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Hori Hori Garden Knife

 
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A local blacksmith here in Evansville, Indiana makes these beautiful handy garden tool.
Hailing inspiration from Japan, the Hori Hori garden knife is a do-it-all garden knife loved by professionals and hobbyists alike! This tool is built to cut, dig, and saw it's way through your gardening tasks. The blade is slightly curved like a garden trowel with a fine sharp edge and a serrated edge. 

Product specifications: 

Blade Length: 7 inches

Handle Length: 5 inches

Overal Lenth: 12 inches

Blade Material: Forged alloy carbon steel

Handle material: Cabinet grade red oak

He sometimes makes the handles from walnut, too.
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I forgot the link. This was my 1st post! I'm glad I figured it out.

https://rivercityforge.com/products/rcft-hori-hori-garden-kinfe
 
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I didn't buy my hori hori garden knife from here, but it is definitely my most used garden tool. Weeding, planting, harvesting, cutting twine if I forgot my scissors, flipping bugs to my chickens, ...

Mine also has measurement markings on it, making it even more useful. Maybe they could consider that as an improvement?
 
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Oooh that one is sweet! I have a pretty ok Hori-Hori. I looked all around when I ordered it, and ended up with one that didn't fully satisfy me. Hopefully it breaks and I can get a new one!
 
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I have one from lehmans, and I have to say it has not been the most used tool so far... I might need to sharpen it, but it doesn’t seem much more useful than a planting trowel. Not sure what the saw blade is good for, and that would be hard to sharpen...
 
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Hi Jubilee,

Thanks for the link.  I am 60 miles west of Evansville.
 
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Lina Joana wrote:I have one from lehmans, and I have to say it has not been the most used tool so far... I might need to sharpen it, but it doesn’t seem much more useful than a planting trowel. Not sure what the saw blade is good for, and that would be hard to sharpen...



I use mine on roots, twine, hard baked clay, ... I don't know about sharpening - I've had it 5+ years, and it hasn't needed it yet.
 
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It is my favorite garden tool. A garden trowel is useless on our rocky soil. After the last of our trowels broke, it's all we use.
 
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