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Best Made Company was founded in 2009 with a widely celebrated line of graphically adorned axes. The company soon grew to an international retail brand, with a vibrant product assortment of apparel and hard goods, a coveted print catalog, and stores in New York City and Los Angeles.

In 2019 Best Made's founder, Peter Buchanan-Smith left to pursue other projects and write a book. Shortly after, the company was sold.

The first Best Made axes (2009)
The First Workshop at 368 Broadway, New York (2010)
Our first piece of outerwear. The Heavy Waxed Cruiser (2010)
Our shop at 36 White Street, New York
Best Made axes on their way to the Saatchi Gallery, London (2011)
A knife restoration workshop in our shop at 36 White Street, New York (2016)
On an adventure in Patagonia with Francis Mallmann (2014)
Best Made goes to Japan (2015)
The Best Made team outside our surplus pop-up in Soho, New York (2017)
Our shop at 145 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles
Inside our Axe Workshop in Denton, Maryland
The Relaunch

Four years after he left, Buchanan-Smith received an unexpected offer to buy the company back. He reacquired Best Made in November 2023 and is currently re-imagining the brand and a new line of products.

What you need to know:

The Official Relaunch, including a new site, and new products are scheduled for September 2024. There will be product pre-releases before then.

In terms of product, we are starting from scratch. The product we currently have in development ranges from the familiar to the unexpected, and everything in between. Most of the product is scheduled to launch this fall. We will be pre-releasing some products before then.

We are currently looking for an Administrative Specialist. Learn more.

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Until the official relaunch in September 2024, this site is the temporary home for Best Made Company. We will be updating it regularly.