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Origin Story: Titanium Heritage

Written by: Mickey Godfrey

March 11th , 2021

 

No product better embodies the spirit and craftsmanship of Snow Peak than the humble titanium mug. This simple and durable piece of tableware has remained relatively unchanged since the first model was introduced and it continues to be a go to vessel for outdoor fans, and camp aficionados around the world.


Our mug was born in Tsubame-Sanjo, known locally in Japan as the hardware capital for its storied history of finely crafted metal work, home to some of the most gifted titanium manufacturers in the world. This is where every single titanium Snow Peak item is made.



Titanium is one of the most difficult metals in the world to work with. It does not easily flatten unless rolled out in a process that has been perfected over the years by the craftsmen of Tsubame-Sanjo.

In turn, not only do the workers understand the extremely finicky manufacturing process, but they also have the experience, intuition and eye to detect even the smallest defect during production and can help ensure machines are finely tuned for any adjustments that may be needed along the way.



Since it was first introduced, our titanium mug has remained one of Snow Peak’s best selling products, not only for camping, but also in day-to-day life. Titanium is ultralight, corrosion resistant, and never leaves a metallic taste in your mouth.



It’s because of these benefits that the titanium process is transferred to an extended line of products across all collections including cookware, cutlery, bottles, and kitchen tools.



Snow Peak Founder Yukio Yamai’s dreamt of developing a higher quality of product than what was being offered on the market. It is with Yukio's spirit and intent that we continue to revisit our manufacturing process and our camping products - ushering in a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature with friends and family.

Take a look at the entire titanium line of products across all categories. View our Titanium Camping Gear.