Bespoke Post is a monthly membership club that delivers high-quality lifestyle products from up-and-coming brands. It’s voted as one of the best men’s subscription boxes of 2022 by our readers and it’s a great box for women and couples as well.
When you sign up, there’s a quiz to determine your preferences and interests, then you’re matched with a new themed box every month. For $49 per month, each box promises at least $70 in retail value with items ranging from outdoor gear, barware, home, and kitchen goods, clothing, and more.
Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview your Bespoke Post box before it ships and you can easily swap for a different box or skip the month for no charge. You only pay for the months that interest you.
This is a review of the "Slash" box.
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Bespoke Post always has a good presentation. Their boxes are instantly recognizable. I like that they have the perfect box or bag for any item you order. This box is very skinny and long. The box typically comes with a card to let you know what's inside, as well as a little bit about each item. This month's card just tells you about the item and what you should and shouldn't do with it.
Inside the Bespoke Post "Slash" Box
Barebones Japanese Nata Tool with Sheath - Retail Price $69.99
I've been eyeing this machete-like blade for several months and decided to finally pull the trigger on it. This is a Japanese Nata-inspired tool by Barebones for pruning, trimming, splitting small pieces of wood, and other garden and forestry projects. The total item measures just over 19 inches: a 12-inch blade with a 7-inch hardwood handle with a walnut finish. The blade is only sharpened on one side, in the traditional way of the Japanese blade it gets its inspiration from. Unlike those tradition blades, this one is sharpened with a perpendicular end, which helps with things like removing bark or making shavings. The blade is stainless steel: durable and easy to sharpen. The sheath is a waxed canvas with a reinforce liner and a belt loop on the back (which I just realized I forgot to photograph). It's held in place with a snap. There is a leather loop around the sheath and I have no idea what it is for.
To be totally honest, I don't even know what I'm going to use this for. I just always wanted a machete in case, you know, I need it. We do have a lot of bushes and trees on our property. I suspect I'll whip this out for pruning purposes, next time I hit the trail, or want to terrorize a group of kids at Camp Crystal Lake.
I was very happy with my choice this month. I've never had a machete before, so I jumped at the opportunity. Bespoke Post offers numerous different types of blades, but this one really stands out. I like that it looks different that most machete0like blades. I love the Japanese inspiration and the hardwood handle. It feels substantial, but also comfortable in my hand. I also really like the straight end. All in all, another successful item from Bespoke. It's hard to go wrong when you can pick what you want.
Let's Talk About Value
This blade retails at $70. The subscription's cost starts at $49. That's a $21 savings, which is the lowest amount you can expect from this sub. They promise $70 or more and that's exactly what it is this month. Not a complaint, but they probably could have thrown something together this knife. With the money I saved, I may buy a sharpening stone.
To Wrap Up
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