These are an introduction by Burgon and Ball by Sophie Conran. The tool is beautiful and you wouldn't believe the packaging. It comes in a sustantial celadon colored display box. A very special gift for you or somebody you REALLY like. From everything I can find out, Sophie Conran is the Martha Stewart of Great Britain. Some of the higher end garden tools are completely ridiculous in price and I won't carry them. This one is expensive but it's worth it. Dibbers or Dibbles are used to for transplants and bulbs. In the American south, the idea extended to what farmers dubbed "tobacco sticks" for planting tobacco plants. They were made of wood. This one is a quality tool made of stainless steel.