Diggit Garden Hand Tools for Dandelion Removal & Weeding, Hand Digging, and Seed & Bulb Planting
These are an excellent tool where you expect to have to chop thru small roots or cut thru sod. Many Hori Hori knives have very sharp edges on one side. We're not so keen on this because any sharp cutting tool used in dirt won't stay sharp very long. Also since usually you have your other hand so close, you run the risk of slicing your finger.
Here at Diggit Inc., we've gone thru many designs and metallurgy processes to come up with a good balance of strength and hardness at a fair price for our Garden Hori. Out of the box, our Hori Garden Knive blade has a fairly heavy gray-purple oxide layer from the 3-stage heat-treat process: 7 hours at temperatures from 925 – 2100ºF.
NOTEWORTHY: This darker layer will wear off as the tool is used in the dirt and becomes nicely polished the more it is used. See before and after pictures — We took a brand new Hori and broke up every square inch of a 3 foot by 4 foot by 4 inch deep patch of hard-packed, rocky Seattle glacial till dirt to show how the oxide layer wears off to leave a shiny, silvery surface. If you are lucky enough to have nice, loamy, rock free dirt, you may not even wear thru the dark layer, it is quite tough. It will just become a glossy gray.
Yes, we can make the tool shiny right from the start but it doesn't improve the function but adds a lot to the cost! We figured we'd save you some money and keep the handle bright-colored, so you can easily find it in the dirt. Made in the U.S. of A.
Paul Shemeta ships Diggit Garden Tools right out of his home in North Seattle. If you need help, please reply via email. We respond the same day usually.
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