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Niwaki Hori Hori + Canvas Sheath

Regular price $ 42.00
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This Japanese style 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 against your planting soil. Brilliant for planting bulbs, weeding and all sorts of garden stuff. Comes with a tough canvas sheath for protection.

Please note: 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-out action.


  • Blade made from Japanese carbon steel. Handle made from beech. Sheath made from 16oz. canvas. 
  • Blade measures 6.5" (167mm)
  • Made in Japan

Caring for Your Carbon Steel Tools:

  1. Correct Use: 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
    • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
    • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts
  2. Keeping Them Clean: remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place.
  3. Keeping Them Sharp: New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping. Use a sharpening stone to sharpen the blades every time you use them. Trust us, you will notice the difference. 

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