded.net, not .com. Welcome Yury.
Staff note (Nicole Alderman):

So sorry! I just fixed it!

 
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Jay Angler wrote:One question - since it's sharp all around, is it just as easy to use left-handed as right?



I am right-handed myself, but when I work I shift it from left to right and back often. Also some people say for laft-handed it is also easy to use.
 
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Hugo Morvan wrote:Does Sepp Holzer have one with a long handle on it? Did anyone try a short one? It's very popular in Russia apparently, they all have those Dacha summer homes.


I don't think that short handle would be usefull at all. V.Fokin, the author of the tool is a handicapped man and he thought up his tool so that he could work with it easily with straight spine - that's why long handle is much better.
 
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This Fokin hoe sure looks like it does a good job cleaning up weeds and preparing beds!
 
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Nice Fokin Hoe, thanks Yury!
 
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Thanks for the video, Yury. I can see it is adjustable too. I like the stiffness of this tool. It looks very efficient. I would love to have one of those Fokin hoes.
 
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I have a rogue hoe that I have used for many years, That forkin hoe looks very handy for things the rogue hoe cant do.
 
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Welcome, Yuri.  This looks like a very practical tool.  
 
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Yes awesome looking tool looks as useful as a hori hori knife
 
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Welcome, Yury! I think I always knew I needed one of these -- I just didn't know it had a name.
 
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This looks very useful.

Welcome Yuri.
 
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Welcome YURY .. This is a great tool. Never saw it before but man how could I live without it all thi time.
thanks for showing us this cool tool. and welcome to the forum.
 
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Welcome Yuri!  Would Love, love, love to win a Fokin Hoe!  Looks like just the tool we need in our veggie garden!!  
 
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Wow, thanks, Yuri! And warm welcome.

Can anyone say whether this would replace my mattock? Or is this for finer-grain (ha-ha) tool-work?
 
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Hello Yuri,  I am glad to see you found the permies forum. This is a great group. Thanks for the contest. I have been wanting to try this tool out. Maybe I will win. Welcome.
 
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Great tool!  I got two from Yuri this spring, a small one and a large one, and I love them!  They are versatile and maneuverable in tight places, very sharp, and sturdy enough to get in there and pry things out when necessary.  Very reasonably priced, and if you order them bare and make your own handle, they ship quickly and it's not expensive at all.  Try them--you won't be sorry!
 
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This is the coolest looking tool! I've been looking for something like this for a while now  Welcome Yury!

Even if I win one, will likely have to buy a few more for family and friends. Thank you for the great tip.
 
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This looks like something I would use all the time!!!
 
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Welcome!

And I love the opportunity we get to visit new parts of the forums, as permies has become so big! i Will happilly visit the gear forum now!
 
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Welcome Yuri, what part of Russia are you from? I am currently living just south of the the Russian border in Mongolia. These hoes have not made it our way yet but I would be interested in getting one to try.
 
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Robert Baerg wrote:Welcome Yuri, what part of Russia are you from? I am currently living just south of the the Russian border in Mongolia. These hoes have not made it our way yet but I would be interested in getting one to try.



Thank you, Robert! I am living in the South of Russia, Krasnodar region, close to the Black sea.
 
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