This is an excellent-quality hoe for preparing soil for seeding or transplanting. Useful for digging or hilling, it also makes a good weeder since the sharp blade easily slices through soil and roots.
It has a 9" wide blade and is 55" long overall. Made in Japan, it has a hardwood handle and a hand-forged, laminated blade that combines a hard carbon-steel face with a shock-absorbing softer steel back for increased durability, construction that made Japanese chisels famous.
Strong yet lightweight, this is a traditional tool with a long history of use in Japan.