Barebones Hori Hori

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  1. Boonedoggle

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    Got a hori hori to make digging holes for gopher traps easier, and I figured I'd see how useful it was for other tasks.

    It's 1/8" thick and full tang. The handles are comfortable, and there is a hook for cutting twine and other similarly sized cordage.
    All the edges needed touched up, but otherwise, it's well built.

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    Worked surprisingly well clearing vines and brush from the fence, and chopping roots that have been tripping everyone.
    The serrations saw better than any sawback knife or machete I've used.
    Chopping with the plain edged knife side is weird and unproductive until you figure out the right technique. Then it's similar to knives of a similar size.
    I feel like the single bevel is a benefit when chopping green brush. It bites into green vegetation well.

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    Overall, it's quite a good tool. Espcially for the $20 price tag. Sure, it isn't going to replace my saws or choppers, but like it a lot, and it will be fun to use in my minimalist kit of unorthodox gear. It will be getting some slight modifications to improve its cutting ability, without really hurting its digging ability.

    Oh... and it digs well. lol
     
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    Bought one a while back for garden use and it's been one of the handiest tools ever. Cutting twine, making stakes, digging, trimming plants, it seems like it does it all.

    Yours looks nice, have a link?
     
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    I had never seen or heard of such a critter, learn something here every day! As all know, now I have to get one of these.
    Thanks Boonedoggle!
     
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    I like that one! I use a Horri Horri blade a lot while gardening. I’ve used it in the woods a bit to.
     
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    It’s got a 1/4 round............just sayin’
     
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    I had to add one to mine.
     
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    Crusher0032 Appalachian Arthfael

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    And saw teeth! It's like a serechete and a wsk had a puppy together.
     
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    I have been thinking about getting one to take metal detecting. And that’s about what I want to spend.
     
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    I saw this one and the have a fancier one at my local Ace Hardware.
     
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    I got one in Creek Stewart's Apocabox. We use it extensively in the garden. I like it a lot and will proba my get another when we expand the garden.
     
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    I also have a BareBones Hori Hori. I really like mine, seems to have held up well.
     
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    Well I received mine in the mail, and wow! This thing is built like a tank. The Barebones Hori Hori Classic is far more than I expected. I can see tons of "other" use above and beyond what it was made for. So I have a plus vote for this product.
     
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    Much nicer than the Hori Hori I have, they are excellent tools for foraging roots too. Where did you pick it up? Never mind I juts saw the links, thank you

    Tom
     

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