While these may look like something you'd carry into battle, they are truly effective hoes, and real workhorses in the garden. Popular in Japan for weeding and trenching, they have hardened stainless-steel spear points to break up soil and sever roots, and sharpened edges for slicing through soil to remove shallow-rooted weeds.
The short-handled version, 18" long overall with a 5 1/2" long, 3 3/4" wide head, is ideal for working on your knees, in raised beds, or in confined spaces. Designed for use in a standing position, the long-handled hoe is 57 1/2" long overall, with a 7 1/2" long, 4 1/2" wide head (minor assembly required; hardware and hex key included).
Each has a comfortable, oval handle. Well made in Japan. For the curious, san-kaku is Japanese for triangle.