.410 Gauge Walking Stick Gun

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There’s something undeniably dapper about a gentleman with a discreet walking stick gun – a tool originally designed as a defensive weapon against the street urchins and ruffians of the Victorian era. The vintage .410 gauge walking stick/shotgun you see above is an original, working example and is leather covered with a brass collar concealing the…

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Asprey Pocket Knife & Game Counter

Asprey Pocket Knife

This ivory-handled Asprey pocket knife has a clever game counter and place finder built into its side – to ensure that the country gent can keep tabs on his afternoon’s shooting without losing count. The knife itself contains one large blade and two smaller blades, a flat-head screwdriver, a wood-saw, a cartridge-extractor for 12 & 16-bore…

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Magnum Damascus Knife by Böker

Damascus Steel Knife

Damascus steel was first invented 300 years before the birth of Christ, the original methods used to create it were lost for centuries and only relatively recently have metallurgists reverse engineered the process to the point where they can now create ingots of the metal that are indistinguishable from the original. In 2006 a research team…

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Hip Flask Book Safe

Hipflask Book Hiding Place

Most enthusiastic drinkers will tell you that it’s important to have a stash somewhere in the house that the other half doesn’t know about – with the best hiding spot being inside a book that they’ll never even look at twice, like a boring plain black volume called “An Encyclopaedia of American Humor”. Each one…

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Pop’s EDC Kit by Kaufmann Mercantile

Pops EDC Kit by Kaufmann Mercantile

Pop’s EDC Kit by Kaufmann Mercantile is designed to be a pocket-friendly everyday carry kit that can be easily customised to include your house and/or car keys. The kit can be bought as the pouch only, or fully equipped – the fully equipped kit includes a waterproof brass lighter, a pry bar, a flat head and phillips head…

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Sterling Silver Pocket Compass

Silver Pocket Compass

There’s a lot to be said for having a compass on you at all times, you never know when that world-ending ebola outbreak is going to occur and in the meantime, if your iPhone battery dies you’ll still have a hope of not getting lost. The 1.4 inch compass pictured here is handmade in England from…

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Celestron Ambassador Refractor Telescope

Celestron Brass Classic  Ambassador Refractor Telescope

I’ve promised myself that one day, I’ll have the kind of house on a hill that requires a brass telescope in the corner. Sadly for me, that day is not today – but I know that many of you have houses with large windows that look out over the sprawling masses below. If you’re one…

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Speedster Espresso Machine

Speedster Espresso Machine

On first seeing the Speedster Espresso Machine my first thoughts were that I needed to open a cafe, just so I’d have an excuse to buy one and put it on display. Then I remembered that I’d probably become verbally abusive of anyone that came in and ordered decaf, soya or a “cup o’ chino”….

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Brass Knuckle Bottle Opener

Brass Knuckle Bottler Opener

This Brass Knuckle Bottle Opener by Drinique is exactly the sort of thing Hunter S. Thompson would have used to open his Pepsi. Or beer. Or anything really. It probably isn’t a bottle opener you’ll want to have nearby if your home bar often descends into drunken violence, but if that isn’t a problem for you…

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Feuerhand Lantern

Feuerhand Lantern

The Feuerhand Lantern is a classic designs that’s been used for centuries and with a full tank, it’ll stay lit for over 20 hours – shaming many modern electric lanterns. The light it gives off has a nice warm glow to it, making it perfect for nights on the porch – or in the garage….

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Rally Navigator

Rally Navigator 1_Fotor

Rally Navigator is a new and very clever way of creating roadbooks, an essential method of touring cross country used by Paris-Dakar competitors and other cross country endurance racers the world over. Up until now, the only way to create a roadbook was to hire a professional or shell out a small fortune to buy…

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