Hori-hori, Japanese walnut handled garden and planting knives
£30.00 - £40.00
Special 420J2 stainless steel, walnut handled multifunctional gardening knives from Tsubame-Sanjo in Niigata Prefecture, north central Japan. Hori-hori means dig-dig so these can be considered a kind of digging or soil knife used for weeding, planting, and historically for the careful extraction of prized bonsai specimens in the mountains. These knives cope with the hardest, stony soils, and the sharpened and to one side serrated edges can be used to cut or saw through the toughest of roots and stems, be that for rough pruning, harvesting, or cutting back between seasons. In two sizes: a mini, first produced for those with balcony, box, or other small gardens and measuring 20cm by 2.5cm by 1.5cm, and with a blade of 8.8cm; a standard measuring 30cm by 4.5cm by 2cm, with a blade of 17cm. Sold separately each is supplied with a leatherette case.