Join Kakuri’s Global Distribution Network
Would your woodworking customers appreciate authentic hand tools from Japan? We are looking for distributors and dealers to join our established global network.
In addition to highly competitive wholesale pricing, we provide our distribution partners with detailed guidance and knowledge of each tool’s proper usage, maintenance, and historical background so that your representatives can confidently pass this information on to your customers.
Contact us by filling in the form below to learn more about the benefits of distributing Kakuri tools.
Why Work with Kakuri?
Woodworking professionals and hobbyists in Japan have long valued Kakuri products. In recent years, we have begun selling internationally with great success. As our customer base grows, we attribute this success to continuing our mission of providing professional-quality tools at affordable prices.
Quality You Can Trust
Since the beginning of our business in 1946, we have been working to supply quality products at affordable prices by utilizing our connections with master craftsmen in Sanjo, Niigata, one of the leading blacksmith towns in Japan. The most vital aspect of our company is this close cooperation with the local craftsmen who are so familiar with the tools we produce.
Beautiful Design & Finish
Tools are meant to be used, so "functionality" is the top priority in each product’s design. With this in mind, many of our products are designed in a way that invites the woodworker to choose them as their preferred daily tools (such as the hammered surfaces of our kiridashi knives).
Reliability & Longevity
Our Japanese woodworking tools are long-lasting and reliable. For the best results, however, they need to be adequately cared for like any quality hand tool. We provide distribution partners with detailed instructions to help educate customers on proper tool maintenance and storage.
No Middleman = Lower Prices
As the manufacturer of all Kakuri products, we are able to provide additional savings to our distributors and dealers by selling directly at highly competitive wholesale prices. No middleman adds to your profit margin.
Proven Sales Track Record
We are a long-established woodworking tool manufacturer with a strong reputation in Japan and growing brand recognition worldwide.
Hand Planes: Total annual shipment of approximately 50,000 pieces
Hand Saws: Total annual shipment of approximately 100,000 units
Amazon.com Ranking: No.1 in "Hand Planes & Accessories" category
Tutorials & Educational Content
We provide easily accessible instructional content that demonstrates how to use our products on our website and YouTube channel. These can be used by your representatives to expand their knowledge of Japanese hand tools, or be shared with your customers to help answer questions they may have about Kakuri products, thereby improving customer satisfaction and reducing the number of customer support inquiries.
In addition, we can answer any questions that you may have about our products by contacting us directly.
Learn More About Us
Pricing & Fees
Wholesale Prices: We guarantee highly competitive wholesale prices to our distribution partners. Contact us with the inquiry form below for the latest pricing information.
Sample Prices:Samples can be shipped at FOB price from 1 piece for all products.We will bear the shipping costs for sample requests of more than ¥100,000.
Handling Fees: There is no fee for transactions in Japanese yen (JPY). For other currencies, we charge $45 per transaction. The customer is responsible for all customs duties.
Shipping Fees: In the case of air transportation, the customer is responsible for the total amount. In the case of shipping by sea, the customer is responsible for all shipping costs beyond the port in Japan (FOB*).
* FOB (Free on Board) means the cost of transporting goods to the nearest port and loading them onto the ship is included in the price.
Wholesale Price Example
The following is an illustrative example. Please contact us for current pricing.
Wholesale Product Lineup
The following best-selling products are available for wholesale purchase.
- Kakuri Miniplane Eco Oak Body
- Kakuri Wood Chisel 3-Piece Set
- Kakuri Kiridashi Knife 18 mm
- Kakuri Spare Blade Type Ryoba Saw Cork Handle 240 mm
- Kakuri Honing Guide (for Smoothing Plane and Chisel) KBS-50
- Japanese Planes
- Japanese Chisels
- Japanese Saws
- Japanese Knives
- Japanese Hammers
- Japanese Woodworking Tools
- Japanese Scissors
Custom Logo: As we are not a white-label manufacturer, this option is not available.
Custom Leather: Changing the leather color is possible, starting from 5,000 units**.
Custom Sets: It is possible to create custom sets, depending on the products. It may be necessary to prepare a custom case, so please consult with us.
**The Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) varies depending on the product.
Please contact us to discuss your customization needs via the inquiry form below.
How to Order Samples
We provide samples at cost. Follow the steps below to submit your request.
- Contact us via the inquiry form below with a request for sample products.
- We will send you our product catalog (PDF).
Fill in the necessary information and the quantity you want on the attached order sheet and return it to us.
- We will send you a quote.
- If you approve the quote, you may proceed with the payment.
- The preparation of samples for shipment usually takes 2–3 weeks. We will ship out the sample once it is ready.
- If you are satisfied with our products, please let us know, and we will discuss your first order quantities and optimal shipping arrangements.
Transportation Cost & Delivery
Shipping Methods: In the case of surface mail (FOB), the customer will arrange the route beyond the Japanese port. For air shipping, we will deliver it by EMS (UPS or DHL may be substituted upon our discretion).
Shipping Cost Estimates: We will provide a price list, including the approximate figures by destination and package size. Please note that rates are subject to change depending on the courier.
Customs Duties: Customers are responsible for 100% of customs duties.
Risk & Insurance: As per the FOB conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What are your payment terms?
We accept payment in Japanese yen (JPY) or U.S. dollars (USD) via TT (Telegraphic Transfer) or PayPal. Shipment will be dispatched upon confirmation of total payment.
Q2. Do you have a catalog?
Please fill up the contact form and we will send you the catalog.
Q3. How do I order a sample?
Please refer to “How to Order Samples” above.
Q4. What is the average lead time?
Within 30 days after payment is confirmed.
Q5. Do you guarantee safe and secure delivery of products?
We guarantee our products under Incoterms (international commercial terms).
Q6. Is there a minimum order quantity?
No, there are no specific requirements.
Q7. How long are your quotes valid?
We honor quotes up to 30 days after issue.
Q8. Is there a Kakuri distributor in my area?
You may check for nearby distributors here.
Q9. I do not own a business. How can I purchase Kakuri tools?
You may purchase Kakuri products through a distributor near you, or through the product links on our website.
Q10. What happens with my email address and other information?
Request Product Catalog or Samples