NIWAKI | S-Type Hori Hori

NIWAKI | S-Type Hori Hori

£70.00

Everyone’s favourite weeding and planting tool, with a razor sharp, stainless steel knife-grade blade, serrated down one side for roots and what-nots, and a chunky beech wood handle for grip.

As with all Hori Horis, these things are not absolutely invincible. DO NOT stick into hard ground and yank back hard - it will bend.

Most of our sharp tools are made from carbon steel - this means they will, through regular use, stain (and eventually rust) and gradually lose their edge. Caring for them involves three things…

1. Correct Use:

  • Japanese steel is hard and sharp, and can be more brittle than some people are used to - it will chip if abused
  • Do not cut wire, metal, stone, plastic or any other hard material (even bamboo fibres and some very hard woods, especially knots and burrs, can damage steel edges)
  • Do not twist or apply uneven pressure
  • Cut diagonally across branches (not straight across) so you cut along the fibres
  • Pay attention to our maximum cut dimensions, and don’t overdo it (shears are not loppers)
  • Use the base of the blades, not the tips, for heavier cuts

2. Keeping Them Clean:

  • Remove leaf resin, rust and gunk with a Crean Mate and water
  • Dry, wipe over with Camellia oil and store in a dry place

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