Our 3" Gardening Hoe is a traditional tool used by Japanese gardeners. Each hoe is individually forged and heat treated by a master blacksmith from high carbon steel. Unlike Western hoes, the blade is designed with a curved surface so that it cuts from the center to the its outside edge of the blade. This improves the cutting effect and helps prevent damage to adjacent foliage. The blade is installed angled to the handle to reduce fatigue during use. The handle is made from hard wood. The blade is 3" wide x 5" long, and overall length is 14".