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    Gardening Mags: Hori Hori

    The Covids has me gardening again. Lost my Hori Hori along the way. Anyone have recommendations on a decent one that won't the bank.

    The Hori Hori is the multi-tool of gardening. Hand spade, saw, knife, weeder, all in one tool. One of the best tools ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregL View Post
    This Nisaku one is fine, Amazon has it cheap:

    https://www.amazon.com/Nisaku-NJP650...88791972&psc=1
    Perfect. That one was on the short list. Good price, comes with sheath. It's unfortunate that you can't really trust amazon reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregL View Post
    This Nisaku one is fine, Amazon has it cheap:

    https://www.amazon.com/Nisaku-NJP650...88791972&psc=1
    I seriously just bought that exact one while looking for a gardening fork. Just tried using it to swap out a sprinkler head, but was afraid to lean on it. But seems pretty cool for the weeds.

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    Any other unique or unusual garden tools you can’t live without?

    I’ve never seen these and want one now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I’ve never seen these and want one now.
    Same here. I'd buy one but I'm pretty sure Ms Boissal already has one since she has all the gardening things.
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    If you garden in a rough hood, these would be a must. Haven’t put it though all the paces yet, but seems fairly stout.
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    Seriously, check out the link I posted above. Great japanese gardening tools along with knives and woodworking tools. It used to be The Japan Woodworker back in the day. My wife used to hide those catalogs from me in pre-internet times.

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    I used a AM Leonard soil knife often when I worked at a nursery and on landscape crews. Just looked, they are like $25.00...Now I want one of my own too.

    That hidatool site is sweet...I have a few pairs of Okatsune bypass pruners and a couple nice silky saws I need to retrieve from my parents place.

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    Have a 20-year old one of these, too, though I didn't get it from Hida:

    https://hidatool.com/item/1780

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    The AM Leonard looks like the one I had previously. Awesome tool may go this route again. Really liked the molded grip. Awesome tool for dividing perennials.

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    Based on this thread, I now own a hori. Cool tool

    Also awaiting delivery on this

    https://roguehoe.com/product/60s/

    Totally different scuffle hoe. Will report back after it arrives. I have plenty of weeds that need a scuffle kerfuffle
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    Here's a couple of those Hori Hori s. This is from Hardwick and Sons website. They were a local Seattle Hardware store specializing in unusual and imported tools. They recently moved to Idaho. Lot's of cool tools on their website even more in their brick and mortar store. They seem to stock only quality stuff.

    https://hardwickandsons.com/collecti...ori-hori-knife
    https://hardwickandsons.com/collecti...l-carbon-steel

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