My pitch forks are closely based upon antique pitch forks in Old Salem’s collection. They are heavy-duty tools meant for hard use.
Handles for both rakes and hay forks are riven (split) from a fresh oak log 65 to 70 inches long. Drawknife and shaving horse are used to rough-out the handle, which is then finished with a spokeshave to leave a smooth surface. Rake tines are individually handmade from riven oak for strength. Pitch forks have 3 to 6 tines and rakes typically have heads 30″ wide. I am happy to make custom rakes and pitch forks to match your needs.
Contact me for current availability and to place an order.
Shipping can vary from $70 to $110 depending on distance.
Three-Tine Pitchforks — $130 each
Four-Tine Pitchforks — $150 each
Five-Tine Pitchforks — $170 each
Six-Tine Pitchforks — $195 each
Rakes w/ 30″ head — $140 each
A sampling of historic sites that have purchased my tools:
Mt Vernon Mt. Vernon, VA
Lincoln Home National Historic Site Springfield, IL
Middleton Place Charleston, SC
Fort Nisqually Museum Tacoma, WA
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site Washington, TX
North American Institute of Medical Herbalism Portland, OR