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.
Photo by Peter Buchanan-Smith.
Equally at home next to the fireplace as it is around the campfire,
the Straight-Hold Hatchet earns its keep as the smallest member of the Best Made axe family.
Photo by Christina Holmes.
As the hull of our Grumman G-21 Goose seaplane smacked down on the waters of Nimmo Bay, I knew that we were in an adventure.
We disembarked and the beauty of British Columbia’s remote Great Bear Rainforest immediately revealed itself:
each subsequent day in this adventurer’s paradise topped the one before it.
Photo by Christina Holmes.
Hold an axe, meet the team, talk shop, get expert advice:
nothing compares to experiencing our world in its most tangible form.
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The Gerstner Chests

Gerstner is now a 4th generation family owned business known throughout the country for heirloom quality, handcrafted tool chests. It’s acknowledged that those who keep their tools in a Gerstner Tool Chest are a cut above the rest.

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We are dedicated to equipping customers with high quality products and dependable information they can use and pass down. We empower people to get outside, reconnect with their hands and nature, and in doing so, embark on a life of great adventure.