Japanese Grass Sickles, Harvesting Sickles, Digging Tools
Picture: Pine and traditional ladder in the Heian Shrine garden, Kyoto
Here you will find a fine selection of traditional Japanese garden tools. It is a pleasure to work with them.
Traditional Japanese sickles are not stainless. The same thing is true today as in years gone by: the best tool blades are made of carbon steel, which simply is not stainless. However, it requires only a little care to keep them from getting rusty. Just dry them after use! From time to time they need to receive a smear of oil.
You can sharpen a sickle with a Japanese sickle stone or mini-combination Stone with handle.
Digging Tool (Hori-Hori)
Very useful tool to cut roots or to excavate plants of all kind. Comes with strong wooden handle made of Japanese beech (Fagus crenata). One edge is toothed.
Made in Japan!
Comes in vinyl sheath
Blade length 170 mm
Blade width 43 mm
Total length 300 cm
Order nr. 309943
Price ✱€ 19.50
Digging Tool (Hori-Hori) stainless
Very useful tool to cut roots or to excavate plants of all kind. This is the modern stainless version of a traditional tool. The handle is made of soft plastic material. Comes in plastic sheath to carry on belt
, total length 33 cm, blade length 19 cm. One edge is toothed.
Order nr. 313130
Price ✱€ 19.95
Sickle for grass cutting (Kama)
ECONOMY GRADE, length of blade 180 mm, total length 39 cm
Order nr. 309950
Price ✱€ 12.50
To sharpen these sickles use our Japanese waterstones
With teeth, for harvesting many kinds of vegetable, suitable too for seperating roots when re-potting. Length of blade 80 mm, total length 22 cm
Order nr. 309952
Price ✱€ 9.90
Dieter Schmid - Fine Tools