Our practice just acquired Barton Perreira. They are easily one of the coolest brands out there. On the first day we sold 3 pieces. They are 100% hand made in Japan by talented craftsmen and artisans. The cool thing about Barton Perreira is that they are exclusive. Instead of mass-producing, they make each style in limited quantities. With all respect, I think it's safe to say that Bill Barton and Patty Perreira know a few things about making a product that's genuine and lasting.