Digging Knives

Digging Knives

Digging Knives are commonly used in gardening, for metal detector as well as in archeology. In gardening Digging Knife is a must have tool and it is used to carry out various activities: planting bulbs, transplanting, cutting, uprooting and weeding.

Much appreciated for working in the garden is the Japanese Digging Knife called Hori-Hori, which in Japan means “dig-dig”. It features a sturdy, heavy and hollow steel blade with a serrated edge, a sharp edge, and usually a depth gauge. Originally the Hori Hori Digging Knife was used in Japan to collect small plants for the creation of Bonsai.


Nisaku Hori Hori Knives

Tomita Cutlery Co., Ltd is a Japanese manufacturer located north of Tokyo, in the Niigata Pref., where since 1960 it has been making a wide range of high quality gardening tools under the Nisaku brand including various Gardening and Outdoor Digging Knives.

Nisaku Hori Hori Knives are designed to offer very high performance, they are manufactured with the best Japanese stainless steel and every single production step is performed with the utmost care and precision to create digging knives appreciated all over the world even by the best professional gardeners. The blade has a mirror polished finish, the handle is made of wood or plastic. Each knife comes in a handy pouch with belt loop. The strong points of Nisaku digging knives are top quality materials and very accurate finishes.


Bonsai Digging Knives

Another Japanese manufacturer is Sakai Seisakusho which since 1961 has been producing gardening tools under the Bonsai brand in the city of Miki (Hyogo Pref., near Osaka). Bonsai digging knives are made with stainless steel or burnished carbon steel blades, have a wooden handle and a sheath with belt loop. The strong point of Bonsai digging knives is the competitive price.


Barebones Hori Hori Knife

For some years now there is a new exclusive digging knife on the market proposed by US based company Barebones, featuring a sturdy stainless steel blade with a burnished finish, a walnut handle and a polyester sheath equipped with a metal hook for hanging it to the belt. The Barebones digging knife is highly appreciated for its robustness and design.

Hori Hori Classic Barebones 

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