The People Behind Razor-Back
Razor-Back became part of the AMES Companies in 2006 and is manufactured here in the United States. Our employees use a combination of advanced manufacturing equipment and skilled hand craftsmanship to ensure that every Razor-Back lives up to its name.
A Better Shovel: The Birth of the Razor-Back Brand
More than 75 years ago, Edward Durrell envisioned a new kind of shovel that was thicker along the spine. His shovel was stronger yet lighter than other shovels. It wore “with the point” for serious, long-lasting digging power. He named it “Razor-Back” after North American wild hogs, which have a tough, raised spine, a hide like steel, and the habit of ripping up fields like bulldozers.