About Us


Spear and Jackson (Australia) Pty. Limited was established in May 1957 and continues to provide customers with a great range of products throughout Australia.

The company has a proud heritage dating back to the 1700’s and distributes products manufactured by its parent company based in Sheffield England. Our invention and innovation has helped shape great gardens through the centuries. We take pride in a job well done.

The Spear & Jackson name is a world-famous brand with real heritage and a very proud tradition. We have been combining traditional craftsmanship and leading edge technology for over 250 years.


In 1889, James Neill formed his own company adopting the Eclipse brand name. Initially manufacturing steel, he moved on to manufacture machine knives, woodworking tools and hacksaw blades, for which the company is best known.

The Spear & Jackson range was developed independently of Eclipse branded products until 1985 when James Neill acquired the Spear & Jackson group, subsequently renaming the company as Spear & Jackson. The Spear & Jackson brand is probably best known for our unparalleled offering of quality ranges of garden digging and cultivating tools and cutting tools, all of which are designed to appeal to all levels of garden expertise and budget. As you would expect with over 250 years of experience, the Spear & Jackson ground work product offering has widened to accommodate natural product extensions such as contractors shovels and rakes, agricultural tools and landscaping products. Spear & Jackson hand tools developed alongside our ground work ranges and include tools for DIY and professional use, with our market leading “Predator” branded woodsaws being the first range to be application lead, giving users the most appropriate saw for the task.

Throughout development of the Spear & Jackson brand, the company has always continued to innovate both in terms of new ideas and applications, using new technologies and combining new and traditional materials to create reliable, superb quality, highly functional tools at affordable prices, creating our enviable reputation as a supplier of the tools to trust.

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