Diggit Hori Garden Knife
Hardened Stainless Steel Ready For Real Gardening
Guaranteed Not To Rust – Made of cast, high-strength stainless steel, heat-treated with reinforcing ribs near the handle
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.
Using the good steel is not cheap but once you start using this tool, you'll fall in love with it
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 Hori Garden Knife. 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.