Hori Hori Digging Knife
The Hori Hori digging knife from Japan – well, what do we have here you may well ask!
If we had to translate Hori Hori for you, we would say this knife is called ‘Diggy Diggy’.
Really. A Diggy Diggy Knife.
Is that enough of a clue to what it does?
It is a weeding tool, the Japanese version of a trowel, nicely weighted and the carbon steel blade is run by the tool makers right into the handle, so it won’t bend or snap.
The vinyl holster it comes in is a bit flimsy and silly. We guess the Japanese are so good at the tools side of things, they just don’t bother with the decoration. So don’t be alarmed if the holster doesn’t last long, it is the knife that is important.
As you know, at Modern Mint we love the Japanese tools – certainly the shiny and sharp pruning blades – which meant it was just a matter of time before we were to try the Diggy Diggy knife.
With a beech wood handle, a 7 inch (or approximately 17cm) long carbon steel blade, it sits beautifully in the hand. We love it, and have been messing about with it in the garden all year. We even started using it to plant bulbs with. Then what did we see a few weeks ago on Gardeners’ World? Monty Don himself using it to plant crocus bulbs.
Please note, though the knife is stronger than a regular trowel, like all tools it is not invincible. Get to know what it can handle when you first start using it. Although we bet you’ll be surprised what it can manage….
What is there left to say? You can now kit yourself out for the garden with another product from Japan, as Modern Mint share with you the Hori Hori digging knife!