I loathe weeding. I usually can only get through it with the help of Peter Frampton, the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, and George Thorogood. [In reality, it often takes my sister coming over and making me weed. Even then, I have a limited attention span for weeding.]
Last summer as I was hand weeding my beds and whining to my neighbor, Gaynell, she told me that I needed a Dutch hoe. She brought hers over for me to try and I loved it. It was a slim hand held hoe with a knife-sharp blade. I went out that day and found one at Smith Hawkins. Now, I'm a frugal person, so for me to buy something at SH means that I REALLY want something badly and can't find it anywhere else. They called it a Japanese hoe.
This hoe slices through weeds like they're nothing. It does a nice job of running about an inch under the surface of the soil so it does wonders with grass and plantain lilies. I can even sharpen it in my electric knife sharpener. Today, I used it to removed all the tiny weeds from my beds and it was wonderful. I thought that others out there who hate weeding might find this tool useful.