For the past few years, I have used Ginseng grubbing hoes/diggers and my' Buck knife. However, further in the past and especially in my' youth, I used sharpened sticks either made from dead and downed limbs or cut fresh limbs to make diggers out of. I am weighing heavily on going back to making my' own diggers from Hickory limbs which can be carved and honed to the shapes I need to dig out most, if not all roots and their' finer hair roots.
2half pound matic some think the weight is to much but use one for a week and youwont know how you dug without it you can chop roots out of the way prize up rocks and more than one snake spotted to late meet his end just in time . if god forbid you get stuck on the drive to and from try digging out with a stick