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The Forged Hori Hori
  1. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori (perspective)
  2. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori
  3. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori (side)
  4. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori (back)
  5. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori + Leather Holster
  1. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori (perspective)
  2. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori
  3. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori (side)
  4. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori (back)
  5. Niwaki Forged Hori Hori + Leather Holster

Niwaki Forged Hori Hori

More Information

As it stands, the Hori Hori is pretty much the most useful, adaptable tool there is for weeding, planting and general subterranean rummaging - but when the Kudo blacksmiths get their hands on one, everything’s cranked up a gear or two.

The laminated, hand forged carbon blade is fitted in an ergonomic White Oak handle. It’s sharpened down one side of the blade and around the tip for slicing through roots and soft soil - but like all weeding trowels, this is not for prising roots out of heavy, solid soil. 

Tips

    The carbon steel blade benefits from the occasional wipe down with an oily rag.

    More about Niwaki Forged Trowels

    L1030039

    The Forged Trowel and Forged Hori Hori are made by this family blacksmith in Niigata - lead times are long but it’s worth the wait!

    L1030051

    L1030035

    USD / Delivering to United States

    Niwaki Forged Hori HoriUnavailable (ETA 1 Nov): Get Email AlertAdd to Wishlist
    Niwaki Forged Hori Hori + Leather HolsterUnavailable (ETA 1 Nov): Get Email AlertAdd to Wishlist
    Niwaki Forged Hori Hori
    • 320g
    • 355 x 35 x 45mm
    • 150mm blades
    • SK5 steel
    • Japanese White Oak handles
    • Made in Sanjo, Japan
    • Unavailable (ETA 1 Nov)
    Saw Holster
    • 114g
    • 265 x 84mm
    • 3mm Leather
    • Made in China
    • In Stock - Available to dispatch worldwide, or to collect
    Delivery

    UK:

    • Free delivery for orders over £100*
    • £4.00: 48 Tracked with Royal Mail - delivered by the postie, can be left in safe place, limited tracking info. Approx 2-4 working days.
    • £7.50: FedEx Tracked service delivered next working day for orders received before 1pm GMT Mon–Fri (ex Bank Holidays).

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Global:

    • Free delivery for orders over £/$/€100*
    • Price depends on location - adjust the COUNTRY tab in your basket to see the price.
    • We use DHL or FedEx, and we’ll email you the tracking info.

    *Surcharges may apply to some larger or heavier items to some areas.

    Please note Niwaki are not responsible for any import duty, taxes or fees incurred and these will be will be collected by our courier during customs clearance — For EU countries, when possible DHL will provide an estimate on the order confirmation page.

    Caring For Your Tools

    Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

    1. Correct Use:

    • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
    • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
    • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
    • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
    • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
    • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

    2. Keeping Them Clean:

    • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
    • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

    3. Keeping Them Sharp:

    New tools won’t need sharpening for some time, but after a while you’ll notice them gradually lose their edge, especially if you’re box clipping (you need REALLY sharp blades to get a good finish with box). Use the Niwaki Sharpening Stones for best results (#1000 grit is best for general sharpening).

    • Sharpen Secateurs every couple of weeks
    • Sharpen Shears and Topiary Clippers EVERY TIME you use them - the difference is amazing
    Essentials