The Soil Key
This incredibly versatile tool is based on the classic Japanese gardening tool, the Hori Hori, or garden knife. It is essentially three tools in one: a trowel, a saw, and a knife. Our version is larger and stronger than a regular Hori Hori. What makes this tool special, however, is the complex handle which allows for an array of grips, grasps, leverages, and useful angles, including for chopping, pounding, thrusting, and digging. Full body weight can be applied while using this tool without bending the blade. This is a trowel that will hold up under the full duress of heavy use.
The tool head should be cleaned regularly with steel wool and coconut or linseed oil, and should not be stored outdoors or in high humidity, as rusting may occur. The blade is not sold fully sharpened.
The blade of this tool is made from AR-400 grade steel. This alloy exhibits high abrasion resistance (AR) and hardness. The addition of carbon and manganese, as well as quenching and tempering increase the hardness of the steel and create a very durable, impact-resistant surface. It is used in applications where abrasive materials such as grains, coal, ore, cement, gravel, light aggregate, and earth are being handled.
Total length: 12.5"
Blade length: 6"
Total width: 7"
Total weight: 2.5lbs