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How to use a hori hori

Hori Hori Uses

How To Get the Most Out of Your Hori Hori Tool

As I work on the farm and garden daily, I don’t go anywhere without my Hori Hori Knife and Tool. I find new uses for my this Japanese Gardener’s Tool every day.  I carry it every where I go, and like to have it handy for all types of chores, and it saves me trips back to the garden shed.  Either on my gardener’s belt or in my gardener’s/florists apron, it is always ready for action or any chore I can sum up.  There are many known uses, but I thought I would create a list of expanded uses for this great garden tool i have found over the years:

  • As its namesake describes, it is great for digging with its concave Hori Hori Samurai-like blade.
  • It can be used as a quick soil aerating tool to get oxygen to a plants roots and surrounding soil.
  • The Hori Hori blade is great for getting weeds at their roots, and with a flick of the wrist can get them root and all.
  • The serrated blade is great for cutting through stubborn roots, and root balls.
  • The Hori Hori works quite well as a pruning device for small branches or as a small saw for larger branches.
  • It works great as a marker stake, and with a hole in the handle, and some string, it makes garden marking easy. You can also use it for planting rows as a line reference.
  • I use it as a propagation tool to cut through large root balls and separate.
  • The Hori Hori Knife edge cuts through landscape fabric quite well and makes cutting X’s simple.
  • Opening bags of soil and amendments can be done quickly with the sharp Hori blade
  • The sharp blade can help in harvesting flowers or vegetables.
  • It’s great for cutting through irrigation tubing

No matter your use, buy the Best Hori Hori you possible can and use it throughout the garden or farm to make your chores a breeze. Just be careful! The blade is sharp!

Best Garden Gifts - Hori Hori Knife

Hori Hori FAQ: Best Gardening Tool

Information About How to Find the Best Hori Hori Japanese Garden Tool

Buying tools for the garden nowadays is confusing and overwhelming: Just how do you choose? If you want a Hori Hori, the options are endless and the market is plagued with unknowns and stores that ship from China (Just try and get customer service from them). Here is a great, quick list of frequently asked questions on our Hori Hori Garden Tool from customers for you to use in your hunt.

What is a Hori Hori?

What is a Hori Hori?

A Hori Hori is a Japanese Gardening Tool that provides multiple functions. It’s name literally means “to dig” in Japanese.

What are the uses for the Hori Hori tool?

What are the uses for the Hori Hori tool?

The Hori Hori can be used for the following garden chores:
  • As a trowel and for digging in the garden
  • As a garden knife for cutting roots and pruning
  • For weeding, you can scrape with the Hori’s blade
  • As a propagation tool, the Hori Hori is the best tool for dividing plants
  • The Hori Hori can be used as a scoop
There are many, many more uses.

What are the features of a quality Hori Hori?

What are the features of a quality Hori Hori?

We have an article that can help you find the best Hori Hori in the market: Hori Hori Garden Tool You can also buy our Hori Hori Garden Knife here: Buy Hori Hori Tool

What does "full tang" mean with a Hori Hori Garden Knife?

What does "full tang" mean with a Hori Hori Garden Knife?

The tang on any knife or tool is the portion that extends into the handle. A full tang provides maximum strength and control, as the steel of the Hori Hori blade is a single piece. Full tang Hori Horis are preferred for a durable, strong garden tool.

Are Hori Hori's still made in Japan?

Are Hori Hori's still made in Japan?

Hori Horis are still popular with Japanese Gardeners, and they are made throughout the country. Like many other countries, they rely on Chiese steel to make their garden blade tools.

There are so many options when I search, how do I choose the right Hori Hori?

There are so many options when I search, how do I choose the right Hori Hori?

Buyer beware, many of the sellers of Hori Hori’s online drop ship product from China, meaning they have never even used or evaluated the product. Here at Celtic Farm, we tested several manufacturers, and actually use the Hori Hori’s on our flower farm that we sell.
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