The Hori Hori Knife is one of Wendy's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
The Hori Hori knife is made in Japan; the quality is exceptional and I like to refer to it as “one tool with hundreds of uses.” Since bringing mine home in the spring I’ve used this sturdy knife to weed, plant, divide and so much more. I use it all the time when working in my garden. Try it, you’ll rely on it.
There is a lot of good 'buzz' about this fantastic tool from Japan. The Hori-Hori, sometimes referred to as a "soil knife" or a "weeding knife", is a heavy, serrated, multi-purpose steel blade for gardening jobs such as digging and cutting. The blade is made of heavy steel and is sharp on both sides coming to a semi-sharp point at the end.
The word “Hori” (ホリ) means "to dig" in Japanese and "hori-hori" phonetically immitates the sound of digging.
In Japan this knife is traditionally used to collect specimens for bonsai but its uses go far beyond the bonsai! Perfect for planting, transplanting, grubbing, removing roots or deep-rooted weeds, and dividing perennials.
The Hori Hori knife measures 11.5"/29 cm, including the hard-wood handle, and comes with a belt sheath.