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TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
So I thought I'd treat myself to a few new tools:



I got these from a company called Japeto. They are really well made. Not cheap, but I'm impressed with the quality. The Hori Hori knife is quite menacing and I'm actually looking forward to weeding!
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  • Jeez!!  :open_mouth:
  • TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
    Jeez!!  :open_mouth:
    I know, right! I'm like a proper garden ninja now :)
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    Let us know how you get on, been thinking about getting one for the last two years...but keep convincing myself it's overkill. But it definitely is a versatile bit of kit. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,429
    I got one a couple of years ago after seeing a gardener at Painswick Rococo Gardens using one.  I asked her about it and she said it was virtually the only tool she uses in the borders now.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290
    I bought one a few years ago and it is my most used tool, really love it, and I could not really be described as a gadget person.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • punkdoc said:
    I bought one a few years ago and it is my most used tool, really love it, and I could not really be described as a gadget person.
    If I ever need my appendix out remind me not to ask you!   LOL ! :D 
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,290
    When I worked in Nigeria I took them out with worse things than a Hori-Hori.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    edited April 2021
    My brother gave me a hori hori knife from Niwaki for Christmas and it is brilliant. I had been using an assortment of old cutlery, this is liberation  :)  Just remember to sheath it when not in use.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • TimmyMagicTimmyMagic Greater LondonPosts: 132
    Let us know how you get on, been thinking about getting one for the last two years...but keep convincing myself it's overkill. But it definitely is a versatile bit of kit. 
    Get one!

    I've only been using it for an hour or so, but it's absolutely brilliant. I love it. It is superb for all manner of weeding, particularly bind weed roots. I'll be tackling the dreaded ground elder next with renewed confidence!

    The hoe/fork tool is also very handy. 

    The weeder tool is decent but I doubt I'll be using it very much, simply because the other two are so effective. So I would not choose it if I were to re-order. It's just not needed.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,611
    You call that expensive??

    This is expensive
    https://www.niwaki.com/store/hand-forged-damascus-hori-hori/
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