Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate
Hori Hori Ultimate

Barebones

Hori Hori Ultimate

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Style Hori Hori Ultimate & Sheath

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.

See the Barebones Hori Hori Ultimate in action. Watch as our founder highlights his favorite features and explains why it’s one of his most-used tools.

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Choose your Hori Hori Ultimate, Sheath, or Hori Hori Ultimate & Sheath from the selection above

Hori Hori Ultimate
• Vintage-inspired Japanese design
• 4CR13 6 ¾" pointed stainless steel blade
• Knife edge and serrated edge
• Through tang
• Pommel base
• Durable walnut handle
• Twine cutter and bottle opener
• Concave blade with 1" markings

Hori Hori Sheath
• 900D polyester construction
• Reinforced with heavy-duty rivets
• Fits Hori Hori Ultimate (cannot be used with Hori Hori Classic)
• Copper-finished snap closure
• Metal belt clip

Choose your Hori Hori Ultimate, Sheath, or Hori Hori Ultimate & Sheath from the selection above.

Materials:
Hori Hori Ultimate
• Walnut
• Heat-treated 4CR13 stainless steel

Hori Hori Sheath
• 900D polyester
• Full-grain leather
• Copper rivets

Dimensions:
Hori Hori Ultimate
13.125" x 2.25" x 2"
1.0 lbs

Sheath
11.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"
0.30 lbs

Hori Hori Ultimate + Sheath
13.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"
1.30 lbs

SKU:
Hori Hori Ultimate: GDN-056
Hori Hori Sheath: GDN-044
Hori Hori Ultimate & Sheath: GDN-078

Country of Origin:
This product is proudly made in China. As a Certified B Corporation, we ensure that our commitment to safe, ethical, and sustainable practices is upheld by each company and artisan that touches our products worldwide, without exception.

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Blade:
Apply a thin coat of protective oil after each use. Wipe clean of dirt, water, and fingerprints regularly. Use a medium to fine file to straighten out any larger dings or nicks in the blade. The edge can be honed with a medium sharpening disk or stone.

Sheath:
Waxed canvas should never be dry cleaned or machine washed. It can be cleaned carefully by hand. Brush off the loose dirt, rinse the surface with cold water, gently scrub with a brush, then let air dry. If stains persist, use mild bar soap or saddle soap.

After cleaning, waxed canvas may need to be re-waxed. To do so, use a wax conditioner and apply following the manufacturer's instructions.

Q: Why 900D Polyester?
A: 900D Polyester is water-resistant, resistant to bacteria, and very durable which makes it ideal for extended use in the outdoors.

Q: Can I store my Hori Hori outside for extended periods of time?
A: The Hori Hori is not meant to be stored outside for long periods of time. Extended exposure to wet conditions may cause rust and unnecessary wear and tear. We recommend storing your garden tools indoors after use to help them last as long as possible and to avoid the need to purchase a replacement.

Q: Where are Barebones garden products made?
A: Our garden products are designed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and manufactured by trusted facilities in China who meet Business Social Compliance (BSCI) or who are working towards their compliance with our support and guidance.

1-Year Limited Warranty

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The Materials

Dense, smooth walnut. Heat-treated 4CR13 stainless steel. These two durable materials come together to create one of our most beloved and celebrated tools. Known for its density and fine, straight grain, walnut gives the Hori Hori handle a high-end feel without being too heavy. 4CR13 stainless steel exhibits good polishing and resharpening properties and excellent resistance to corrosion, both crucial qualities for a hard-worked woodsman tool.

The Inspiration

After studying and experimenting with garden tools from countless different countries, cultures, and climates, we discovered the Hori Hori. First implemented in Japan, the Hori Hori was originally used for careful and methodical excavating of plants, such as Sansai, in high elevation mountains. Translated from Japanese, Hori Hori means "dig dig", a perfect nod to the original and most common use.

The Design

We took the iconic Hori Hori and elevated it to a woodsman-style tool. The Hori Hori Ultimate is a hearty multi-purpose tool to use in your backyard, camping, bush-crafting, or anywhere you need it. 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, double-edged blade. Use the twine cutter & bottle opener to crack open a fresh one at the end of the day.

This version has the option of a durable sheath made of waxed canvas and reinforced lining. Clip it to your belt for easy access on any adventure.

Customer Reviews

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DONALD C.
Nice tool, but no scabbard.

I could have swore that the scabbard was included at the price that I payed. It even showed them together. What a bummer.

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Dylan H.
High Quality Tool

Upon receiving this tool I was immediately struck with the high quality. The blade is heavy but well balanced by the wooden handle and pommel. The edges are sharp but obtuse enough for digging. Sheath is well constructed and fits the blade securely. Very impressed.

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Patricia H.
Great quality

Great sheathe for a great tool! Excellent quality, have had mine for over a year and bought one for my daughter. My go to gardening hand tool.

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Kaitlin C.
Great product

I got this for my mother-in-law for Christmas and she is very much looking forward to planting season coming up!

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Ruth M.W.
RW

Bought 2 of these, one for myself and one as a gift. Not able to use them yet because of the Northeast winter....but wow, the quality appears to be great, and the recipient was super excited to it out. Discovered this knife in the American Horticulture Magazine. Thanks for putting the article in Barebones. Once I check out using this tool in the gardens, I will consider another purchase. I feel like this tool would be a great raffle gift for a garden club or community group.