Martha Stewart MTS-HHK1-MPL 7.25" Blade Hori-Hori Stainless Steel Tomita Weeding Knife (Slate)MTS-HHK1-MPL
- Made in Japan of the finest quality stainless steel
- Multi-purpose tool – use to divide, dig, chop and cut around the yard or garden
- Features serrated and straight edged blades
- Blade size: 7.25-inch; Handle size: 5.25-inch, Weight: 10-oz
- Ruler on the blade to indicate proper planting depth
+ How do i clean my Martha Weeding Knife?
Since weeding knives are more often than not used frequently during the summer, and they accumate a lot of plant matter and moisture on the blades as a result.
This layer of grime and moister can actually cause the blades to rust if they are not cleaned properly. Additionally, they can also transmit bacterial and fungal infections to the plants. It is very important that we keep our tool clean and in good working condition to prevent plant illness as well as any tool malfunctions.
1. Lightly clean the blades with a diluted dishwashing liquid solution
2. Use an abrasive pad and carefully scrub the blade down for the hard-to-remove grime. (Don't scrub too aggressively as it may dull the blade)
3. Rinse in warm water to rid the blades of any soap residue.
3. Dry with shop towels and leave to air dry for a few minutes
4. Using vegetable oil or recommended spray lubricant applied on a shop towel, rub down the blades. This process well help revent rust on the blades. *Remember to wipe off any excess oil or lubricant afterwards.
+ What type of measurement markings are on the knife?
The Martha Stewart Hori Hori Knife should have both metric measurements as well as inches on the side of the blade where measurements are available.
+ Why are stainless steel blades preferred for gardening, landscaping, home improvement, cooking and outdoor applications?
Nisaku Japanese stainless steel blades do not rust, chip or stain easily, making them ideal for moist and damp environments. This is due to the chromium content in the material. They also do not require any protective or non-stick coating, meaning there is less chance of contaminating food if used in the preparation of edibles. Stainless steel is also one of the most recyclable materials, which supports our mission to remain eco-friendly. But the biggest attraction to stainless steel tools is that they maintain their appearance for a very long time and do not require much maintenance or cause you to make repeat purchases every season due to rusting or dullness.
+ How do I care for the stainless steel blade?
While very resilient, stainless steel blades are not 100% rust proof – they are rust resistant, but may still be vulnerable to rust if improperly maintained.
Because every good gardener, chef, handyman and outdoorsman knows the significance of being prepared for just about anything, upkeep of stainless steel tools is important. Good maintenance can be done by thoroughly cleaning the blade and handle after every use. Wash your tools with warm water and soap, then dry thoroughly.
+ Will I need to sharpen the blade?
Nisaku Japanese stainless steel is very hard and comes properly sharpened on each tool to hold a superior edge for a very long time. While it is not usually necessary to sharpen the blade, it is possible with the right material.
Martha Stewart MTS-HHK1-MPL 7.25" Blade Hori-Hori Stainless Steel Tomita Weeding Knife (Slate)