Hori Hori Combination Package - Hori Hori Knife, Hori Hori Sheath, Glove Keeper, Gardening Belt

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Rūtsu Hori Hori Combination Package - Hori Hori Knife, Rūtsu Hori Hori Sheath, Glove Keeper, Gardening Belt

An easy way to celebrate your growing enjoyment! This set features the versatile hori hori garden knife, favorite tool of many gardeners, and a true workhorse for digging, weeding, planting, and just about everything else!

Comes with the stylish and functional Rūtsu Hori Hori Sheath. An innovative and elegant way to carry your hori hori and look good doing it. Don't be surprised the first time you get compliments on it!

Also includes the Rūtsu Glove Keeper to keep your garden gloves on your belt, and mud and dirt off your clothes. A simple but effective solution.

And carry it all on your Rūtsu Gardening Belt, specifically designed by gardeners for gardeners. It keeps your tools (up to four) in position exactly where you want them whether you're wearing the belt or it's hanging in the shed. You'll always have the joy of gardening at your fingertips when you can grab and go with the Rūtsu Gardening Belt.

Read more details about everything that comes in this package below:


Hori Hori Knife

Classic design hori hori knife engraved with the encouraging phrase "Growing Abundance". Feel motivated and encouraged every time you hold it in your hand. Or bring a smile to the face of your favorite gardener every time they use it.

The strong hardwood handle has been engraved by hand and then protected from the elements with a hand rubbed wax finish. It's hard to beat the warmth of a natural wood handle and this one will last for many years. We've drilled a lanyard hole and added a leather lanyard to help you maximize the chopping and digging power of this heavy duty carbon steel blade.

Be inspired as you're growing abundance!

Comes with convenient soil depth measurements stamped into the blade to help ensure you're planting at the right depth for a bountiful harvest. Note: the original blade coating from the manufacturer will wear with normal usage enabling your hori hori to develop the honest patina of a well loved tool. For this reason, we ship the knife with a protective tape covering on the blade and can only accept returns if we receive the blade back in original condition.

Standard engraved message can be replaced with your personalized message as an option (16 character limit, including spaces). Personalized engraving may add 1-2 additional days to shipping time and personalized items cannot be returned.

Key Features:

o Thick heavy-duty carbon steel blade, beveled for chopping
o Saw tooth edge for cutting roots, plant material
o 6-1/2" (16.5 cm) blade length, 11-1/2" (29.2 cm) overall length
o Hand engraved hardwood handle with protective wax coating
o Leather lanyard included
o Soil depth measurements stamped into blade
o Includes manufacturer's vinyl sheath

MATERIAL: Carbon steel blade with protective coating. Hardwood handle. Vinyl sheath.
COLOR: Knife has black blade, light colored wood handle. Black vinyl sheath.
SIZE: 6-1/2" (16.5 cm) blade length, 11-1/2" (29.2 cm) overall length
WEIGHT: Approx. 12.5 oz. (0.4 kg)

More thoughts on the Hori Hori Knife:

Did you know that the name "Hori Hori" in Japanese roughly translates to "Dig Dig"? If you've ever used one of these tools you'll be nodding your head in agreement! It's no surprise that these soon become one of a gardener's favorite tools. These versatile digging machines have a narrow blade design and beveled edges which allows the blade to penetrate the soil with much less effort than a hand trowel.

The narrow shape also makes it easy to weed in between your plants and other tight spaces. The stout blade design and semi-sharpened edges allows for effective yet safe chopping of roots and plant material. It's also perfect for pounding gardening stakes or plant markers into the ground. This is one of our favorite gardening tools, and it's always on our belts.

There are many hori hori knives available today. We've chosen one that has all the features of the original design. However, lately many lightweight, thin stamped stainless steel blades with very sharp blades have come on the market. We don't recommend these for two reasons. First, the thinner blades don’t have the mass to dig and chop as effectively as the original thicker blades. Second, to make up for the lack of chopping power, these blades are sharpened to a slicing edge. We like sharp edges on knives, but not digging tools! Digging with a sharp edge can be dangerous and we know of several people that have cut themselves when their hand slipped onto the blade while digging. If you or a loved one has a hori hori with very sharp edges, please be aware of the potential for injury. Consider dulling the edge so that it chops but won't slice you badly if you slip. Gardening shouldn't hurt.


Rūtsu Hori Hori Sheath

If you enjoy using a hori hori knife or you know someone who does, then you'll love this cleverly designed and beautifully handmade hori hori sheath. A nice upgrade from the flimsy factory sheaths, the Rūtsu Hori Hori Sheath is pleasing to the eye and made to last. It's hand crafted for strength and durability from natural poplar and hemlock wood, and high quality latigo and chap leather.

The hidden spring retention system holds your knife securely with no need for additional retention snaps (that get in the way and can break or rust out) yet still allows for an easy one handed draw and re-sheathing. A big advantage when your hands are muddy or full of plants and seed packets! And the open bottom design is self-cleaning, shrugging off dirt and mud with ease.

The convenient snap on belt loop makes putting it on quick and easy so it's always with you when you need it. You'll never again be tempted to set your hori hori down on the ground "just for a minute" so you'll never be at risk of losing it. (This actually happens more often than you might think!)

As practical as it is beautiful, it may be the perfect way to increase your gardening pleasure and upgrade the hori hori you already have.

Sheath is designed to fit snugly on a 1-1/2" (3.8 cm) wide belt (not included in this listing). As an option, an additional snap can be added to ensure a snug fit on a 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) belt.

Fits most commonly available hori hori knives with blade width of 1-3/4" (4.4 cm) and length of 7" (17.8 cm) or less. However, in the unlikely event that your knife doesn't fit, the sheath may be returned in unused condition. Please review our policies page for details.

Key Features:

o Clean, elegant design. Natural materials.
o Box sheath design enables easy one hand re-sheathing
o Open bottom is self-cleaning and won't collect dirt and mud
o Spring retention system holds knife securely, but allows easy access
o Snap on belt loop for easy on/easy off
o Fits most common hori hori knives

MATERIAL: Sheath made from poplar and hemlock wood. Belt loop made from latigo and chap leather. Metal retention spring.
COLOR: Beautifully grained light-colored wood that will take on golden tones as it darkens with use. Rich mahogany leather components.
WEIGHT: Approx. 5 oz. (0.1 kg)
DIMENSIONS: length: 7" (17.8 cm), width: 2-1/2" (6.3 cm), depth: 1" (2.5 cm), overall length (with belt loop): 11" (27.9 cm)


Rūtsu Gardening Belt

Garden in style and look good doing it with the original design Rūtsu Gardening Belt. This handsome full grain leather belt is handmade using fine latigo leather for long lasting durability and easy comfort with no break-in period required.

Not just another stylish belt, this is the heart of a carefully designed system to keep your favorite garden tools close at hand and always conveniently ready to use. So you can enjoy your time in the garden even more!

Each belt comes with two adjustable belt keepers (use one per tool) so you have complete control on tool location. Your tools will stay put, right where you want them. (Additional belt keepers can be purchased as an option, belt designed for up to four).

Only have a few minutes for some quick garden tasks? Perfect! Just throw on your Rūtsu Gardening Belt and your favorite tools are instantly at your side and ready for action! Spend less time searching for tools and more time doing what you love, gardening!

Seasons changing? No problem. Whether you’re gardening in a t-shirt or a sweater, the over-belt design means no adjustments to your tools required. Just throw it on top of whatever you're wearing and you're ready to grow!

Key Features:

o Belt width is 1-1/2 inches (3.8 cm).
o Made of Full Grain Leather to last a lifetime.
o Sleek, low profile nickel belt buckle minimizes weight and bulk.
o Keeps tools organized, and ready to use.
o Designed for Rūtsu sheaths, but compatible with most garden tool sheaths with belt loop 2” (5.1 cm) or less.
o Each belt includes two adjustable belt keepers (additional belt keepers can be purchased as an option).
o Five belt keeper positions on each side of the belt give maximum flexibility, and fit up to four tools at once.

MATERIAL: Made from fine grade 6-7oz. latigo leather that we've hand selected for beautiful color and soft, superior strength without being overly bulky. No break-in period required.
COLOR: Currently available in mahogany with nickel hardware.
SIZING: The Rūtsu gardening belt is meant to be worn over your outermost garment. If you normally wear a belt, measure the distance from where your belt buckle is attached to the belt and the hole you normally use to fasten and add 1-½” (3.8 cm) to allow for wearing over your clothes. Or see our sizing recommendations below. Don’t worry, we make our belts with seven fastening holes instead of the standard five, so you’ve got plenty of adjustment.


Rūtsu Glove Keeper

Don't like stuffing dirty gardening gloves in your pockets? Ever have to retrace your steps looking for that one glove that fell out? (Inevitably landing somewhere wet and muddy!)

The Rūtsu Glove Keeper keeps your gloves available when you need them, and securely out of the way when you don't. Snap it on your belt, or through a belt loop of your jeans, or even to your gardening apron. It's always ready to give you a helping hand!

Made of handsome full-grain leather and accented with nickel hardware. It's built to last and will look even better as it ages. Designed with two snaps to accommodate different sizes/styles of gardening gloves. Fits belt widths up to 1-1/2" (3.8 cm).

Key Features:

o Keeps gardening gloves handy, prevents loss
o Made of full-grain leather
o Wear resistant nickel hardware
o Adjustable for different sized gloves

MATERIAL: 100% Full-Grain Leather, Nickel hardware
COLORS: Currently available in Mahogany
WEIGHT: Approx. 2 oz. (57 g)
DIMENSIONS: Approx. 3-1/4" (8.3 cm) x 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) x 1-1/4" (3.2 cm)

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