Bulldog Tools at the International Hardware Fair

Our giant spade will soon be on show in Germany! We are exhibiting at the International Hardware Fairin Cologne (Koln) which is a gathering of hardware, hand tools and garden tool manufacturers from around the world. The show lasts from the 28th February until the 3rd March 2010 (the show is for trade buyers only).…

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Posted in Exhibitions By Stuart Elsom On 24th February 2010 | 0 Comments

Famous Fans: Monty Don

Monty Don recently wrote an article for the Daily Mail called: The quest for a truly fulfilling life: As more and more of us search for richer lives, the result will be a kinder society. He writes: Once, we were a nation that made everything from buttons to ships – and we made them well.…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 18th February 2010 | 2 Comments

Making The World's Biggest Spade


To be an exact replica and eligible for the Guinness book of records our record-breaking spade had to be made to the same design and from the same materials as our normal garden spades. Here’s how we did it. The blade was made from a 6mm thick piece of sheet steel. After being laser cut…

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Posted in Our Tools By Stuart Elsom On 12th February 2010 | 2 Comments

The World's Largest Spade!

worlds largest spade

Bulldog Tools is proud to announce that we now have the Guinness World Record™ for the largest garden spade in the world! Here’s a picture of it at our factory. As our regular readers will know, this year is our 230th anniversary. We wanted to mark the event with something special and making the world’s…

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Posted in Our Tools By Stuart Elsom On 4th February 2010 | 16 Comments

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