Hori Hori Ultimate
Originally designed to mimic the popular Japanese Garden Knife, hori hori roughly translates to “dig dig”. This hearty, multi-purpose tool is built for versatility. Pound in tent stakes with the flat pommel base. Measure planting depth with the handy inch marks. Saw a branch or whittle kindling with the rust-resistant doubled edge. Made for use in the backyard, camping, bush-crafting, or anywhere you need it.
Smooth and durable walnut handle seamlessly fits with the heat-tempered 6 ¾" pointed blade for a tool that just feels good in your hand. Added twine cutter doubles as a bottle opener, so you can enjoy a refreshing beverage of your choice after a hard day’s work.
The ultimate shield for the ultimate tool, the Hori Hori Sheath unites utility and design. Made of 900D polyester with an interior liner, it weathers real-world use while protecting the blade from dulling. Stainless steel belt clip supports easy carrying and accessibility, while the strong handle strap restricts the blade from slipping or moving. Open-end allows for easy cleaning and prevents soil buildup, preserving the blade for years of continued use. Accented with full-grain leather and copper to complement the rest of our Woodsman Collection.
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I honestly don’t know how I gardened so long with this tool. I am petite and so it is a bit large, but it is very stable in my hand. I will use it primarily to dig rhizomes, bulbs and footballs out of pots for winter storage. It works like a dream and I no longer need 2 or 3 tools to do the job of this one.
This is truly a wonder for use outdoors. I have aerated the soil in the garden, dug up deep-rooted weeds where some thinning was needed, pruned several bushes and the lower branches of a fig tree, cut twine, hacked up kindling for the fire, hammered down some loose deck boards, and turned/stirred up my chicken's dust baths. Plus, the Hori Hori Ultimate is lovely. My son came in the other day and asked me why I had it out on my dresser. I replied, "Just so I can look at it!"
Both the impressive stainless-steel blade and walnut handle are very finely crafted and feel properly balanced. The thick metal end cap can be kept secured to the wood handle with a robust screw. The only change in design I would make (what do I know) is to increase the length of the recesses in the handle and end cap so that the end cap can not twist around the wood at all when force is applied. I applied teak oil to mine for both durability and improved feel.
I really love Hori Hori Ultimate. It seems solid. Fits in my hand well. I just wish it was a bit wider for digging and shoveling out the dirt.
The Hori Hori tool is amazing. It's heavy, dense, and SHARP. The substantial heft and high quality construction make it stand out as an exceptional tool. Compared to other brands, Barebones is not only the most visually appealing, but the quality is unmatched. I highly recommend the Hori Hori, as well as any of their other garden tools.