This Fujikawa Japanese Ika (Squid) hoe is great for prepping areas for planting, weeding, working in compost etc, that are too small to allow a full length tool.
The flat blade is good for scraping off weeds just below the surface, while the 4 prongs excel when you want to remove roots as well.
Hand made with an Oak handle and carbon steel head.
The wedge on top of the handle should be tapped occasionally to stop the head from coming loose.
Four tine head measures 11cm Long x 8cm Wide
Straight blade measures: 7cm long x 7cm
Made in Japan