Our Tools and How We Make Them
We make strong, classic, lean hand tools for the expert tool user. Being an expert tool user isn’t about having a certain profession, but rather having a high level of technical skill and a curious, independent mind. The expert appreciates intentional design, reliability, and attention to detail.
To meet our users’ needs, we do a lot of things differently than other tool companies. We hire the best engineers and designers and ask them to focus on putting your dollars where it matters—on functional aspects like using the best materials, refining production processes, and maximizing strength and leverage. Our tools are designed to work better and cost less than the competition's because we realize that tools, like many things, don't have to be expensive to work well—they need to be made well to work well.
We don't offer multiple levels of quality—just one exceptional level we call Tekton. Without repeating names or creating ambiguity about what the tools do, we create a single line of tools that are organized into clear and consistent systems. We put all of our tools through a meticulous quality control process, where we test performance and screen for flaws down to the smallest details like burrs and mismatched parting lines.
To make our tools, we contract with skilled manufacturing partners across different countries and industries. We work with wood carvers in our hometown, metal fabricators and finishers in the United States, wrench makers in Taiwan, hammer forgers in China, and many other partners here and abroad.
In all situations, we make design and manufacturing choices with one overarching objective in mind: to give you the best hand tool you’ve ever owned.
How do we know that we’ve got it right? We pay attention to your feedback, but we also make sure that the results feel right to us personally. The tools we make are the tools that we ourselves want to own and use for years to come.