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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Celestron 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

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

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

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 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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