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Japanese Hori hori trowel knife

 
 
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A classic Japanese garden product which provides an essential, multi-purpose, tool for working all round the garden, including weeding, cutting, planting and sawing (i.e. roots).

Personalisation service now available - get your name or initials on the handle or blade. A great present for gardeners! 

*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

Please note that on this product personalisation is available on the blade. However the inscription is on top of a black paint finish. With a lot of use, the black paint may wear away over time meaning that the inscription may become less legible with use.

Handle: ergonomically crafted handle in wood, 170mm.
Blade: sharp/serrated carbon steel blade 155mm x 40mm. Inch markings on blade assist accurate depth planting. Includes belt hung holster. Please note that the holster supplied with this product is not as robust as that of the Hori Hori DeluxeIf this is an essential reason for purchasing the product we would advise purchasing the more superior model.

Sheath: The sheath included with this hori hori knife functions as protective packaging of the blade only. Japeto does not recommend that this sheath be used for anything other than packaging. If you would like a Hori Hori knife with a durable leather sheath that can be attached to any belt and used daily Japeto recommends the Hori Hori Deluxe

 

***Important: All products sold by Japeto are for use as garden tools or for use in the garden. However some garden products including the Hori Hori Knife and Grafting knife could be classified as knives due to the fact they possess a blade. Japeto is not permitted to sell a knife or blade to any person under the age of 18. By placing an order for one of these items you are declaring that you are 18 years of age or over. These items must be used responsibly and appropriately***

Known also as a 'Hori-Hori knife' or 'Japanese soil knife', the Japeto Hori Hori Trowel knife is an essential and highly versatile garden tool. Used in Japanese gardens throughout history, this traditional Japanese garden tool was named ‘Hori’ after its Japanese meaning ‘to dig’. According to many sources, the Hori Hori knife was first introduced and used to carefully excavate plants such as Sansai in the Japanese mountains. So, in essence, this is a garden knife that digs, but what makes it so versatile a garden tool is it has many more functions than just that!

The carbon steel blade is very sharp on one side and serrated on the other making it the perfect garden hand tool for weeding, cutting roots, cutting twine, sod cutting and deadheading plants. The blade is also slightly curved which aids with digging and planting bulbs. Another function of the concave shape allows seeds to be carried and carefully dispensed when seeding. And on top of all that, unlike similar Japanese garden tools the Japeto Hori Hori Trowel knife also has a measuring device on the blade allowing for accurate depth planting!

Many people who use Hori Hori knives have found that their more conventional garden tool cousins, such as the garden trowel and garden fork, become redundant as the Hori Hori garden trowel knife is so multi-functional.

The Japeto Hori Hori trowel knife comes complete with holster/blade protector, and a good quality Japeto canvas garden bag meaning you can preserve your garden tool and extend its life.



Product Personalisation

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

Handle (Engraved initials only) (Max 3 characters) £6.95

Blade (Laser marked) (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




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Customer Reviews

(57 reviews)
 
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Very Happy!
Reviewed on 11/08/2022 by S Dury

Brilliant! 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 11/08/2022 by Japeto

We hope you enjoy the Hori Hori! 

Happy
Reviewed on 19/07/2022 by Dobson

The money spent on the cloth bag would have been better spent on a better holster. I cam't see it lasting very long. 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 19/07/2022 by Japeto

Thank you for your review. The holster provided with the standard hori is not recommended for daily heavy use. The holster is there for protection in transportation. If you would like a superior holster that will hold the product have a look at the hori deluxe: https://www.japeto.co.uk/products/weeding/hori-hori-knife-deluxe-leather-holster 

Great tool
Reviewed on 21/01/2022 by Keith Law

Quick delivery, great tool

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 21/01/2022 by Japeto

We're so glad to hear you're so pleased with your new tool!

Fantastic quality
Reviewed on 05/01/2022 by Julie Naylor

I have not used my trowel knife yet but I can tell by looking and holding it that it is fantastic quality, I can't wait to use it

Thank you for the review
Reply on 05/01/2022 by Japeto

We're always pleased to hear when a customer is so happy with their purchase, only the best quality products at Japeto!

Perfect
Reviewed on 05/01/2022 by Robert Davies

Perect, looking forward to using

Thank you for the review
Reply on 05/01/2022 by Japeto

We hope you enjoy using your new Japeto product!

Excellent tool
Reviewed on 04/01/2022 by J. Connolly

Very goood, excellent tool.

Thank you for the review
Reply on 04/01/2022 by Japeto

We are pleased to hear you are so happy with your product!

I wish I had bought this years ago.
Reviewed on 25/05/2021 by Cathy Sewart

I wish I had bought this years ago.

Thank you
Reply on 25/05/2021 by Japeto

Better late than never :D

Pleased with the quality
Reviewed on 25/05/2021 by F James

Helpful, friendly service over the phone. Pleased with the quality of the product.

Thank you
Reply on 25/05/2021 by Japeto

We are very thankful we have pleased you with the customer service and the product, hopefully we can do the same in the future :)

Extremely Happy!
Reviewed on 24/05/2021 by S.Hussein

Extremely Happy! Great product + Great service. Will defo buy other product.

Thank you
Reply on 24/05/2021 by Japeto

We are glad you are happy with your product, we hope our other products meet the same satisfaction.

Brilliant Tool!
Reviewed on 19/05/2021 by Mr.M.Linford

Brilliant tool, I wish I had found it years ago.

Thank you
Reply on 19/05/2021 by Japeto

We are glad to here you enjoy our product and we hope we can provide the level of satisfaction with our other products.

Fantastic. Exception quality.
Reviewed on 17/05/2021 by Rob Scott

Fantastic. Exceptional quality. Will give me a life times good service by the looks of it.

Thank you
Reply on 17/05/2021 by Japeto

We are glad that you enjoy your product so much, and we hope we can make you happier in the future.

Excellent
Reviewed on 17/05/2021 by J.Johnson

Excellent, really gets to the weeds like no other tool. Sharp + U-shaped knife is good for digging, was recommened by my friend.

Thank you
Reply on 17/05/2021 by Japeto

We are glad to hear you are happy with our profduct.

Hori Hori was their favourite tool. I can see why!
Reviewed on 17/05/2021 by GD, Surrey

I saw one of the staff at RHS Wisley using a Hori Hori, then looking at the students' vegetable plots, Hori Hori was their favourite tool. Now I have one I can see why!

Thank you
Reply on 17/05/2021 by Japeto

We are very grateful to hear you enjoy our product as well as calling it your favourite tool.

Has many useful uses
Reviewed on 13/05/2021 by D. Booth

Very good. Has many useful uses.

We are glad you are happy with your purchase!
Reply on 13/05/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your order and review! We believe our Hori Hori Knife will serve you well for many years.

All excellent
Reviewed on 07/05/2021 by M.Horrocks

All excellent. The Hori Hori frightens off the weeds.

Thank you for the review
Reply on 07/05/2021 by Japeto

We are glad to hear you enjoy our product and that it has met your satisfactory standars. I hope we can provide you with more great products.

From the Japeto team.

V.useful
Reviewed on 06/05/2021 by A.Neal

Very useful.

thanyou for your review
Reply on 06/05/2021 by Japeto

Thanks for you review of the hori hori trowel knife.

Very Useful
Reviewed on 04/05/2021 by J. Peacock

Good. Very useful.

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 04/05/2021 by Japeto

We are glad that you find our Japanese Hori Hori Trowel Knife useful and you are happy with your purchase!

Looks Good
Reviewed on 04/05/2021 by D. Grant

I have not tried yet but looks good!

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 04/05/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your purchase! We believe that good look is not the only thing you will love about our Hori Hori Trowel Knife.

Very Pleased
Reviewed on 28/04/2021 by A. Mangan

Very pleased.

Thank you for your review!
Reply on 28/04/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your purchase and we are glad that you are enjoying your new garden addition.

Best Tool - Use it all the time
Reviewed on 16/04/2021 by M. Wilson

Delighted - Best tool - Use it all the time.

We are glad you are happy with your purchase!
Reply on 16/04/2021 by Japeto

We are delighted that you are happy with your Hori Hori Knife!

Excellent Product
Reviewed on 14/04/2021 by G. Duddy

Excellent product for my garden business.

We are glad you are happy with your purchase!
Reply on 14/04/2021 by Japeto

We are very pleased that our Hori Hori knife serves you well Glenn.

Well used in the allotment and garden
Reviewed on 13/04/2021 by C. Thomas

Given as a retirement gift - already well used in the allotment and garden.

Thank you for your review
Reply on 13/04/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your purchase. We hope it serves you well!

Excellent and Professional Service
Reviewed on 13/04/2021 by D. Lewis

Had a Hori Hori years ago. Excellent service and very professional.

Providing excellent service is on top of or list
Reply on 13/04/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for your purchase. We are pleased to hear that our customer service is perceived as excellent and professional!

Looks great
Reviewed on 30/03/2021 by A Cheng

Looks great

Thanks
Reply on 30/03/2021 by Japeto

We are pleased you like the product.

Brilliant
Reviewed on 30/03/2021 by Mrs A Pethig

Brilliant, i first saw them in Japan where gardening is done with the minimal but perfect tools. I have one and buy them for gifts.

Thanks for the 5* review
Reply on 30/03/2021 by Japeto

We are pleased you are enjoying using the Hori Hori.

Fantastic
Reviewed on 30/03/2021 by Mrs Jane Phillips

Fantastic garden tool for weeding, cutting and planting. Very good quality, will last a lifetime.

Thanks for the review Jame
Reply on 30/03/2021 by Japeto

We are pleased you like the quality of the Hori Hori.

Can't live without it!
Reviewed on 30/03/2021 by Helen Barr

Can't live without it! Handle slightly less comfortable than the one i lost, but i'm getting used to it.

Thanks Helen
Reply on 30/03/2021 by Japeto

Thanks for the review Helen.

One to buy again!
Reviewed on 24/03/2021 by Sue Tomlinson

I purchased the Hori Hori knife in January 2021 having seen it advertised in a gardening magazine. I used the knife recently to plant bulbs and also to dig out an old fern that was entrenched in a container.  The serrated edge worked a treat. I’ll certainly be using this tool on a regular basis. Also the leather holster holds the knife securely. 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 24/03/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for the lovely words Sue! We really appriciate them. Enjoy! 

Very Happy!
Reviewed on 18/03/2021 by Rebecca Thomson

Fast delivery, items exactly as described. The trowel is fantastic quality - a lifetime piece! 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 18/03/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for the lovely review Rebecca, we hope you have many happy days using your Hori. 

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 your tools serve you well. 

Very Happy!
Reviewed on 17/03/2021 by Jonh King

Super! 

Thank you for the review.
Reply on 17/03/2021 by Japeto

We're so glad you like you new tools John. Enjoy! 

Beautiful products!
Reviewed on 23/02/2021 by Genevieve

Fantastic high quality beautiful products and super service! They made an excellent Xmas present, would highly recommend. 

Thank you for the review!
Reply on 23/02/2021 by Japeto

Thank you for the lovely review Genevieve! Our tools really do make the best presents.

5 out of 5!
Reviewed on 28/01/2021 by Alison

My rating for your sales and responses (plus the product) is 5 out of 5!

Alison Coulby

Thank you for the review!
Reply on 28/01/2021 by Japeto

Thank's for the review Alison.

Not only do we pride our garden tools, we also take great pride with our customer service!

Everyone Loves Them.
Reviewed on 22/01/2021 by Janine

I recently purchased the Japanese Hori hori trowel knife for my sister. This has been my favourite garden tool for years. I’m now buying another one for a friend.

Everyone loves them.

 

Thank you for the review!
Reply on 22/01/2021 by Japeto

Thanks for the review Janine. We're so happy to see you recommending this tool to everyone! 

Fantastic Hori Hori Knife
Reviewed on 14/12/2020 by Ben

An amazing hori hori - don't buy them anywhere else!

Fantastic Hori Hori Knife
Reviewed on 14/12/2020 by Ben

A superb product - couldn't do without it

Fantastic Service!
Reviewed on 30/11/2020 by Dave

Superb service ordered Friday morning arrived Saturday morning despite being told it would probably be Monday when it arrived. Well packaged,in a nice gift bag I'm sure my Mum is going to be over the moon with it when she receives it for her birthday. It looks to be of solid construction. Thanks to all at your store for getting this to me so fast, credit to this country. ????????

Thank you for the review!
Reply on 30/11/2020 by Japeto

Wow! What lovely words. We hope your mother enjoys using her Hori Hori trowel! :) 

Fantastic service
Reviewed on 28/11/2020 by Dave

Superb service ordered Friday morning arrived Saturday morning despite being told it would probably be Monday when it arrived. Well packaged,in a nice gift bag I'm sure my Mum is going to be over the moon with it when she receives it for her birthday. It looks to be of solid construction. Thanks to all at your store for getting this to me so fast, credit to this country.

Credit indeed!
Reply on 28/11/2020 by Japeto

Thanks for such a fullsome review Dave...we try at all times to provide the best service and delivery possible on all our garden products!

Excellent quality.
Reviewed on 13/11/2020 by Geoff

Excellent quality, packaging & delivery! 

Thank you for the review!
Reply on 13/11/2020 by Japeto

Thanks for the review Geoff. We hope you enjoy using your Hori Hori knife! 

Japanese Hori hori trowel knife
Reviewed on 12/11/2020 by Geoff103

Excellent quality, packaging & delivery

Japanese Hori Knife
Reply on 12/11/2020 by Japeto

Thanks for the feedback on the Japeto Japanese hori knife!

I absolutely love the Hori Hori Knife
Reviewed on 28/05/2020 by Lily Edwards, Manchester

I absolutely love the Hori Hori knife and so do my husband and my friend, who they were presents for! Thank you :)

Hori Hori knife makes a great present
Reply on 28/05/2020 by Japeto

These do make great presents for gardeners. They are packaged beautifully and can even be personalised!

Thank you for your kind words...happy gardening!

Should I be doing some sort of respectful ritual! :-)
Reviewed on 06/05/2020 by Stuart Curran, Abingdon

Hi just to let you know the deluxe hori hori arrived this morning. Very amazed with the current postal problems. very pleased with the hori hori brilliant tool 5 star plus. Brilliant packaging makes for an excellent gift for the gardener. Felt like i had to perform some sort of respectful ritual when opening the box Brilliant 

You raised a smile!
Reply on 06/05/2020 by Japeto

Thank you for such a lovely review Stuart. We certainly enjoyed it, and likewise hope you enjoy your Japeto Hori Hori knife for many years of happy gardening!

Very happy gardener
Reviewed on 30/04/2020 by John Saxton, Manchester

Very happy with my purchase and fast next day delivery will be ordering again happy gardener.

Many thanks for your review
Reply on 30/04/2020 by Japeto

Thats what we want...happy gardeners! :-)

Delightful Gift!
Reviewed on 14/01/2020 by Deirdre Hodgkison

I am delighted with my Hori Hori Trowel knife, it is a gift for a friend who is a very keen gardener. I am sure she will be delighted with it.

It was delivered very quickly and it is beautifully package. Thank you.

Thank you Deirdre
Reply on 14/01/2020 by Japeto

Such kind words Deirdre. 

It's such a lovely gift- we really hope your friend enjoys it! 

Beautiful tool.
Reviewed on 04/10/2019 by Y G Myles

Beautiful tool and so nicely presented. My husband was delighted with this gift and has already had good use from it.

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

It's a pleasure. It's so nice to hear that not only yourself, but the recipient is just as happy with the tool too! 

Every gardener should have one!
Reviewed on 04/10/2019 by P Dickson

Genuinely delighted with this outstanding product and Japeto's extremely quick, kind and helpful customer service. The Hori Hori is one of the most useful garden tools I have ever come across. Every gardener should have one!

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

Thank you for you for such a lovely review! We are very happy you are so pleased with it.

Really impressive!
Reviewed on 04/10/2019 by J Williams

This arrived amazingly quickly - really impressive, plus the tool itself was good, in beautiful packaging. Excellent.

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

We pride ourselves on our high quality products and great customer service. Happy gardening!

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.

A Company to deal with again!
Reviewed on 03/06/2019 by Robin Corbin

A company to deal with again!! I cannot fault you!!

Having used a hori hori knife before I ordered one for myself. I was disappointed to find that the popper on the holster broke first time it was used, however your customer service is second to none in that not only was a replacement offered but an upgrade to a better knife and holster was put in the post. I will certainly recommend you to others.

Thankyou very much, you have restored my faith in on line ordering.

Thank you Robin!
Reply on 03/06/2019 by Japeto

Thank you for such kind words Robin! We appreciate your review.

We pride ourselves highly on our products and our customer service too! 

I would give this a 5 star review!
Reviewed on 28/05/2019 by Jackie Campbell, Emsworth

Really useful tool for the garden. Unique design and very well made. 

Thank you for the review Jackie
Reply on 28/05/2019 by Japeto

So glad that you are happy with the product. It sounds like it's coming to great use. 

It's a 5!
Reviewed on 28/05/2019 by David Nicholds

Good for weeding in between closely grown plants, good narrow but long blade for getting those tap roots out. Very solid tool. Serrated edge is good for getting through smaller roots.

Thanks David
Reply on 28/05/2019 by Japeto

Thanks David, we are very happy to hear that you are making good use of the product! 

Best weeding tool ever!
Reviewed on 24/05/2019 by David Coleman, Aylesbury

Best weeding tool ever!

Thank you for your feedback
Reply on 24/05/2019 by Japeto

Thanks David - glad you enjoy your Hori Hori Knife!

I would definitely give it 5 stars!
Reviewed on 24/05/2019 by Tricia Gray, Guildford

I have been using the hori hori knife for over a year now. It is fantastic for sorts of gardening jobs and is unbelievably strong and robust. I would definitely give it 5 stars

Thanks for the kind words Tricia!
Reply on 24/05/2019 by Japeto

We are so pleased you like your Japeto Hori Hori knife!...we hope you get many more happy years gardening out of it :-)

Trowel knife: a beautifully made tool
Reviewed on 24/05/2019 by Phil Slater, Yarmouth

Trowel knife: a beautifully made tool, which my wife and I use for all sorts of task.
5 out of 5.

Trowel knife
Reply on 24/05/2019 by Japeto

Phil, many thanks for taking the time to send us a review. The trowel knife is one of Japetos most popular garden tools and we are very happy you and your wife enjoy using it so much...happy gardening!

Marvellous Product
Reviewed on 13/05/2019 by Sandra Paton

I bought the Hori Hori Trowel Knife and it is by far the best gardening tool I have ever used. I have arthritis in my hand and have been in my borders sorting out roots and dividing plants etc, no ill effects, marvellous. 

Thank you Sandra
Reply on 13/05/2019 by Japeto

Thank you Sandra, such kind words. We pride ourselves on our high quality products. We are so pleased that you're able to get out in garden and use this with no ill effects! 

I have always wanted a Hori Hori knife!
Reviewed on 30/11/2017 by Tony Gainsborough, Gainsborough Home and Garden

I have always wanted one of these! Very nicely weighted, nice handle on it. The hori hori knife goes into the soil a lot easier than a normal trowel as it is narrower and concave. Lovely sharp edge with a measuring device for planting too!

Thanks for your Hori Hori knife review
Reply on 30/11/2017 by Japeto

Thanks for the review Tony. Hope you enjoy using the Japeto Hori Hori knife.

https://www.facebook.com/gainsboroughhomeandgarden/videos/vb.788328777935128/1196161230485212/?type=2&theater

Superb tool
Reviewed on 23/08/2017 by Thomas Glaister, Henley on Thames

I cannot emphasise just how good Hori Hori knives are. I have now totally done away with my normal trowel and use this for all manner of things. I have purchased other Hori Hori knives, but this one is great quality and has lasted very well. Thank you Japeto!

Thank you Mr Glaister
Reply on 23/08/2017 by Japeto

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Japeto Hori Hori knife. we agree it really is a versatile garden tool and we are very happy you are so pleased with it.