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Best Hori Hori Knife

Best Hori Hori Knife
Best Hori Hori Knife

Nisaku NJP651 Hori Weeding & Digging Knife-Hardened HRC58 Edition, Authentic Tomita (Est. 1960) Japanese Stainless Steel, 7.25" Blade, Wood Handle, w/Premium Leather Sheath

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I love this Best Hori Hori Knife. I upgraded to a leather holster with a metal belt clip, though. Much better. I use it to pop weeds out of the ground, kill spiders, kill army worms, dig out rocks when planting, cut open mulch bags, scrape soil out of gopher holes and push traps down farther, and also to feel cool when I’m gardening. I imagine I look cool with a knife on my belt! This is versatile, high quality and solid in the hand.

I’ve been using it for a year now, more or less. It has become rather indispensable to me. I have a big yard and have been trying to repopulate it after my dog destroyed it. I want to plant California natives. Well, my soil is extremely rocky. My area is an alluvial fan plain.

That is, we live near the foothills of mountains made of granite. Lots of rocks wash off of these mountains over the millennia and deposit themselves in the soil. So, to dig a hole and plant, I have to go through a lot of rock. I use this digging knife to lever rocks up, or twist among them. I chop down into the soil and scrape the sides of the hole too, getting rocks out.

The amazing thing to me is that I have not bent the blade. I wiggle the blade down between rocks and use it to get leverage on rocks, so they come out. This works great.

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