Music Hall MMF-2.2 Turntable

The MMF-2.2 Turntable by Music Hall is an audiophile-quality record player that can produce a class of sound from vinyl that many of us aren’t used to, and it does it for far fewer clams than most would expect to pay for something with the word audiophile associated with it. Vinyl has been seeing a surge…

Read More

Etón Hand-Crank Two-Way Survival Radio

The Etón Hand-Crank Two-Way Survival Radio is a small communications system designed to be used during or shortly after earthquakes, as well as floods, tsunamis, bush fires and other natural or man made disasters. It has a built in AM/FM/NOAA weather radio, a two-way GMRS radio, an SOS beacon, an LED flashlight, a siren and…

Read More

DemerBox Stereo

James Demer is a location sound mixer known for his work on films like Bowling for Columbine, Winter’s Bone and TV shows like Survivor and The Apprentice. While on location in Alaska a few years ago he needed to create a portable sound box so he took a Pelican case, a lithium-ion battery some waterproof speakers and…

Read More

Swedish FireSteel Fire Starter

Swedish FireSteel was originally developed by the Swedish Department of Defense – due to the weather conditions in Sweden a fire starter was needed that was waterproof, snowproof, altitude immune and exceedingly reliable. Matches, lighters and other traditional methods of starting fires all have significant drawbacks, so there’s a huge benefit to a small, simple…

Read More

The Sicura Instalite

The Sicura Instalite is a watch with an interesting history behind it – it’s the first mechanical wristwatch ever made with a separate electrical system for backlighting. Although you may never have heard of the Sicura before the company is actually closely related to Breitling, in 1979 when Breitling went bankrupt due to the challenge…

Read More

Yashica Mat-124 G

The Yashica Mat-124 G was produced by the Japanese camera manufacturer between 1968 and 1971, the model was fitted with a 4 element, 80mm F3.5 lens and shot images at 6 cm x 6cm. The Mat-124 G is a popular camera on the vintage market and film is still easy to come by, the one…

Read More

Heuer ‘Super Autavia’ Dashboard Chronograph

The dashboard chronograph was an essential part of the instrument cluster on cars in the pre-digital age, in fact they were probably more important than either the speedometer or tachometer. The Heuer ‘Super Autavia’ dashboard chronograph you see above is an original unit from 1959, it has a normal clock on the main face and…

Read More

Asprey Pocket Knife & Game Counter

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…

Read More

Magnum Damascus Knife by Böker

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…

Read More

Hip Flask Book Safe

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…

Read More

Sterling 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…

Read More