Sneeboer Pottery/Container Knife


Do you have difficulties, while repotting your plants and shrubs to loosen their grip on terracotta pots/containers? The Sneeboer Pottery/ Container knife with a long, flat, flexible blade which is sharpened on both sides is the solution!

To rejuvenate a plant during spring you have to part or tear a plant, and therefore it must first be removed from its pot. However, this can present its own challenges when the roots of the plants have grown into the porous parts of a pot. To cut the plant out of the pot, Sneeboer developed the Pottery knife in 2019 which was shortlisted in 2020 for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show best new product of the year! Also demonstrated by Monty Don and his Agapanthus, Gardeners’ World Ep. 12 2022. & Ep. 5 2024 (@ 30mins 28secs)

  1. To cut the roots the knife can used with a forward and a backward motion; for this reason both, sides of the blade has been sharpened.
  2. The handle has been constructed in a way that your hand does not slip onto the blade with the forward or backward motion.
  3. Because there are so many variations in pots and containers, the knife is quite long to be able to deal with many of the different sizes and shapes.
  4. The end of the blade is almost squared off with a shard edge. If the plants roots have grown through the excess water hole, you can still easily cut these roots.

Product information

  • Red Beech Wood handle
  • Width of head 3.4 cm
  • Length of head 40.5 cm
  • Length of handle 12.5 cm
  • Total length 53.5 cm
  • Weight 0.16 kg

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