About me

My name is Ko Baas. I live in the northern part of the Netherlands in the beautiful province Drenthe. On the top of the page you see a “hunebed”, a grave monument more than 4000 years old. There are several of these close to my home.
I carve netsuke since 1997. I will show you some of my work on this website.
I try to make the netsuke in the old tradition so that they could be used as functional objects. The netsuke I make are a pleasure to handle. I mainly use boxwood. Sometimes I use materials like stag antler, mammoth ivory, horn and teeth.

Harald Hayen is a dear friend of mine who lives in Germany. A very skilled carver of netsuke and ojime. Please have a look at his website: netsuke.de

In december 2023 I started carving Bokutô and Gyotô. Inspired by my fellow carver Harald Hayen. I have always been fascinated by them. And they are great fun to carve.


I can be contacted about my work by email.


For sale

Most of the works on my site is not for sale or already sold. And I gave a lot of them to my family. But at the moment there are one or two available. If interested please contact me by email.