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Japanese garden hoe and digging fork

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Japanese Garden Hoe & Digging Fork

Short handle, multi-function tool for hoeing, weeding, digging, planting and chopping (i.e. roots).

Handle: ergonomically crafted handle in wood 340mm long

Blade: sharp carbon steel tapers from 30 – 65mm

Fork: 4 sharp carbon steel prongs 100mm


Please note: The design of this product features a key wedge. When you first receive your hoe and digging fork (from new), the key wedge will NOT have been driven in. It is advisable to drive this in (using a hammer or tapping against a concrete floor) until it is tight. You will find that the key wedge likely still protudes from the wood. Do not attempt to drive the key wedge in further. If at any stage the product gets wet and then dries, or is subject to a period of hot or cold weather, the wood can expand and contract. The key wedge sticking out allows you to tighten the head further by knocking it in. If the key wedge is driven right in then there is no flexibility in this regard.

Please note that the product features in the video below is the previous model. The new model has a superior finish and only 3 prongs rather than 4.

*If you would like a personalised wooden gift tag this will come with string and be attached to the handle of the product within the canvas bag ready for gifting

Also known as the Japanese cuttlefish hoe, the Japeto Hoe and digging fork is a product that has been used in Japanese gardens for centuries. Traditionally a Japanese garden tool often referred to as ‘Ikagata’ this versatile piece of garden equipment is a must for any serious gardener.

The Japeto hoe and digging fork is beautifully balanced with a light weight wooden handle which contributes to its ease of use. The fork and hoe are made from high quality carbon steel offering strength and durability. High quality carbon steel is used for many Japanese garden products and the sharp edge of the hoe can be used for chopping out stubborn roots and weeds, while the fork can be used for digging. scraping and turning soil. The ergonomically crafted 325mm long handle offers plenty of leverage when tackling difficult weeds and roots.

The reason why you might buy this Japanese style garden tool over a conventional garden tool is two fold. The hoe and digging fork is, by its very nature, a versatile product with many uses. Secondly it is of exceptional quality and having been used for centuries in Japanese gardens has stood the test of time. With this well designed garden tool in your armoury, you may well find that some of the other more conventional garden tools you own become slightly redundant!

Product Personalisation

Please note delivery time for personalised products is 5 working days although we will of course endeavour to deliver sooner

Top of Handle (Engraved initials only) (Max 3 characters) £7.95

Main Handle (Engraved) (Max 20 characters) £9.95

Gift Tag (Will come with string and be attached to the handle of the product) (Max 80 characters) £6.95

Customer Reviews

(15 reviews)
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Very happy
Reviewed on 30/05/2023 by P. Ward

Good, strong tool!

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 30/05/2023 by Japeto

We are glad to hear that you like the tool!

Top marks!
Reviewed on 05/05/2022 by G Larkins

Top marks ten out of ten. Very pleased with my fork and hoe, very well made and the bag to keep it in is a nice touch. Works very well on my heavy clay boarders.

The canvas bags are so handy!
Reply on 05/05/2022 by Japeto

Thank you for your review, we love hearing how the canvas bags have come in so handy for our customers!

Fabulous, 5*
Reviewed on 13/04/2022 by A. Stewart

Fabulous, 5*! I had bought this as a gift (I already have one). Beautifully packaged, it's a great tool of excellent quality.

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 13/04/2022 by Japeto

Our packaging is  something we are very proud of! 

Perfect gift!
Reviewed on 04/02/2022 by Julian Weltike

Perfect gift for a gardening friend, she was delighted to receive it!

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 04/02/2022 by Japeto

Thank you for your review Julian, we're so happy your friend loved her gift! We especially liked the doodle on your review card of the little person using the tool!

Very Good
Reviewed on 17/01/2022 by Richard Wood

Very Good

Thank you for your review
Reply on 17/01/2022 by Japeto

Thank you Mr Wood for taking your time to write us this review, we are happy to hear that you are satisfied with our product, and hope to do the same with any future products you receive from us.

Lovely piece of kit
Reviewed on 23/12/2021 by Emma

Lovely piece of kit for the job!

Thank you for your review
Reply on 23/12/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that our product met your needs and we hope our other can do the same for you in the future.

Very good!
Reviewed on 13/12/2021 by Barry Bunce

Very good tool!

Thank you for the review
Reply on 13/12/2021 by Japeto

We're glad to hear you are so pleased with your product Barry!

Super addition and not expensive
Reviewed on 13/04/2021 by Stephen B.

Super addition to my garden arsenal and not expensive.

Our products are superb quality for reasonable price
Reply on 13/04/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your purchase! We are happy to know that you are loving your new garden additions!

Very Happy!
Reviewed on 08/04/2021 by Mark W

Excellent tools. Not sure how I managed without them! The Hoe & Digging Fork is a revelation! 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 08/04/2021 by Japeto

We're so happy that you are pleased with your products. Enjoy! 

Very Happy!
Reviewed on 17/03/2021 by Gabrielle Bolger

Great, better than expected! Good service. Thank you, well made! 

Thank you Gabrielle
Reply on 17/03/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for the kind words, we hope our tools will serve you well. 

Thank you for my hoe and digging fork!
Reviewed on 18/05/2020 by Julian Saunders, South London

Thank you for the digging/weeding tool which I bought from you. I really like it, and thank you for supplying it so fast despite covid - I ordered Wednesday afternoon and you delivered 9am Friday morning

Thanks for your review
Reply on 18/05/2020 by Japeto

We hope you get many years of happiness from your Japeto Hoe and Digging Fork

Excellent delivery!
Reviewed on 04/10/2019 by R Prior

Delivery as advised - haven't used the tool yet, but intend to this morning!

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 04/10/2019 by Japeto

Thanks for the review. Lets hope you find some time to get out there and put the tool to some good use! 

Exceeded expectations.
Reviewed on 04/10/2019 by S A Gregory

Fast service, goods as expected, packaging exceeded expectations. Thanks!


Thank you for the review.
Reply on 04/10/2019 by Japeto

Thank you for your kind words. If in stock, all Japeto products are delivered next working day if ordered by 1pm latest.

Quality products and great delivery service
Reviewed on 02/05/2018 by Philip Bloxham, Mansfield

Ordered a selection of tools as a present for the good wife who is well into her gardening. Great bits of kit and she is very pleased. Easy ordering procedure and rapid delivery.  Well done for using DPD who give me a 1 hour delivery slot which helps me to plan my day. 

Reply on 08/05/2018 by Japeto

Thank you Philip, we pride ourselves on our high quality gardening range as well as our prompt next working day delivery.

Serious bit of kit!
Reviewed on 30/11/2017 by Damian Gladding, Portsmouth

This really is a serious bit of kit. The handle is beautifully weighted, and the head is weighty and strong. It cut through roots no problem at all. Arrived next day in a  ovely canvas bag which now hangs in my shed!

Thanks Damian
Reply on 30/11/2017 by Japeto

Thanks for such a lovely review of the Japeto Hoe and digging fork. We hope you enjoy it for many years to come.