Last year about this time we made a joke about the Rambo styling of a certain garden spade from Garrett Wade. This year a new contender may take the Rambo-gardening title: this Japanese digging knife. We don’t doubt that it’s handy — it looks like it could cut up some dirt, or fend off a tribe of deadly ninjas, without much trouble.
Jokes aside, this is a pretty serious “Digging Tool.” It features a wood handle and a 6-3/4″ long, serrated, stainless steel, forged blade — for cutting through roots. The back side (underneath) curves slightly, so you can scoop with it, and it comes with a shiny case so you can keep it in reach or, more realistically, freak out the old lady next door.
Street pricing is reasonable at around $30. But I’m waiting for the digging katana to come out next year.