Standard walnut handled hori-hori, 30 x 4.5 x 2cm
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. 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 standard knife measures 30cm by 4.5cm by 2cm, with a blade of 17cm. Supplied with a leatherette case.