Japanese trowel, all-around weeder, bulb-planter supreme, and general subterranean rummager… the carbon steel blade runs right into the handle, so it’s tough and strong, but not invincible. Brilliant for planting bulbs, weeding, and all sorts of garden stuff - but whatever you don’t take it as carry-on luggage. Comes with a tough canvas sheath, or upgrade to the heavy-duty Long Holster option for a perfect fit.
Although considerably stronger than a regular trowel, the mighty hori hori is not completely invincible. Don’t stick it into heavy soil and yank back hard…it’s much more efficient use in an in-out action.