If a hand tool has a nice wooden handle I have to fight hard to avoid the urge to paint it. Being honest I'm surprised its taken me this long to apply some paint to a Hori Hori.
Painting wooden handles comes from lumberjacks wanting to easily spot their axes on the forrest floor - so there's some similar logic with a garden tool. I also enjoy the process of stripping, sanding, painting and oiling them - plus I think they look cool.
The Shou Sugi Ban is a way of texturing and perserving wood used in Japan using fire. It's a burnt finish thats then been treated with Linseed Oil.
These are stainless steel Japanese garden trowels - made in Japan. They are great for general weeding and digging around the garden. They have a full bevel edge on one side and one third of the other. They are a sharp edge - but not a knife edge. The bevel is designed to help the Hori Hori cut through the soil as you dig. More information on the Hori Hori, or if you'd like to buy an non-painted version can be found here.
Always happy to talk custom colours and pattern's - just drop me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a functional garden tool and you have to expect that the painted area will wear with use. Soil on yours hands or gloves will result in interesting wear patterns as soon as the Hori Hori is used.
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