A landscape designer's favorite! There are so many uses for this Japanese-made tool but our favorite is for planting bulbs! This tool is used to make trenches for planing seeds and replanting bedding plants. In addition, it is also used to establish irrigation channels. The blade is forged steel pinned to the wood handle. Blade is 2" wide and 5.5" deep. Length of tool is 15".
I use this tool more than any other hand tool in my garden. Great for digging up big weeds, scraping off new weeds coming up ... only draw back, the handle could be a bit stronger; mine cracked while trying to pry up a weed.Review by Suzanne (on 5/25/14)
I LOVE this tool! It's great for creating rows to plant seeds. My favorite use though is to weed! You give the base of the weed a whack with the awesomely sharp tip and lever the hoe back and the whole weed pulls right out!
I would've given 5 stars, but the lower pin that holds the blade in the wood handle fell out the other day. I was able to fix it though.