Hybrid Hori Hori

An all aluminum fusion design based on a tool favoured by bonsai gardeners and micro farmers alike.

Island Blacksmith: Hand Forged Metalwork.

Hori Hori is a Japanese onomatopoeia that roughly translates to, “dig dig”. The hori hori knife is designed to be a cross between a blade and a shovel and is traditionally used to harvest wild mountain vegetables. This hybrid leans more towards the shovel side but has a slim, straight profile, inline handle, and rough edges for tearing. Light and compact, they are the perfect companion tool for tending bonsai or small indoor or outdoor gardens.

The raw material for these was left over from a batch of Tamaki’s handmade metal buttons. Aluminum bar is chisel cut and hand hammered cold for strength and joined with handmade aluminum rivets to form a sturdy, weather proof tool. Blade widths are about 1.5″ and overall lengths vary between 7″ and 11″.

Material: Reclaimed aluminum scrap bar and rod

Island Blacksmith: Hand Forged Metalwork.

Island Blacksmith: Hand Forged Metalwork.

Island Blacksmith: Hand Forged Metalwork.

Island Blacksmith: Hand Forged Metalwork.

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