The collection of Kobashi Studio is traditionally manufactured by hand made with vintage machines. Let us explain our selected materials and how it is made.
Japanese Solid Brass
Optimal made-in-Japan solid brass is selected. Example handmade brass key hook is C3604, brass business card case is C2680 by JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). Stamped Kobashi in Japanese letters.
The original solid brass key hook made from straight brass rod is handmade by a second-generation metal craftsman family. Curved shape fits the body.
Sand Casted Parts
The buckle, belt hooks, snaps, shackles, rolling rings are sand casted and hand-madse by an independent craftsman family and a small metal hardware production company since 1948
Solid Brass Chain
The vintage-feel solid brass chain is woven by a master machine operator with a chain-making machine from more than 50 years ago. We have variety of choices of solid brass chain selection.
Wire Rolled Ring
Solid brass wire rolled rings selected for keychains are made by a specialiy wire rolled ring company since 1972 in Tokyo
Press molded solid brass products are produced by a family-operated press molding company since 1974 in Chiba
Solid brass matte finish and color is controlled by an independent barrel polishing craftsman family in Saitama
Solid Brass Plating
The steel spring is solid brass color plated by a family operated plating company since 1915 in Tokyo
The handmade 10oz green cotton canvas bag made in Osaka or the waxed paper envelop made in Saitama is available for packaging. The hand-crafted tag is made in Okayama, all hand-stamped.
Japanese Saddle Leather
The shining oiled finish saddle leather made by a tanner since 1937 in Tochigi is selected. Lovely scent, 100% vegetable tanned.
All processes of wallet production are done by one craftsman in Chiba. Time-consuming hand polished finish.
Solid Brass Parts
Solid brass snap fastners are made by the oldest snap fastner company since 1909 in Chiba. Solid brass eyelets made by a family-operated eyelet company since 1947 in Osaka is selected.