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.
Choose your Hori Hori Ultimate, Sheath, or Hori Hori Ultimate & Sheath from the selection above
- SHSusie H.Verified ReviewerI recommend this productAge Range 35 - 44I choose Barebones because... Quality CraftsmanshipI use my Barebones product when I'm… GardeningRated 5 out of 5 stars8 minutes agoBest garden tool ever
I did an internet search to find the Barebones website, just so I could write a rave review of the Hori Hori Ultimate with sheath. I bought mine last year through an online garden retailer, not sure if the expense was really justified, and I am so glad I did! After two seasons of use and a lot more garden experience, I can confidently say that this is by far the best hori hori I've ever seen. The quality and sturdiness of the blade and handle are excellent. The shape of the handle is so comfortable, and really reduces wrist pain and fatigue, which I struggle with due to chronic illness. All the little details in design are so clever--the metal cap on the handle is great for tapping in stakes, the blade is narrow enough to easily slip between plants, but fluted enough to hold a little soil when repotting--and I just find myself smiling every time I use it. As an example, I just finished planting my spring-blooming bulbs yesterday, and although I had several different tools at the ready, this was the only one I actually used. The blade is strong enough to get through my unforgiving Wyoming soil, and the edges cut easily through roots, and even half-composted twigs and cardboard in my raised bed. The whole knife is a foot long, with one-inch markings on the blade, which made it easy not only to measure the depth of the planting holes, but also the distance between plants. I ended up gently transplanting one plant from a mixed-species pot, filling in some potting soil in…DesignRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- JSJason S.Verified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 65+I choose Barebones because... Customer Service, Sustainability, Quality CraftsmanshipI use my Barebones product when I'm… At home, In the yardRated 5 out of 5 stars2 months agogreat company
The Hori Hori tool is terrific and when I had an issue the company stood behind their product. I recommend both 100%.DesignRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- JFjennifer f.Verified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 35 - 44Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 months agoLove this for weeding!!
Great tool! Well made.DesignRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- SMShawn M.Verified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 45 - 54I choose Barebones because... Support SmallI use my Barebones product when I'm… At home, Camping, Gardening, In the yardRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoAwesome Tool
This is an amazing tool. Well built, well balance and made to perform. I'm always looking for a better tool and can be disappointed by what is out there. But not here, this one will continue to make me happy for a long time. Job well done Barebones.DesignRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- DCDave C.Verified BuyerI recommend this productAge Range 55 - 64I choose Barebones because... Product Aesthetic, Quality Craftsmanship, SustainabilityI use my Barebones product when I'm… At home, In the yardRated 5 out of 5 stars3 months agoReplacement hori hori
Thank you for your replacement of the hori hori. We were relieved! So much appreciated. It is a beauty.
Dave ChandlerDesignRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5QualityRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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