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Old 03-11-2020, 12:01 PM
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Default Great hand / digging shovel

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W3OTQLU

I picked up this shovel last week to replace a shovel that broke on me while out putting coil to soil. This shovel is sharp edged and really helps dig and replace clean plugs.

I recommend this shovel to anyone seeking a better hand digging tool for plugs in parks.

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Old 03-11-2020, 01:25 PM
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Looks good, thanks for the review.
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Old 03-14-2020, 02:27 PM
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I have been using Hori-Hori knives since I began detecting around forty years ago. They were first sold as 3-in-1 knives. I have abused them that would destroy other hand diggers. I have actually pounded them into rock hard clay. (Try that with your Lesche) I retired my first after about thirty years because I didn't want to take the chance of losing it. It was getting a little worn anyway as you can see in the picture. Both were the same size when new. I haven't broken one yet.
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Old 03-14-2020, 04:22 PM
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sweet! is it full tang or no? (steel goes up through handle as well)

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Old 03-14-2020, 04:25 PM
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Yeah the full tang is pretty sweet, i have a sun Joe and you will never break it.

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Old 03-16-2020, 04:51 PM
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My choice as well..

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Old 03-24-2020, 11:26 AM
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Picked up an M6 the other day to finally get back into the dirt (for the 3rd time). I've always used a Lesche, but the testimony of you guys made me decide to give the Hori Hori a shot. Ordered the Sensei version and am looking forward to trying it out. If I hate it, which one of you is sending me a Lesche to replace it?

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Old 03-24-2020, 11:59 AM
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The only Lesche that I have ever owned I won in a contest. I lost it and never tried to replace it.

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Old 03-24-2020, 06:46 PM
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Already bought the Lesche, so I'm "stuck" with that for now.

I admit, I'm not impressed with it. It's not bad, but I don't use it to cut plugs, just help me cut through dirt clods while pinpointing. I use my Sampson shovel to cut the plugs.

But that Hori looks like it'll be great for cutting plugs.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:24 AM
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Along those same lines, check out a Nisaku MIYAMATOU MOKUETSUBATSUKI.
The point is a bit sharper than the hori hori. It's by far the best tool I've used when finer work is needed and it's cheaper than a lesche.
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