Dedicated to making the highest-quality products possible, Best Made has earned a reputation for its beautifully utilitarian designs. From its signature axes to its steel storage boxes and camping gear, every item is built to last a lifetime and beyond.
Just because blankets aren't known for being rugged and versatile doesn't mean they shouldn't be. The Best Made Co. Waxed Canvas Blanket offers both while still being soft and cozy. The bottom is constructed from durable waxed sailcloth, made to handle campsites, truck beds, or any outdoor landscape it comes across. On the flip side, seven-ounce quilted cotton twill provides a warm, comfortable surface to lay on or lay across your lap. Brass grommets are set in every corner for a secure surface and a quick-release nylon strap keeps the blanket stashed in between adventures.
Width: 60" / Height: 72" / Weight: 4.125 lbs.
Handmade from powder coated 22-gauge steel, the Best Made Co. Tool Box can carry whatever implements your pursuits require. Its 15" interior is sized to hold an ordinary hammer or smaller tools with ease and spot welded for added strength, but is equally well-suited to carrying various cables and connectors, art supplies, or fishing lures. Finished with a robust single latch closure and carrying handle and made entirely in the USA.
Width: 15.1" / Depth: 7" / Height: 5.6"
Finding the balance between spontaneous creativity and tidy organization is no easy task, but it can be made easier with these Spare Parts Trays from Best Made Co. The set of three steel trays allow for pens, pencils, notebooks, small parts, hand-held tools, and other workspace trinkets to be easily tossed around and moved from place to place without being lost or unkempt to the point of creativity-killing frustration. Embossed dot feet on each tray add a touch of sophistication, and the trays are attractive enough to be left out as a permanent workspace fixture. When it's time to really clean up shop, they nest within each other for easy storage inside a drawer. In line with Best Made's commitment to quality, the trays are made in the USA of 22-gauge steel, with the largest of the set having a riveted data plate stating as much.
Large tray dimensions: 12" W / 9" D / 1.5" H
Medium tray dimensions: 9" W / 6" D / 1" H
Small tray dimensions: 6" W / 4.5" D / 0.75" H
Made from a combination of S45C steel, 0.45% carbon, and a scorched white oak handle, Best Made Co.'s signature hatchet lives up to the reputation it set for itself with its famous axes. The Japanese-made hatchet is produced by hand, but not just by anyone. Best Made Co. selected local Japanese legend Mizuno-san who was awarded the title of Traditional Craftsman by the state, and he and his three sons craft each hatchet in-line with the styles and craftsmanship of of Japan's smithing history. Unlike most hatchets that are used as blunt instruments for heavy striking, this Jigata hatchet is engineered for precision cutting, so treat it more like a fine knife than hardware store wood-chopper.
Known for their high quality and functional style, Best Made Co's tools deserve a place in your gear lineup, and their S.S.B. could be the last axe you ever need to buy. Featuring a drop-forged 5160 steel head and named after the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban method of preserving and fortifying wood, the S.S.B.'s straight-grain Appalachian hickory is surface-scorched, brushed, and oiled for a durable finish that will last for all the seasons to come. Its 4 lb. Dayton head makes it a versatile performer around the cabin or farm, and ideal for general chopping, bucking, and splitting. Each one ships with a limited edition black leather blade guard, a copy of the Best Made Axe Manual, and a handmade wooden crate. Made in the USA and highly limited.
Height: 35" / Width: 7.5" / Depth: 1.5"
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A visible clock can be a noticeable drain on productivity. The Best Made Co. Workshop Clock solves this issue by tucking the time away inside a rugged metal box when focusing on the task at hand is more important than counting the hours. The clock is made in Japan with a sweeping seconds quartz movement, black dial, and white markings in Best Made's custom "Indicator" typeface. The box, meanwhile, is built and powder-coated in the USA, both hiding the clock when necessary and protecting it from workshop mishaps. The box has a foldout handle for tabletop/bookcase use and can be separated from the clock to let the latter hang on its own.
Clock Diameter: 12.5" / Box Width: 15.25" / Box Height: 15.25" / Box Depth: 2.25"
Built in Germany and housed in solid brass, this Weather Station provides a beautiful reading of the comfort level inside and outdoors. It contains a thermometer and hygrometer and when the needles cross in the hatched region on the gauge, the heat and humidity are perfectly balanced. The untreated brass will patina over time with proper care, making it look even more appealing as it provides climate information daily. When used outdoors, it's best to place this analog weather station in a shaded and covered area, keeping it away from excessive and direct sunlight and moisture. Doing so will prolong not only the life of the piece, but will also provide the most accurate readings of the relative humidity and temperature. Or, simply use it inside as both a conversation starter and way to gauge if that fancy new talking, learning, listening thermostat is actually doing its job.
Base Diameter: 6" / Height: 1.5"