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Hori Hori Garden Tool Uses and Requirements

All Hori Hori Are Not The Same

A Quick Tutorial for the Hori Hori Garden Tool

Ok, we may be going a little master of the obvious here, but there are soooo many uses for the Hori Hori Japanese Garden Knife, I wanted to make sure you get the most out of the investment, and choose wisely. There are a lot of cheap tools out there that can break , rust and crack. To get all you can out of this historical Japanese gardening tool, you will need to insure you purchase one with the following features:

  • Knife Edge – a sharpened edge for cutting and pruning.
  • Serrated Edge – all Hori Hori’s should have a serrated edge for sawing through branches and roots.
  • Concave Blade – to provide digging/scooping ability, the blade should be wide and concave.
  • Measurement Marks – for planting depth reference when planting with your Hori
  • Hole in Handle – This whole comes in hand when marking planting lines with string.
  • Stainless Steel Blade – Nothing is worse than a rusting tool
Hori Hori Garden Tool and Knife
What To Look for In a Hori Hori

This is a quick list

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