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Goods Guide: Tools of the Trade

December 10, 2015

Whatever your trade may be -- whether you are a writer, chef, artist, designer, traveler or tinkerer -- there are tools you need for success. We know that having the right vessel for these tools is essential for creativity (not to mention productivity), so we'd like to share with you our guide to the best carryalls for the tools that mean the most to you. 

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Knife Roll: Designed for professional chefs, outdoor cooking enthusiasts, or anyone looking to protect and transport a full set of knives and culinary accessories. Developed in collaboration with Denver-based chef Jeff Osaka (of Osaka Ramen, the upcoming Sushi-Rama, and the late Twelve restaurant), this limited-edition piece combines practical functionality with durable materials and refined details -- providing a handsome, heirloom-quality alternative to the standard kitchen tool case.

Roll-Up: A modern take on the traditional tool roll, the Roll-up is a versatile case for organizing small tools and accessories. Holds pens and pencils, bicycle tools, makeup brushes, paint brushes, or whatever else you can fit in the slots. Roll it up for compact carrying; unroll for convenient access. Flap can be folded at any height to accommodate longer objects. 

WS + DP 4 Barrel Pen Holster: Doane Paper was born when founder Chad Doane set out to design a hybrid note-taking paper that would attract two disparate camps: fans of the good old lined legal pad, and grid paper die-hards. After establishing his signature Grid+Lines concept, he developed a series of notebooks and notepads in a variety of sizes and formats. More stationery-related goods followed, united by a focus on eco-friendly materials, streamlined design, and quality craftsmanship. This is one of two leather pieces (along with the Utility Notebook Cover) designed specifically for Doane Paper's + dp division. Crafted from 4 oz vegetable tanned, waxed Horween leather, and machine stitched with heavy gauge nylon thread; so you can carry your favorite writing and drawing tools around in style.

Tool Roll: Larger and heavier than our Roll-up, our Tool Roll is a versatile case for organizing tools and accessories. Roll it up for compact storage; unroll for convenient access. Designed to hold screwdrivers, chisels, wrenches, large brushes, or whatever else you can fit in the slots (16 total). Pockets are pinched to give volume for tool handles and staggered so that longer tools will nest next to each other. Constructed from our heavyweight 20oz waxed cotton canvas and stitched with heavy gauge nylon thread. Features an adjustable leather closure tab with logo imprint and solid brass buckle.

Briefcase: Smaller and slimmer than the Day Bag, our new Briefcase is a sturdy, versatile bag with a YKK double-slider zipper closure designed for carrying daily work essentials. Constructed from 20oz waxed cotton canvas, the Briefcase features solid brass hardware, rivet-enforced pockets, slim leather carry handles, and a detachable leather shoulder strap, plus a handy laptop/tablet sleeve on the interior. 

Drawstring Kit: A fun and functional alternative for carrying and organizing daily supplies or travel essentials. Made from our lightweight 10oz waxed canvas and detailed with metal grommets, leather drawstring, and laser-etched leather closure tab. Canvas dividers help keep the small stuff in place when you're on the go. Compact enough to stash in a bag while traveling and handsome enough to display on a shelf or desk to keep your supplies handy. Perfect for toiletries, first aid necessities, small camping tools, or art supplies.