I use the Hori Hori for just about everything as it relates to caring for my gardens. It digs weeds out efficiently. I use it to plant bulbs, lift rocks/stones out of the lawn, do edging along the rock beds, etc. My husband calls it the "Game of Thrones" knife. It's appropriate. This thing is built to last, is a good weight that feels good in your hands. When you use it you feel like you've "got the power" because you do! I am not surprised it keeps getting "sold out." I've bought a couple for friends and those people have bought them for their friends.
I love this garden tool!! It is great for weeding and planting. Have purchased several of them for presents to friends. In fact, I have purchased all of the Ecological Market’s gardening tools and love them all!!