No joke. This is the best rake. It has terrific flexibility—which makes it easy on whatever it’s raking—and the tines are slightly rounded, either by design or by wear, so they don’t scratch too much. In the halcyon days of my lawnboy youth, I used one just like this to rake leaves for my favorite client, Mr. Robinson.
I have other rakes that I use and like, but when I saw this one at an antique store I knew I had to have it. It was a dollar, and I had to replace the handle almost immediately. Whenever I use it, I’m sixteen years old again.