Walker & Greig Vintage #207 Tea 4.5" Hawkbill Pruning Knife / Wood / Satin High Carbon ( Pre Owned )
John Walker, a Scottish engineer who established Walker Sons and Company is the founder of the company. In 1874, Walker established Walker and Greig in Badulla and Haldumulla to supply agricultural machinery to the plantations in those areas. With the growing importance of Haputale, the Haldumulla shop was closed, and a new shop opened in Haputale. The headquarters of Walker and Greig was moved to Slave Island, Colombo later. The Colombo headquarters extended over five acres.The company was incorporated as a limited liability company in 1910.
This #207 agricultural tool as far as we can tell was manufactured in May 1995 after W&G had long become a subsidairy of Drowns Group. Made in Sheffield England. This particular hawkbill fixed blade was designed to nip tea leaves and assist workers in harvesting tea. In fantastic condition and appears to have never been used. Unknown wood used for the handles but isn't dried out and is almost brand new condition.