On April 1, 1898 Willem de Wit started his blacksmith company in Kornhorn, a small village in northern Holland. Today, the 4th generation continues the legacy. Historical craftsmanship combines with innovative modern designs to make DeWit one of the premier garden tool manufacturers in the world. Heads are made from high quality boron steel, and ash handles are from European Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, government controlled forests. This regulates the use of wood and the replanting of trees for a greener environment.