Mini walnut handled hori-hori, 20 x 2.5 x 1.5cm
A stainless steel, walnut handled multifunctional gardening knife 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. Small though they may be 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. The mini hori-hori was first produced for those with balcony, box, or other small gardens and measures approximately 20cm by 2.5cm by 1.5cm, with a blade of 8.8cm. Supplied with a leatherette case.