Product Review: Hori Hori Gardening Knife From Barebones Garden
Summary: This will quickly become your “Go-To” hand tool in the garden.
Category: Tools, Digging, Cutting, Planting
Gardening Experience Level: All levels
Product Name: Hori Hori Gardening Knife by Barebones Garden
Vendor: Barebones Garden
Review: I currently own two other Hori Hori garden knives, one fairly expensive ($40+), and one inexpensive ($15). The Hori Hori Gardening Knife by Barebones Garden is a step up on both of those I’ve been using. Let me tell you why!
This Hori Hori has a great handle. It’s bamboo, and feels good in my hand. It has a nice curve to it for my fingers, but also is wider at the base where the handle meets the blade, providing the ability for excellent thumb leverage. Additionally, it’s well balanced in regards to the weight of the knife versus the weight of the handle. The handle has a sturdy steel end, which comes in quite handy when pounding in garden stakes.
The knife blade itself is very well-designed, as it is cleanly sharp on one side, and serrated on the other for cutting into roots, root balls of plants, and more. The blade has a pointed end for digging easily, and the inch marks on the back of the blade to show you how deep you’re digging. This feature is excellent for bulbs and digging in potatoes and onion sets like I did over the weekend!
And last but not least, one of the best enhancements is the hooked area at the base of the blade that you can use to cut twine….or open bottles. Now that’s my kind of gardening tool! (I wonder if there’s a way to put a corkscrew in the handle?)
Flat out, the Hori Hori Gardening Knife is fabulous. I anticipate it serving me well for my gardening jobs for many years to come.
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