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Yury Smirnov wrote:Attention flat-cutter (Fokin hoe) users - some useful tips from the author, Vladimir Fokin:  https://ecominded.net/fokin-hoe-author-tips



I love this quote from the page.

"The main thing you should respect scrupulously is not to walk in the beds. Neither in spring, nor in summer, nor in autumn. Even in winter. You stepped twice in one place - the soil is not what it used to be. The bed for us is a magic tablecloth. A Shrine."

It reminds me of all the folktales with the magical food providing implements. Here's a bit of Russian folklore about the proper care and respect for your Magic Tablecloth should you be so fortunate as to acquire one ;) and of course, as the wise Russian fokin-hoe user mentions on this site, our gardens are akin to these magic tablecloths - and like them, they even take back the scraps as compost!

https://russiapedia.rt.com/of-russian-origin/magic-tablecloth
 
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From now on you get 20% discount if you pay in Ethereum: More details on how to pay in Ethereum check here:  https://ecominded.net/delivery-information
 
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The strongest option of flat-cutter (ploskorez, Fokin hoe), made of titanium, so that it can work lifelong. It is rust-proof and 1.7 times lighter than a similar flat-cutter made from iron. Titanium blade keeps sharpening for a long time. And it has one more important feature: the pieces of soil do not stick to the blade, and therefore there is no need for constant cleaning. Place an order here: https://ecominded.net/flat-cutter-titan
 
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Hey folks, would you try this innovative round-shaped garden tool?
The video below will show you some working tips. To place an order click on the link and look for Ploskorez Heart: https://ecominded.net/garden-tools



 
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This looks amazing and I hope I get blessed with one! Getting older isn't for the faint of heart that love gardening!!
 
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I love my Fokin hoe!  Plus, it was hilarious albeit in ill taste, the interpretation others had of my ordering a Fokin hoe from Russia.  😂
 
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Old lady hoer here😖 Hoping these will be more substantial than ones I’ve been using, without dislocating my shoulders or back. I know it’s a lot to ask.
 
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Well, I can say without shame, I want one just so I can ask my husband to "bring me my Fokin Hoe!!". But seriously, this looks like the perfect tool to reach under my livestock fencing and guiltlessly murder the blackberries and morning glory roots that sprout up on the neighbor's side. The weed whacker does too much damage when I accidentally hit the fence, plus it's getting too heavy for me to pack all around the property on my usual fatigue days.  This is going to rank right up there with my hula hoe (another brilliant tool) and the broadfork.
 
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Last time there was a fokin givaway I said, "if I don't win I am going to buy one" but I didn't and I didn't. This time I mean it!

The flat cutter looks amazing, especially the extra beefy one.

I really want one. But the thing is, I am leery to buy from Russia right now, especially after seeing the one post about never getting the one they ordered. It can't be the best time to ship between our two countries...
 
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I am seriously considering spending the extra $40 or so on the Titan.  I like that it does not rust and stays sharp longer.  To my great shame too many of my garden tools get left out!  Questions: How does the Titan do with woody shrubs -- I plan on using it mostly to clean out ditches annually, and once it does need sharpening do I need special tools or just a regular file?

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Are there any videos about the other equipment that I saw on the website? I was interested in how the other things work
 
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Dan Fish raises some valid points above. Glad I did purchase last go round! Set of two, large and small (I think?) slightly ashamed I still have not made handles yet. Lots going on in our lives the past few years... Still intrigued by the 'mini scythe' alternative use and would love to get feedback from anyone who went that route. As small as they are, obviously would be used one handed. Would a sling blade handle work?
 
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This is the year that I start to turn my yard, front and back into a food forest, leaving a space for a trampoline, in order to appease my children. I don't have much practical experience, but lots of theoretical knowledge....This tool looks like the real deal and has an endorsement from Sepp himself. I don't think one can go wrong ordering the set at $21 + shipping!
 
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Jeff Marchand wrote:I am seriously considering spending the extra $40 or so on the Titan.  I like that it does not rust and stays sharp longer.  To my great shame too many of my garden tools get left out!  Questions: How does the Titan do with woody shrubs -- I plan on using it mostly to clean out ditches annually, and once it does need sharpening do I need special tools or just a regular file?

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Dear Jeff, any flat-cutter is a very strong tool, ready for heavy duty, like working on woody shrubs. And flat-cutter Titan is the strongest option, however you should consider that it is very light, it weights only 180 g. With such a light tool you may need to apply more power in order to eliminate the shrubs. For woody shrubs I would suggest to use a heavier tool, like flat-cutter All-Mighty (about 370 g) - it will work by its own weight.
 
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Rachel Brown wrote:Are there any videos about the other equipment that I saw on the website? I was interested in how the other things work



Yes, of course, here are the video for round-shaped flat-cutter:

And for miracle-spade (super-spade), which is actually a broadfork tool:
 
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Pj Richardson wrote:Old lady hoer here😖 Hoping these will be more substantial than ones I’ve been using, without dislocating my shoulders or back. I know it’s a lot to ask.



As a matter of fact Vladimir Fokin, the inventor of Russian flat-cutter became disabled after a heart attack in 1987. So he designed this tool to help him work in the garden without putting too much efforts. He tried many different options and it took him 12 years to design and make a prototype of the current version of flat-cutter.
 
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Dan Fish wrote:Last time there was a fokin givaway I said, "if I don't win I am going to buy one" but I didn't and I didn't. This time I mean it!

The flat cutter looks amazing, especially the extra beefy one.

I really want one. But the thing is, I am leery to buy from Russia right now, especially after seeing the one post about never getting the one they ordered. It can't be the best time to ship between our two countries...



Dear Dan, yes, sometimes it happens when the parcel is lost or returned back for some reason, it is about 1% of the total number of parcels shipped. The problem with Canada is that Canada post don't provide proper tracking of the parcels sent from Russia. At the same time we never had any problem with delivering parcels to the USA, and USPS always provide proper tracking for all parcels sent from Russia.
 
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William Bagwell wrote:Dan Fish raises some valid points above. Glad I did purchase last go round! Set of two, large and small (I think?) slightly ashamed I still have not made handles yet. Lots going on in our lives the past few years... Still intrigued by the 'mini scythe' alternative use and would love to get feedback from anyone who went that route. As small as they are, obviously would be used one handed. Would a sling blade handle work?


Dear William, please read my reply to Dan - above. And yes, it can be used by one handed.
 
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I would LOVE to own one of these Fokin Hoe!! PLEASE pick me, pick me!!
 
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Monica Truong wrote:This is the year that I start to turn my yard, front and back into a food forest, leaving a space for a trampoline, in order to appease my children. I don't have much practical experience, but lots of theoretical knowledge....This tool looks like the real deal and has an endorsement from Sepp himself. I don't think one can go wrong ordering the set at $21 + shipping!



Thank you for your kind words, Monica!
 
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The inventor of the Fokin Hoe reminds me of the ingenuity of my husband, he was remodeling a bank into office space and took part of the over night deposit contraption and is making me a broadfork! I would LOVE to own one. Am I getting TOO cheesey?
 
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Thanks to everyone who participated in this giveaway! A special thanks to those who made an order - first parcels with flat-cutters (Fokin hoe) are on the way!
 
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Dear friends, please take advantage of our special offer: 20-30 % off for all Permaculture garden tools (flat-cutters, miracle-spades etc.): https://ecominded.net/specials The offer valid till April 30th.
 
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The Fokin hoe, also known as the ploskorez or flat-cutter, is a versatile and efficient tool for gardeners and farmers alike. Its unique design allows for precise weeding and cultivation without disturbing the soil too much, which can help to preserve the delicate balance of the soil ecosystem. Using a Fokin hoe in your gardening or farming practices can lead to healthier plants, higher yields, and a more sustainable approach to land management. Remember to keep the blade sharp and to use the tool with care and respect for the land.
 
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Russian flat-cutter, or ploskorez Fokina, is a versatile and efficient gardening tool that offers numerous benefits. From effective weed control and soil health promotion to its environmentally friendly nature and ease of use, this tool has become a favorite among gardeners and farmers. By incorporating the Russian flat-cutter into gardening practices, individuals can streamline their tasks, enhance soil health, and contribute to sustainable and eco-friendly gardening methods. Please check out original Russian flat-cutters here: https://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds/garden-tools
 
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I was blessed to win one of these hoes in a giveaway and can highly recommend it. My most-used garden tool.
 
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