The refinement and scrupulous attention to detail of traditional Japanese crafts are on full display in our Japanese Collection. We’re proud to feature a range of materials and techniques that pay tribute to this rich artisanal heritage and to Best Made’s own vision of functional beauty.
With Love From Japan
The S.S.B. Japanese Chef Knives
Forged in Sanjo exclusively for Best Made, our kitchen-proven Japanese Chef Knives have been updated with an improved, hand-scorched Shou Sugi Ban chestnut handle.
$98 - $458
Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
This is an updated version of the enduring classic that first introduced the concept of imperfect beauty to the West. Text, images, and book design seamlessly meld into a wabi-sabi-like experience.
Japanese Higo Knife
Laminated Japanese white steel with a tsuchime (hand-hammered) finish, and a slim profile made for the pocket. Why not invest in something you will be proud to carry for a long time?
Cypress Sake Cups (Set of Two)
Machine-cut and hand-finished from Japanese cypress, and branded on the base with our favorite toast, "Stay Sharp", the Best Made Sake Cups are our tribute to impeccable Japanese hospitality.
A Dictionary of Color Combinations
Sanzo Wada (1883-1967) was an artist, teacher, costume and kimono designer during a turbulent time in avant-garde Japanese art and cinema. Based on his original 6-volume work from the 1930s, this book offers 348 color combinations, as attractive and sensuous as the book’s own design.
The Brass Higo
The Best Made blade legacy arguably began with our first Higo - distinct in form and universally recognizable, our Brass Higo now carries on the tradition in kind.
Japanese Hatchets & Canvas Blade Roll
Forged in Sanjo, Japan, a legendary ironworking region, there is no set of tools better designed for efficiency and pure cutting ability than our Japanese Hatchets.
The Sanjo Hammered Higo
The elements are simple: blade, rivet, and handle, yet we've found a smith in Sanjo, Japan whose knives are unquestioningly unique and masterfully forged. Textured from tip through handle with a dimpled tsuchime (hand-hammered) finish, each Hammered Higo holds a pattern never to be replicated.
The Wakui Knife
The more we work with the legendary blade makers of Japan, the more we know exactly what we want in a field knife - and the Best Made Wakui Knife has certainly earned its maker's stamp.
The Art of Japanese Joinery
Presenting 48 joints, selected from among the several hundred known and used today, this visually exciting book will please anyone who has ever been moved by the sheer beauty of wood.
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