Japanese-inspired gardening multi-tool
That's not a knife, thats a Hori Hori!
‘Hori hori’ is a Japanese phrase which translates roughly to ‘dig, dig.’ You can also ‘cut cut’, ‘saw saw’ and ‘measure measure’ with this brilliantly simple and highly versatile multi-tool.
Saw through tough roots and plant fibres. Dig, measure and plant. Lever your veggies out gently and leave fragile roots intact. Do it all, and more, with the Subpod Hori Hori.
Tap in garden pegs and stakes with a solid full tang that extends right to the handles' edge. Built to tackle any task.
There's no need to reach for the pruning saw. Glide through tough roots and trim back stray branches without skipping a beat.
Inch and millimeter marks
Precise measurements engraved in the blade help you space out your seedlings and dig to the perfect depth – every time.
Gentle on your hands, gentler on the environment
Enjoy the soft feel of your Hori Hori’s vegetable-tanned leather case. Every smooth FSC certified beechwood handle is a little different, with a unique grain to set yours apart from the rest.
FSC Certified Beechwood Handle
We strive to make the most sustainable garden tools available. FSC certified products are guaranteed to come from sustainably managed forests, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Forest Stewardship Council. Like the trees they came from, every handle is unique, strong, and ethically sourced.
Vegetable-Tanned Leather Case
Modern leather tanning methods use toxic chemicals that harm the environment. We turned to slower, traditional vegetable-tanned leather which utilises organic materials like tree bark to treat the rawhides. Softer on the planet, and your hands – the supple leather this process creates is well worth the wait.
How to use your Hori Hori?
If you garden, you probably know the struggles of switching between tools all day. With the Hori Hori, everything you need for daily gardening tasks is strapped to your side at all times. It’s almost a challenge to find something you can’t use a Hori Hori for! Whether you’re weeding, planting seedlings, clearing away old brush, harvesting vegetables or even tidying up your hedges – your Hori Hori is the tool for the job.
The Hori Hori has a sharp tip, which slices into the soil and under thick root clumps like you’re cutting through butter. Slide under your weeds and lever them out with ease! If you get snagged in a particularly nasty clump of roots or plant fibres, the serrated right edge of the Hori Hori will saw through them in no time.
Translated, Hori Hori means ‘Dig Dig’, so it’s no surprise this little tool packs a powerful punch when planting! Flip your blade upside down and run it along the ground to make neat sewing rows. Get the perfect space between each row, or the ideal depth for every seed, using the measurements marked on the blade. If you’re transplanting larger seedlings, the curved blade of the Hori Hori can be used like a trowel.
It seems like there’s always at least one part of the garden that need a little attention. With the serrated edge of your Hori Hori, you can quickly lop off wayward branches and old vines as you pass them! That old root you trip over every time you pass it? It’s history – no need to reach for the pruning saw.
While it works a treat against branches and roots, the Hori Hori isn’t all sawing and slashing. The left side of the Hori hori is a smooth, sharp blade that’s great for gently harvesting your hard-grown crops. Leave the clippers hanging in the toolshed and slice greens from their roots, tomatoes from the vine or lemons from a tree!
A Hori Hori speeds up those little odds and ends that drain so much time of your precious time! Tap in garden stakes and pickets with its’ strong, full-tang handle. Slice through twine, open mulch and soil packets in seconds, and cut up food scraps for your Subpod. Do everything and more with our Hori Hori – made for gardeners, from materials that didn’t hurt the planet.