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Japanese Hori Hori Planting Knife


Does anyone have one of those Japanese Hori Hori planting knives you see people with more and more today.

If you do have a planting knife should I consider adding one to my bucket of gardening tools?

If you do have one what make is yours and is it worth buying? 

Finally what do you use your planting knife for?

Thank you


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,364
    Love mine.
    Its a Niwaki.
    Use it for planting, weeding, dividing etc.
    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
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,621
    I’m also a fan but was slightly disappointed that my Niwaki started to bend under pressure yet not, I thought, excessive pressure.

    If I were to buy a replacement I would browse detectorists’ websites to see what they are recommending. Garrett, Raven, DR Tek and Lesche are likely to feature there.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,456
    Mine's Japeto  and I love it.  Just today I've used it to free plants which were stuck in pots and to cut same plants into sections for replanting.  I've sawn through roots with it when planting too.  Multi-function avoids the need to stop, find another tool, use it and lose it in the garden.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,837
    Snap. But as it was a gift I don't know the make. Very, very useful.
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