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Japanese Hori Hori Garden Landscaping Digging Tool With Stainless Steel Blade & Sheath

by Nisaku
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  • Bonsai collecting tool
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  • Multi-purpose garden tool
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  • Comes with a heavy black vinyl plastic sheath and belt loop
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Imported (Japan)
  • ASIN: B0007WFG2I
  • Item model number: 1516
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (331 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,541 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

The stainless steel blade is very sharp and concave shaped for scooping soil and other materials. Because of its sharpness, it is excellent as a general purpose sporting knife. An indispensable tool for digging in the garden. It cuts and scrapes weed, roots and vegetables. Master gardeners love it. Comes with a heavy black vinyl plastic sheath and belt loop. You need to try it for yourself to appreciate what a great garden tool it is. 6 1/2-inch blade, 11 3/4-inch overall length. Made in Japan Some uses: Weeding, cutting roots, transplanting, removing bonsai plants from pots, sod cutting, dividing perennials, metal detecting, collecting and more. This tool can be considered the Swiss Army Knife for many outdoor uses from gardening, collecting, digging, sawing, chopping, measuring to untold other uses including but not limited to hunting and fishing.


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Customer Reviews

It's very sturdy and sharp.
Matt
I call it a knife because it handles like one, is very sharp and should be handled with respect.
Carl D. Peterson
I do just about everything with it--weeding, digging, planting, dividing.
Lady Sam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

140 of 142 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Riskin on May 6, 2005
WEEDS SCREAM AND RUN when they see me coming with the hori hori. (Note that I don't know whether one hori hori brand is any better than another. It's the tool itself that's so great.)

If I could, I'd get one for each of my gardener friends. Sometimes I might need a spade or pruners or shovel, but overall, the hori hori is often the only tool I take outside to plant and weed.

Solid, unbending steel helps pry out deep weeds or dig a hole even in packed clay or gravel. The serrated edge is great for butterflying root-bound plants. And the centimeter markings helps me properly place seedlings and bulbs.

One thing I'd recommend that's been really helpful for me is to paint the handle with fluorescent paint AND tie some long (15-20") fluorescent plastic tape through the hole so that you don't lose it in the dirt; there'll always be some pink or orange ribbon sticking out even if you bury the hori-hori by mistake.

I've buried my hori hori twice. Once I actually called the local metal detector club to help me find it (it was within plain view of my back door for 4 months). The other time, I just ran out and bought a new one.

I've never damaged the blade on one of these. I killed the wood handle by leaving it buried for 10 months in soggy Seattle, but I still use the blade alone.

ANOTHER GARDEN TOOL RECOMMENDATION: Get a Circle Hoe.
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267 of 285 people found the following review helpful By Magdalena Bassett on May 24, 2007
You open the gift box. Yes! it's just what you wanted! You drop the wrapping paper, leave the wine glass, and the astonished friends, you zoom out to the garden even though it's perfectly dark by now, and you find that dandelion illuminated by the front door's light. You heft the hori hori in your hand. You are a warrior. You are invincible. The enemy will die. This sturdy, hefty tool feels great in the palm of your hand. It easily slides into the soil alongside the offending dandy. A little pressure, and pop! the root, the leaves, the whole rosette of the heinous green Medusa is air born like a cork out of a bottle. You think yes! finally! the war is over, I am The Gardener.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By P. Lim on August 31, 2012
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My wife commanded me to post this review.

Here is some information that is not included in the item description.

Measurements:
Blade length (tip to beginning of handle) 7 1/8"
Blade width (widest part) 1 5/8"
Handle length 5 1/4"
Handle width 1 1/4"
The stainless steel blade is NOT flat, it is slightly concave with serrations on the left-side and smooth on the right-side when holding the wooden handle. The blade isn't sharp (like a knife) but you don't want to poke people with the tip. There are engraved depth measurements on the blade (1"-6" and metric equivalents). The handle does have a hole towards the base so that you can hang it from a nail/screw. I'm not sure if the sheath is useful because most people don't wear belts in the garden, but I guess a clip might not work.

Based on the rave reviews, I purchased this for my skeptical wife (along with a Bahco Ergo Bypass Pruner PX-M2 medium). When she got the Hori Hori, she said "what's this?" After the first day of using these two products, she proclaimed that these tools were better than sex. It's been almost six months and she is still very impressed. She uses the Hori Hori to remove weeds and occasionally for light digging. According to her, the long blade gets all the way down to the weed roots. She also said the wooden handle is very comfortable. Fortunately (for me), I look like a genius for buying these gifts and she is very, very grateful.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By tejanojim on March 3, 2011
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I bought this because peak oil and climate change are slowly undermining world food security (yeah, never mind) so I needed some beginner gardening tools like shovel and pitchfork and stuff. A friend sent me a link to this garden knife, so I said what the hey. It looks great and works well, it can dig, break up soil, cut buried roots in place with a serrated or straight edge, and it even has a scale if you want to be super precise about how deep you're planting.

My advice? If you think you might like it, buy it. Great hand tool. Oh, and also, it's not just a hand digger - it's a hand digger with REALLY SHARP EDGES ON BOTH SIDES. So don't carelessly wipe off the dirt with your hand, or you could cut yourself. Be smarter than me, ok?
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53 of 67 people found the following review helpful By J. Fleming on May 8, 2011
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Knife seems pretty good. Bought it for setting Cinch Traps. I think the Tang Goes about 1/2 way back into the handle just past the second rivot.

I cannot give 5 or even 4 stars because the item I received is not the item pictured. The pictured knife is a Greep Top stamped and the one I received is Nisaku. The blade is VERY Magnetic too so I don't see how it can be stainless steel. It is made in japan though. it looks like Amazon SKU B003UMVPMM (which also says stainless but I don't see how it can be). Going to contact amazon now since being stainless seems pretty important when it comes to this sort of tool. I could have bought another non stainless version for a lot less money.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By S. McBurney on August 19, 2009
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I bought the Hori Hori stainless steel garden knife because an equivalent product that I had purchased previously broke after a few months of use. That tool (a Fiskars product) worked fine until a design flaw in the handle resulted in the handle coming apart. The Hori Hori knife has a very robust handle and blade which allows it to survive the stresses induced when I pry out tough weeds. One feature that the Fiskars product had that I really liked was a groove cut into the pointed end of the blade. That grove was very useful in grabbing the stems of weeds which made it much easier to pry them out of the soil. The Hori Hori knife doesn't have this notch. I bought two Hori Hori knives so I may modify one of them to add a notch just to see if I can replicate that feature. All in all, the Hori Hori is a very useful tool (even without the notch) and I would recommend it to every gardener.
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