Hori Hori Knife With Natural Leather Holster
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This simple, efficient Japanese gardening tool has an exceptionally sharp steel blade that makes tasks like bulb planting, weeding, transplanting, and cutting stubborn roots and hard soils much easier and faster. It is designed and produced entirely in Japan by skilled craftsmen in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area famous for its metal works. The slip resistant Hori Hori handle is made from environmentally sustainable Walnut wood and crafted to fit your hand flawlessly. The blade is made by blacksmiths using a special Japanese stainless steel (420J2) that is extra sharp and rust resistant. The knife comes in a thick vegetable tanned leather holster with a slit that threads onto your belt. The holster will achieve a beautiful, darker patina over time and with use.
Note: Hori means "to dig" in Japanese and Hori Hori is the onomatopoeia for a digging sound.
Care: Wipe the blade with a soft cloth, then oil with vegetable or machine oil to prevent rust.
We chose to bring you these specific Japanese tools because we admire the maker’s 70+ years of expertise, extraordinary craftsmanship, and use of high-quality materials. Family owned since 1950, Asano Mokkousho was born of the union between Teisuke Asano, a farmer’s son, and his wife, Sakae Sasagawa, daughter of a Tokyo manufacturer. Asano wanted to make farmers’ lives easier by designing and crafting high-quality tools while city dweller Sakae wanted to share her love of nature. They melded their rural and metropolitan values and together founded Asano Mokkousho. Seven decades later the company exports a broad range of authentic Japanese gardening tools all over the world. Designers and human engineers continuously refine the company’s original designs to reflect the needs of the user, ensuring each tool is as comfortable to use as it is efficient. (Read more)
Material: Stainless steel, Walnut wood
Dimensions: head is approx. 7"L