The Hori Hori has a long and fascinating history rooted in Japan. It was constructed to be an efficient and superior multi-tool for use to uproot vegetables and vegetation that grew in hard-to-extract, mountainous conditions.
It is beloved today as an all-round weeder, bulb-planter supreme and general subterranean rummager by garden pros and novices alike. This Hori Hori is made by Niwaki using a strong, iconic Japanese carbon steel blade that runs right into the its wooden handle. Brilliant for planting bulbs, weeding and whatever garden or potting tasks you could think of. Comes inside a tough canvas sheath to keep the sharp blade (and your hands!) protected.
Although considerably stronger than a regular trowel, this mighty Hori Hori is not completely invincible. Don’t stick it in to heavy soil and yank back hard motion; it’s much more efficient used in an in-out action.
Details: L - 11" x W - 3" inches | Weight: 1 pound | Comes with canvas holster
Please note: By law, we are not permitted to sell a knife or blade to any person under the age of 18. By placing an order for one of these items you are declaring that you are 18 years of age or over. These items must be used responsibly and appropriately.
Care: Most of Niwaki's sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things...
Correct Use: Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused. Do not twist or apply uneven pressure.
Keeping Them Clean: Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water. Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place.
Keeping Them Sharp: New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge. Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).