Interior designers (and self-proclaimed Japanophiles) Roman and Williams got their start in Hollywood, and still bring a set designer’s critical eye to every product they choose for both their online shop and their downtown Manhattan Guild emporium and restaurant.
We’re currently craving a hand-forged folding Japanese gardening knife they came across on their travels in the Banshu region in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan:
In the garden, use the folding knife to prune, trim, and cut back perennials and small shrubs.
The knife’s design “has remained unchanged since the Meiji period (1868-1912),” say Roman and Williams.
Upgrading your garden tools (or looking for tips on how to clean, sharpen, and maintain your collection in the off-season)? Read more: