Japanese garden hoe and digging fork
Japanese Garden Hoe & Digging Fork
Handle: ergonomically crafted handle in wood 325mm 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.
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 and 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!
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.
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!