This is the ultimate gardening tool. The term “hori” actually means “digging”. In short, a hori-hori knife is a small saw made of steel and designed to perform all kinds of tasks in the garden. Obviously digging is one of them, but you can do it all with a hori-hori.
Among other tasks, with a hori-hori knife you can dig, lighten the ground, plant, transplant, prune, remove roots, weeds, cut thin branches and stems, etc.