There is one tool I use more than any other in my garden, it’s my Hori Hori Knife. The only tool that even comes close would be my pruners but if I can do it with this knife, I do!
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What Is A Hori Hori Knife?
Also known as a Japanese digging knife, the Hori Hori is a favorite of many gardeners. Hori Hori knives are used for weeding, planting seeds, transferring bulbs, digging holes, and cutting branches. These knives aren’t only for gardeners. It is also a great knife for hunting, fishing, and camping.
These knives have a stainless steel concave blade for digging, a beveled sharp edge for slicing, and a serrated opposite edge for cutting tree limbs. Inch markers are also engraved on the blade to ensure you can plant and seed at the correct depth.
Why Do I Recommend This Brand?
While I believe there are better, higher-end Hori Hori knives, this Nisaku brand Hori Hori Knife has proved to be a reliable knife for a very affordable price. I like the simple design and the wooden handle fits well in my hand.
Ultimately any brand of Hori Hori knife you choose will probably be a great tool for your garden but this happens to be the one I own and I like it.
This knife also comes with a sheath to carry it in but I will be honest, not the best quality, as a matter of fact, it’s really cheaply made. That being said it does the job and I have been using it for a couple of years and it still works to hold the knife when I’m out in the garden. It just feels cheap.
- [MADE IN JAPAN]: With the finest stainless steel, the Nisaku Stainless Steel…
- [HANGS NEATLY]: On your peg rack for a tidy shed or work bench
- [INCH MARKINGS]: On the Japanese stainless steel blade will ensure your plants…
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Do You Need A Hori Hori Knife?
I gardened for many years without one but I will say that it makes the work much more enjoyable when you have a great tool for the job. If you get used to having it o your side in the garden you won’t want to be without it.
I use it in Spring when I’m planting my seeds, throughout the year when I’m weeding my garden, in late summer and fall when harvesting, and even in the cold months to take cuttings for propagation. It’s truly a gardening tool for all seasons.
Just remember this is a knife and therefore has a sharp blade on one side so you should be careful when using this tool. I handle knives all the time and I got a little complacent while working with it this summer and did cut my finger. Just wanted to put that out there as a friendly reminder to be safe when using tools of this nature.
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