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Hori Hori Japanese Trowel with Holster

Niwaki's Hori Hori Japanese trowel is an all-round weeder, bulb-planter supreme and general subterranean rummager.

The carbon steel blade runs right into the handle, so it’s tough and strong (though not invincible — use it with care). Brilliant for planting bulbs, weeding and all sorts of gardening.

The included durable canvas sheath helps keep the blade protected in your garden tool caddy. 

We also sell a leather Long Holster that fits the Hori Hori Trowel perfectly. 

Materials: carbon steel blade with a beech wood handle

Made by: Niwaki

Made in: Japan (canvas sheath is made in China)

Specifications: 11 3/4" x 1 7/8"; sheath is 11 1/4"

Care: After using, remove leaf residue, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water. Dry with a clean cloth and wipe with Camellia oil. Store in a dry place. 

You can keep your snips working properly by remembering the following: 

  • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
  • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
  • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
  • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
  • Use the base of the blade, not the tip, for heavier cuts

Although considerably stronger than a regular trowel, the mighty hori hori is not completely invincible. Don’t stick it in to heavy soil and yank back hard…it’s much more efficient used in an in-and-out action.

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