Maruko Tools

Maruko Tools

I'm restocked with brand new Maruko jacks and parcioffis.  Tweezers coming soon.

If you're unfamiliar, Maruko tools are handmade by an expert metalsmith (and former glassblower) at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan and are excellent in so many ways. These are my favorite jacks and tweezers and I'm happy to help Maruko sell them in the US.
Maruko tools are well-known among professionals for their excellent craftsmanship, smooth feel on glass, 'just right' spring and thoughtful design.  I've been importing them for myself and friends for over a decade and am now in the process of distributing them more broadly.  Until I have a proper website for Maruko and other tools, here's information and images of what's available.
    • •  Maruko medium jacks have a blade made from a steel alloy that is super smooth on the glass, one of the reasons I love them and a handle with just the right amount of spring for my taste.  I stock medium jacks with a 45mm wide strap, the standard blade and either medium (140cm) or slightly longer (160cm) handles--my favorite go-to jacks. 
    • •  I stock Maruko cup jacks with standard thin cup blades, a slightly wider strap (45mm) and either medium (130cm) or slightly longer (140cm) handles. 
    • •  I have custom-spec large jacks designed based on my large Dinos in either standard blade or oval blade.  They are a bit larger than large Dinos.
    • •  Maruko Tweezers are more rigid than most and are available with a flat or beaked tip that grabs even when waxy. The large tweezers are especially beefy with a dab of brass at the end for extra balance and bonking power; I use them from cups to the biggest work.  While beaked tweezers are great for bubble picking, tweezing lips and grabbing just about anything (even when waxy), please note that the beaked tip is not well-suited for picking open a bubble (like for incalmo or switching an axis); I jack-and-crack or use regular tweezers for those particular tasks.
    • •  Parcioffi handles are beautiful in stainless (as they ALL should be!) and accepts sticks (wood or graphite) of 15mm/.6" diameter. I use graphite in mine and just belt sand down the graphite part that inserts in the handle, then epoxy it in.  You don't want graphite falling out!
Detailed Specs and Prices:
Cup jacks have 45mm wide strap, 200mm blade
 - standard handle (130mm handle, 410mm overall length)
 - longer handle (140mm handle, 410mm overall length)
$380 either.
Medium jacks have 45mm wide strap, 230mm blade
 - standard handle (140mm handle, 450mm OAL) -- OUT OF STOCK
 - longer handle (160mm handle, 470mm OAL) 
$440 either
Large jacks of my design, tweaked a bit from large Dino specs. 
52mm strap, 160mm handle, 280mm blade, 545mm OAL.  Available with oval (one left) or standard blades (OUT OF STOCK). 
Stainless parcioffi handles - (40mm/140mm/255mm OAL) - $190 
Large tweezers - 343mm OAL - $190 (beaked or flat tip) 
Medium tweezers - (Out of stock) 280mm OAL - $150 (beaked or flat tip) 
Small tweezers - (One beaked available) 230mm OAL - $125 (beaked or flat tip) 
Shipping $15 domestically or free pick up in San Francisco.
Please contact me through the contact form here with what you would like, or via facebook or Instagram messenger (I don't want to put my email to guard against spam). I can take checks or paypal.  LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IF YOU WANT A REPLY.
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