Burgon and Ball began manufacturing in 1730, in Sheffield, producing sheep shears. Today they are the largest manufacturer of sheep shears in the world, and are also at the leading edge of garden tool and accessory innovation & design – in recent years launching some of the best received new products in the industry.
They are passionate about quality, as they say designing-in “hidden qualities that only emerge when a tool is used – qualities such as ensuring an edge tool cuts months and years down the line, not just when it’s brought home from the shop”.
Regarding their cutting tools, the secret behind this lies with the hardness of the metal – all Burgon & Ball edge tools are made from high-carbon steel, heat treated to the optimum hardness (measured in Rockwell values) for that tool. They exceed both British Standards and performance expectations.
All Burgon & Ball tools are covered by a no-quibble 5 year guarantee against any manufacturing defect.
The range is varied, from all the customary tools to some unusual ones, such as a scythette, a hand hoe, a stubby lawn-weed knife and a Japanese Razor Hoe with an amazingly durable edge, made from special laminated steel. There is also a range for the topiarist, including shears and topiary frames.
Burgon & Ball accessories cover gardening from plant labels to children’s tools.