Traditional tools are often the most effective, and this one is no exception. Japanese made, it has a thin, sharp blade that slices easily through weeds just below the soil surface. It is lightweight, comfortable to use and maneuverable around closely spaced plants.
The hand-forged, laminated 4 1/2" blade combines a hard carbon-steel face with a shock-absorbing softer steel back for increased durability. The handle is hardwood. For right-hand use, this tool is 13 1/2" long overall.