$55.00

Barebones Living

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.

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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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

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

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

Dimensions
Hori Hori Ultimate
13.75" x 2.5" x 2.5"
0.40 lbs

Hori Hori Sheath
11.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"
0.30 lbs

Items Included
1 Hori Hori Ultimate
1 Sheath

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.

Learn more.

Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty

Q: How do I care for the Hori Hori Ultimate?
A: Simply wipe or scrub clean. Once fully dry, apply mineral oil to keep from rusting.

Q: How do I care for my sheath?
A: You should never dry clean or machine wash your sheath, but it can be carefully cleaned if you so choose. Brush off the loose dirt, rinse the surface with plain water, gently scrub with a brush, then let air dry. If your stains persist, use a mild bar soap.

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: Garden tools are 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.

Features

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

Specifications

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

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

Dimensions
Hori Hori Ultimate
13.75" x 2.5" x 2.5"
0.40 lbs

Hori Hori Sheath
11.5" x 3.5" x 2.5"
0.30 lbs

Items Included
1 Hori Hori Ultimate
1 Sheath

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.

Learn more.

Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty

FAQ

Q: How do I care for the Hori Hori Ultimate?
A: Simply wipe or scrub clean. Once fully dry, apply mineral oil to keep from rusting.

Q: How do I care for my sheath?
A: You should never dry clean or machine wash your sheath, but it can be carefully cleaned if you so choose. Brush off the loose dirt, rinse the surface with plain water, gently scrub with a brush, then let air dry. If your stains persist, use a mild bar soap.

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: Garden tools are 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.

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

Based on 78 reviews
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C G.J.
Use this daily

Beautiful, functional yard tool. I have clay soil so difficult to work. The Hori Hori is so sturdy - without being heavy - I can muscle my way through dense material.

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Yvonne L.
Hori Horizon Ultimate

Best tool ever for gardeners.! Does the job whether your digging, cutting, hammering. Love it!

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Deborah T.
This is the ultimate knife

Love the Hori Hori and have used it in just about every capacity from digging, cutting to pounding in stakes. Sturdy, well constructed-I'll be purchasing more gifts for my gardening friends.

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victoria k.

This is my third Hori Hori and I love them. they are amazing and get the job done and oh yes they have all been Barebones.

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Belinda T.
Hori hori ultimate knife

Love it! My go to gardening tool!

Customer Reviews

Based on 78 reviews
90%
(70)
5%
(4)
4%
(3)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
C
C G.J.
Use this daily

Beautiful, functional yard tool. I have clay soil so difficult to work. The Hori Hori is so sturdy - without being heavy - I can muscle my way through dense material.

Y
Yvonne L.
Hori Horizon Ultimate

Best tool ever for gardeners.! Does the job whether your digging, cutting, hammering. Love it!

D
Deborah T.
This is the ultimate knife

Love the Hori Hori and have used it in just about every capacity from digging, cutting to pounding in stakes. Sturdy, well constructed-I'll be purchasing more gifts for my gardening friends.

v
victoria k.

This is my third Hori Hori and I love them. they are amazing and get the job done and oh yes they have all been Barebones.

B
Belinda T.
Hori hori ultimate knife

Love it! My go to gardening tool!