A few weeks ago, I encountered Kaufman Mercantile somewhere along my internet-based travels. You know how sometimes you see a product, and suddenly realize that you really need it, despite having never previously given it a thought or even realized it existed? That happens when you start browsing Kaufman Mercantile. While I have had a suspicion for some time now that I am the sort of person who should have a hatchet, only since discovering Kaufman Mercantile’s selection of “products that will outlast you” have I determined that I also require the set of hand drills, key chain pry bar, fire starter, and double sided eraser/eraser brush also available at the Brooklyn-based online retailer. Anyone would have to be impressed with a retailer whose products range from binder clips to knife sharpeners and axes. I don’t have $125 free to spend on a fancy, vintage-y stapler, but when I do, I know where I can find one.

1. El Casco Chrome Desk Stapler
2. All Brass Index Clips
3. Merchant & Mills Sewing Notions Set

1. Gimlet Hand Drills
2. Estwing Camping Hatchet
3. Magnesium Fire Starter

1. Hermetus Bottle Opener and Resealer
2. Water Resistant Canvas Bike Saddle Bag
3. EDC Kit (pry bar, screwdrivers, lighter, and tweezers)
4. Lemon Peel Baseball

Aside from products appropriate for people with an appreciation for handmade goods, old-fashioned tools, and accessories cowboys might carry, Kaufman Mercantile also offers beautifully packaged grooming and kitchen supplies, like the shampoo bar and cocktail bitters below.

1. J.R. Liggett’s Shampoo Bar
2. Scrappy’s Cocktail Bitters

Kaufman Mercantile also curates a fascinating blog spotlighting the type of topics that would be interesting to the type of people that shop at Kaufman Mercantile. I particularly liked their feature on YouTube based Museum of Obsolete Objects, and a post discussing mother of pearl which featured a photo of a particularly lovely revolver.

3 Responses to “Outlast”
  1. Martha Sherman says:

    I’ve bookmarked this website. Looks very interesting. Thanks!

  2. Matt Swartzen says:

    This is such a cool website. Check out http://www.muji.us/ It has a very similar effect. Bunch of cool stuff.


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