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Bespoke Post “Slash” Subscription Box Review

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornOct 1, 2022 | 5 comments

Bespoke Post
3.9 overall rating
107 Ratings | 38 Reviews

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.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

 

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.

Verdict

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

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the "Slash" is available at the time of this post.

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What do you think of the "Slash" Bespoke Post box? Let us know in the comments below.

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Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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5 comments

Lisa B

Carlos I love your reviews of Bespoke but this had me in stiches “I don’t even know what I’m going to use this for”, I totally feel that!
I want to add that I forgot to choose my box this month (not the 1st time) and called them. They kindly swapped my box for one of my choice. I will be a Bespoke subscriber forever.

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sparker

I’ve never seen one of these! I’m assuming it used more in an axe-like fashion and not like a saw, correct?

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Carlos Lamborn

Correct. It’s essentially a Japanese machete. More for hacking brush and limbs. Thanks for commenting.

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zo

Camp Crystal Lake – hehe

I want to get this and just go through somewhere with thick flora and just bushwack the heck out of the place.

What I will actually do, however, is get the refill candle thingee instead. I’m boring.

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Carlos Lamborn

One person’s boring is another person’s perfect day. Thanks for commenting.

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