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Hori Hori Knife

Often described as the world’s best gardening tool, the hori hori knife will astound you with its extraordinary efficient and versatility. Hori hori means dig-dig in Japanese, and the tool was originally used by bonsai enthusiasts to collect specimens.


Described by Saga magazine as an “object of desire”, the hori hori knife is taking the gardening world by storm.

With this one tool you are ready for:

  • Digging in soil
  • Planting bulbs or perennials
  • Weeding
  • Cutting through roots
  • Slicing
  • Rough pruning
  • Opening bags of compost
  • Scraping barbeque grills
  • Stabbing slugs
  • Chipping ice

The hori hori knife is light but incredibly strong. The stainless steel blade is straight with a shallow scoop, rather like trowel. It is razor sharp and serrated on one side, and along its length, there are calibration marks in inches and centimetres. The black moulded handle is ergonomically designed to give an amazingly comfortable grip. It also comes with a plastic sheath and belt holder.

Our 3-Season and All Weather Gardening trousers have been designed so that the hori hori knife fits perfectly and in absolute safety and comfort into one of the stab-proof pockets.

Size 330 × 61 × 30mm (without sheath)
332 × 61 × 42mm (with sheath)
Weight 225g (without sheath)
315g (with sheath)
Blade size 135 × 130 × 32mm
Blade material Stainless Steel 420J2 (HRC52)
Grip material Elastomer (Hard)/Insert Moulding
Sheath material ABS
Belt holder material Elastomer (Soft)


UK orders

ServiceCostDelivery time
Standard Royal Mail 2nd class Free 2-3 days


Channel Islands orders

Value of OrderServiceCostDelivery time
0 - £140 Standard Royal Mail 2nd class £4.00 2-3 days
£140+ Standard Royal Mail 2nd class Free 2-3 days


International orders

ServiceCostDelivery time
Europe £12.00 3-6 days
US and Canada £18.00 4-7 days
Rest of the world £20.00 Up to 8 days


Refunds and returns

  • No-quibble refund paid immediately on receipt of returned goods.
  • Fast turnaround for exchanges.
  • Click here to see details of returns procedure.

Customer Reviews

So much better than a wooden handle Review by Jonjo
I've been using a wooden-handled hori hori for some time now. The problem was that when the tool got wet, the tang opened up, got filled with soil and then pinched my finger. This plastic handle doesn't have any of those issues. It's wonderful. (Posted on 24/04/2018)
I like my new toy! Review by Garden Fairy
Only bought this at Hampton Court Flower Show recently and have been using it every time I'm working alongside my trusty secateurs - enjoying much varied weeding and a bit of hacking - still getting used to it as I'm left handed but think it's going to be much used and combines many tools in one (Posted on 24/07/2016)
Wonderful tool Review by Andrea
Amazing, useful, versatile tool I've ever had. Don't know how I managed without one.
(Posted on 05/11/2015)

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