Page 1


LAKSEN COLLECTION 2 0 1 6 / 17


CONTENTS 4-7

BALFOUR · Tweed garments for men

8 - 10 ESK · Tweed garments for men

62

GRACE · corduroy trousers for women

11 - 13 DORSET · Tweed garments for men

63

Scarves & socks · for women

14

65

Footwear · for women and men

15 MATTERHORN · Loden shooting coat for men

66

Hunting shirts · for men

16 RAINERHORN · Loden shooting vest for men 17 TURNERKAMP & ZUG · Loden breeks and caps for men 18 WINGFIELD LIGHT · light shooting jacket for men

67 WINDSOR & NEWCOMBE · knitwear for men

19

DORCHESTER · quilted jacket for men

70 WINGSHOOTER · micro-fibre hunting vest for men

20 GOODRICH · lightweight quilted jacket for men

71 TRAILTRACKER · light waterproof hunting clothes for men

KUFSTEIN · Loden shooting coat for men

68

HIGHLAND · parka coat for men

69

GUNMASTER · hunting vest for men

21 DONNINGTON · lightweight quilted vest for men 22 - 23 YATES & WILTON · lambswool knitwear for men

72 FIELDMASTER · light waterproof hunting trousers for men

24 - 28 Men’s shirts

73 YUKON · waterproof hunting clothes for men

29

74 KUDU · lightweight waterproof hunting clothes for men

Socks & Garter Ties · for men

30 - 31 Ties 32

Bowties & handkerchiefs

33

Cufflinks

75 KODIAK · hardwearing waterproof hunting clothes for men 76 KAMCHATKA · super insulated hunting jacket and trousers for men

34 - 35 Scarves

77

36 - 37 SUTHERLAND · corduroy trousers for men

78 LADY YUKON · waterproof hunting clothes for women

38

79 LADY KODIAK · hardwearing waterproof hunting clothes for women

SUTHERLAND · corduroy breeks for men

CTX™ membrane

39 BROADLAND · moleskin sports jackets and waistcoats for men

80

Hunting shirts · for women

40

81

ORIBI · fleece jacket for women

41 BROADLAND · moleskin breeks for men

83

CAPE · fleece vest for men

42 BROADLAND · moleskin shooting vests and caps for men

84

DUIKER · fleece jacket for men

43 - 49 Article: “Italian guns, a class of their own” 50 - 52 MELVILLE · Tweed garments for women

85

NYALA · fleece jacket for men

86

WOODCOCK · fleece jacket for men

53 LADY DORCHESTER · quilted jacket for women

87

CLAY & CLAY XL · soft shell shooting jackets for men

54

88 - 89 Leather goods

BROADLAND · moleskin trousers for men

AUDLEY · lightweight quilted jacket for women

55 - 56 JEAN & SYKES · lambswool knitwear for women 57 - 59 Women’s shirts

90 - 92 Gloves & mittens 93

WARM GEAR · technical fleece wear for neck and body

60 LADY BROADLAND · moleskin trousers and breeks for women

94

Accessories · hats, gloves, gaiters, etc.

2

61 LADY BROADLAND · moleskin shooting vests for women

95 ALL NATURAL · all-purpose balm for leather, rubber and oilskin 96

Dealer contact


Dear Reader! Welcome to our 2016/17 catalogue. The catalogue presents our latest collection of Laksen Sporting goods comprising some 400 different products. About half of these are new products, which will appear in the shops for the first time in the autumn of 2016. Product development is essential to us, and we are pleased to be able to introduce new designs within practically all categories of products in our collection. Without the feed-back we receive from the numerous loyal Laksen costumers and dealers on the more than 25 markets around the world, where Laksen goods are sold, it would not be possible for us to continue – year after year – to develop so many new products. For that we are grateful, just as we are grateful for the many new customers that buy our products every year. As usual, in addition to presenting our latest collection, the catalogue also comprises an article of more general interest. This time we take a look at Italian sporting guns and some of their famous makers. Gunmaking traditions in Italy reach back all the way to the era of the Roman empire, and Italian gunmakers are still able to maintain a leading position in the world – both when it concerns mass-produced guns for the ordinary hunter and shooter, and when it concerns luxury bespoke guns and sublime craftsmanship for discerning customers around the world. In many ways, 2016 is a year of change for us. In the future we will communicate with or customers in a different way than hitherto. For instance, we will in the future primarily be using film and videos to present Laksen Sporting and our products. Videos will be made available on various digital media including our own YouTube canal. Film and videos will of course also be available for viewing via our completely re-designed and user-friendly website at www.laksen-sporting.com. We look forward to welcoming you there. We hope you will enjoy reading through our catalogue. Happy hunting! Lars Thomsen CEO

3


BALFOUR

4


BALFOUR

3184 Shooting coat model Roxbury Weight: 1580 g

5184 Shooting vest

3183 Shooting coat model Wingfield Weight: 1370 g

8187 Balmoral Cap

8887 Dundee Cap

8987 Highland Cap

2184 Breeks with membrane 2186 Breeks without membrane

Balfour: Scottish Tweed of 100% pure new wool, Teflon® coated, Steiner Loden and Amaretta™ reinforcements. Shooting coats and model 2184 breeks with CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.

5


BALFOUR

5185 Waistcoat

3185 Sports jacket model Field

3186 Sports jacket model Donegal

6

1184 Trousers


BALFOUR

7


ESK

8


ESK

3195 Shooting Coat model Wingfield Weight: 1370 g

5195 Shooting Vest

3196 Shooting Coat model Roxbury Weight: 1580 g

8195 Bannock Cap

8895 Dundee Cap

8995 Highland Hat

2195 Breeks with membrane 2196 Breeks without membrane

Esk: Scottish Tweed of 100% pure new wool, Teflon® coated, Steiner Loden and Amaretta™ reinforcements. Shooting coats and breeks model 2195 with CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.

9


ESK

5196 Waistcoat

3198 Sports Jacket model Donegal

3197 Sports Jacket model Field

10

1195 Trousers


DORSET 3178 Dorset Shooting Jacket model Roxbury Weight: 1580 g 2178 Breeks with membrane 2179 Breeks without membrane

11


DORSET

5178 Shooting Vest

8878 Dundee Cap

8178 Bannock Cap

3158 Shooting Jacket model Wingfield Weight: 1370 g

8978 Highland Hat

12

Dorset: Scottish Tweed of 100% pure new wool, Teflon® coated, Steiner Loden and Amaretta™ reinforcements. Shooting coat and Breeks with CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.


DORSET

3159 Sports Jacket model Donegal

5179 Waistcoat

3179 Sports Jacket model Field

1178 Trousers

13


KUFSTEIN

3175 Kufstein

14

3175 Kufstein: Shooting Coat of Steiner Loden, 100% wool, Teflon® coated. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system. Weight 1640 g.


M AT T E R H O R N

3122 Mocha

Matterhorn: Shooting Coat of Steiner Loden 100% wool, Teflon® coated, CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight 1460 g. 3123 Green

15


RAINERHORN

5181 Mocha

5182 Green

16

Rainerhorn: Hunting vest of Steiner Loden, TeflonÂŽ treated. Hand warmer pockets and inside game pocket.


TURNERKAMP & ZUG

8176 Zug Bannock Cap Steiner Loden, Teflon coated, Green

2176 Green

8177 Zug Bannock Cap Steiner Loden, Teflon coated, Mocha

2177 Mocha

Turnerkamp Breeks: Steiner Loden, Teflon® coated, CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable.

17


WINGFIELD LIGHT

18

3250 Wingfield Light, shooting coat Outer fabric 100% Tactel®. GORE-TEX® membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. 60 gram super-compressed insulation. Weight 1130 g


DORCHESTER

3617 Dorchester: Quilted jacket for men, 100% brushed micro-fibre, 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining.

19


GOODRICH

3601 Olive

20

3600 Navy

Goodrich: Lightweight quilted jacket of soft and comfortable Italian fabric with PrimaLoftÂŽ lining.


DONNINGTON

5401 Olive

5400 Navy

Donnington: Lightweight quilted jacket of soft and comfortable Italian fabric with PrimaLoft® lining and Amaretta™ reinforcements.

21


YAT E S

7904 Olive

7903 Hazelnut

7905 Blood orange

7906 Field green

7908 Azure blue

22

7907 Brick red

Yates sweater: 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.


WILTON

7911 Blood orange

7910 Olive

7913 Brick red

7912 Field green

7909 Hazelnut

Wilton sweater: 100% Italian lambswool. With Âź zipper. Machine washable on wool programme.

7914 Azure blue

23


MEN’S SHIRTS 100% cotton

7626 Daniel Brown/Olive/Orange

7627 Craig Blue/Red/Green

24

Two-ply cotton twill: 100% cotton. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.


MEN’S SHIRTS 100% cotton

7625 Moore Brick red

7622 Curtis Olive

7623 Abraham Hazelnut

7624 Victor Azure blue

Royal Oxford: 100% cotton, button-down collar. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.

25


MEN’S SHIRTS 80% cotton / 20% wool

7677 Brown

7678 Olive

26

Lancaster: 80% cotton / 20% wool. Two chest pockets.


MEN’S SHIRTS 85% cotton / 15% wool

7628 Robin Brown/Olive/Orange

7629 Alex blue/red/Green

Tattersall: 85% cotton / 15% wool. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.

27


MEN’S SHIRTS 100% cotton

7630 Ricky Hazelnut/Blood orange

7663 Winston Multicolour

7631 Bill Field green/Azure blue 100% soft brushed cotton.

28


SHOOTING SOCKS FOR MEN

8069 Hazelnut with Olive

8070 Olive with Hazelnut

8071 Brick red with Azure blue

8072 Azure blue with Brick red

Wellington Shooting Socks: Lambswool with Nylon reinforcements at heel and toe.

Multi Garter Ties 010 Hazelnut with Olive

Multi Garter Ties 011 Brick red with Azure blue

8073 Hazelnut

8074 Olive

8075 Brick red

8076 Azure blue

Windsor Shooting Socks: Lambswool with Nylon reinforcements at heel and toe.

29


TIES Laksen Sporting’s collection of neckwear is made from the finest 100% silk. The individual products combine a classical design with stylized woven hunting and shooting motifs. The collection is available in a range of colours to match any outfit or occasion.

Chamois 76 British racing green

Chamois 77 Camel

Gun dog 048 Olive

Swimming duck 054 British racing green

Stag Head 01 Chocolate

30

Gun dog 049 Blood orange

Swimming duck 058 Lime

Swimming duck 056 Orange

Stag Head 02 Sun orange

Gun dog 051 Azure blue

Gun dog 050 Field green

Swimming duck 053 Vintage red

Stag Head 04 Wine

Swimming duck 057 Pink

Stag Head 05 Loden

Swimming duck 055 Purple

Stag Head 06 Navy

Swimming duck 052 Old navy

Stag Head 87 British racing green


TIES

Pheasant 14 Old navy

Pheasant 15 Vintage red

Pheasant 16 Dust green

Woodcock 71 Old navy

Woodcock 72 Vintage red

Woodcock 73 British racing green

Flying duck 040 Old navy

Flying duck 041 Vintage red

Flying duck 042 Vintage green

Flying duck 043 Old burgundy

Boar 044 Old navy

Boar 045 Vintage red

Boar 046 British racing green

Boar 047 Chocolate

Sitting pheasant 064 Azure blue

Sitting pheasant 062 Field green

Sitting pheasant 060 Olive

Sitting pheasant 059 Hazelnut

Sitting pheasant 067 Bright orange

Sitting pheasant 061 Blood orange

Sitting pheasant 063 Brick red

31


BOW TIES, SCARVES & HANDKERCHIEFS

A Bowties 100% silk, sitting pheasant

Scarves 065 Henry, 100% Ascot

A) 259 Hazelnut B) 260 Olive C) 261 Blood orange D) 262 Field green E) 263 Brick red F) 264 Azure blue G) 265 Bright orange

B

C

Scarves 100% silk front / 100% wool back

D

G

E

F

066 Jacques Woodcock 271 Old navy 069 Odile

272 Vintage red

273 British racing green C D

B

A

E Handkerchiefs 100% silk A) 359 Hazelnut B) 360 Olive C) 361 Blood orange D) 362 Field green E) 363 Brick red F) 364 Azure blue G) 365 Bright orange

32

F

G


CUFFLINKS

021 Pheasant

023 Stag

022 Boar

030 Stag

024 Cartridge cap

029 Boar

025 Cartridge 031 Pheasant

33


SCARVES

90 Signature 100% Lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.

91 Tarland 75% Lambswool, 25% Angora. Machine washable on wool programme.

94 Woodland 75% Lambswool, 25% Angora. Machine washable on wool programme.

34


35


SUTHERLAND

1132 Red

36

1133 Moss

1134 Tile

Sutherland: Corduroy trousers for men, 100% cotton.


SUTHERLAND

1143 Navy

1144 Rust

1135 Terra

1139 Mustard

37


SUTHERLAND

2000 Moss

2001 Rust

38

Sutherland: Corduroy breeks for men, 100% cotton.


BROADLAND

Dress Vest 4100 Bronze

Donegal Sports Jacket 3100 Bronze

Dress Vest 4101 Loden

Dress Vest 4110 Navy

Donegal Sports Jacket 3110 Navy

Broadland: Moleskin for men, 100% brushed cotton, TeflonŽ coated, Amaretta™ reinforcements.

39


BROADLAND

1100 Bronze

40

1101 Loden

1108 Choco

Broadland: Moleskin trousers for men, 100% cotton, TeflonŽ coated, Amaretta™ reinforcements.

1110 Navy


BROADLAND

2100 Bronze

2101 Loden

2108 Choco

2110 Navy

Broadland: Moleskin breeks for men, 100% cotton, Teflon® coated, Amaretta™ reinforcements.

41


BROADLAND

42

Balmoral Cap 8400 Bronze

Balmoral Cap 8401 Loden

Balmoral Cap 8410 Navy

5100 Bronze

5101 Loden

5110 Navy

5106 Terra

5108 Choco

5102 Red

Broadland: Moleskin Shooting Vest for men, 100% brushed cotton with TeflonŽ, Amaretta™ reinforcements.


T R A D I T I O N A N D I N N O VAT I O N

Italian gunsa class of their own Italian gunmakers’ long tradition of producing high quality weapons goes all the way back to the era of the Roman Empire when the Roman army experimented with – for the period – sophisticated firearms. We are not yet talking guns involving bullets and gunpowder. These were not developed until several centuries later. Around 400 B.C. the ancient Greeks employed a weapon referred to as “Greek fire”. It was an incendiary mixture of naphtha, sulphur, oils, pitch, turpentine, and tars filled into iron or

stone balls which were then hurled against the enemy by means of large catapults. Unfortunately for the Greeks, the weapon fell into the hands of the Romans and subsequently became their heavily guarded secret war weapon. The Romans also used giant spears, wound in tow and dipped in the mix. These were then “blown” against the enemy through hollow beams or copper barrels by means of giant bellows. The “secret weapon” unfortunately fell into the hands of the enemy and was ultimately turned against the Romans, eventually contributing to the demise of the Empire.

Text and photos: Torsten Wegener

43


After the downfall of the Roman Empire, Italian weapon makers continued to develop ever more sophisticated slings and spring loaded heavy arms, noticeably the so-called ballista – a giant crossbow capable of firing rocks, large spears and primitive grenades quite accurately over fairly large distances. In the 1400s, the famous artist and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, was responsible for several improvements of the ballista. That, however, was not the end of this ingenious man’s influence on the history of arms. Da Vinci was fascinated by firearms and three centuries later his design for a mortar was adopted almost unaltered for cannons used in the American civil war. Da Vinci was also the creative force behind the final design of the so-called hand cannon, which arms makers in Perugia in the Umbria region had developed already in 1364. He is also attributed with the development of the very first matchlock musket, a forerunner of the later flintlock and wheellock guns. 44

However, it was neither Perugia nor Umbria that was to become the centre for modern Italian arms industry. Instead, it was the Trompia valley in eastern Lombardy – more precisely the towns of Brescia and Gardone – that became the centre of Italian gunmaking industry and remains so to the present day. The Val Trompia is wedged between the southern foothills of the Italian Alps. It was blessed with rich resources of iron ore, endless pine forests to supply firewood, and the Mella River to provide hydro power to the many small workshops and factories that sprang up in the valley. Unfortunately, not many documents have survived which could provide details of the historic development of the gunmaking industry in Val Trompia to the present day. It is a fact, however, that the valley – particularly the town of Brescia – became a centre for a very diverse iron industry, and already during the renaissance the area was widely recognised for the reliable, often lavishly decorated guns that were produced here.

The iron mines are now closed and most of the pinewood forests are gone, but the Mella River still flows through the Trompia valley, which today is densely populated and home to hundreds of smaller and larger industrial businesses. The sporting gun industry had its heyday during the 1970s and 80s, but still today a very large proportion of the small arms produced in the world bear the signature of one of the many gunmaking firms located along the Mella river in the scenic Val Trompia. Proud traditions of artisanship do not prevent Italian craftsmen from adopting new production technologies. This has certainly also been the case in the gunmaking industry, and when dedicated craftsmanship and modern computerbased production technology unite, the result is bound to be quality of the highest order.


Beretta – gunmaking through 15 generations The most famous of present-day’s Italian gunmakers is unquestionably Beretta. Beretta is not only Italy’s but the world’s largest maker of small arms – and the oldest still in operation. Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta SpA. was founded in 1526 by one Bartolomeo Beretta when he was commissioned to produce arquebus barrels for the Arsenal in Venice. By all accounts Beretta-made barrels equipped the Venetian fleet at the famous battle of Lepanto in 1571. In 1650 the company invented the breech-loading cannon, and Beretta has supplied weapons for every major European war since! The Beretta factory’s days of glory take their beginning under the leadership of the man whose name the company still bears; Pietro Beretta. While Napoleon was waging war against the Venetians

in the late 1700s, Pietro was forced to make guns for Napoleon’s army. When peace returned to Northern Italy and the demand for military weapons dwindled, Pietro and his staff of craftsmen instead turned their skills to building high quality flintlock guns for the emerging market among Italian noblesse and shooting gentry. It was, however, not until Pietro’s son, Giuseppe joined the company that things really started to pick up. Giuseppe was able to establish the Beretta name among both European and American wealthy – who, from around the middle of the 1800s began to look to Gardone rather than London

P hot o: Be r e t t a S p A .

when buying bespoke guns of the highest quality and aesthetic beauty. Giuseppe’s had a son named Pietro after his grandfather, and it is his name which to this day is engraved or stamped into every gun that leaves the Beretta factory. Inspired by the industrial revolution that took place in the USA in the early 1900s, Pietro Beretta introduced modern industrial production processes to the Beretta company. It was undoubtedly 45


In 1932, Beretta introduced their revolutionary SO over-and-under design which with very few alterations is still being produced today. Besides Browning and a few London gunmakers, no gunmaker at the time had really been successful in developing a functional over-and-under gun. Like Browning, Beretta managed to create their own unique action design – a slim, efficient and very reliable construction which since then has been copied by numerous gunmakers all over the world. Present day’s Beretta manufacturers both over-and-under, side-by-side and semi-automatic shotguns and rifles (in addition to a variety of small arms for military and law-enforcement use), but it is primarily Beretta’s unique over-andunder action design that has earned the company a strong position in every hunter’s and sport shooter’s awareness. Among sport shooters, Beretta is the leading brand globally – a result of a determined and cleverly executed marketing strategy since the 1950s. Numerous Olympic medals and international championships have been won by shooters using Beretta guns.

46

P h o to : B e re tta S p A.

this early transition to modern production methods that laid the foundation for Beretta’s growth and ultimately earned the company the status which it enjoys on the international market today.

Adding everything up, the Beretta concern is the world’s largest maker of small arms today – slightly bigger than number two; the American Remington conglomerate. The Beretta group produces a total of some 700,000 handguns annually with sporting guns accounting for some 75% of the total production. Only since 1985, Beretta has supplied more than 600,000 of their famous model M9 semi-automatic pistol to the US army. Besides the mother company, the Beretta Group today comprises several internationally well-known gunmaking firms such as Italian Benelli, Franchi, and Uberti, Finnish Sako and Tikka, and

American Stoeger – as well as the two sports optics firms, Burris and Steiner. The Beretta concern is still 100% family owned, and Ugo Gussalli Beretta is still formally the head of the concern, but his sons, Franco and Pietro, are now in charge of the day-to-day running of Beretta Italia and Beretta Group respectively. 16th generation of the Beretta dynasty is already lining up to take over when the time comes as Franco and Pietro both have children who are waiting to follow in their fathers’ and forefathers’ footsteps.


Perazzi – striving for perfection The history of Perazzi begins with a 16-year old boy’s dream of one day to build the perfect shotgun. Daniele Perazzi was tired of school and via a job as a store boy he was apprenticed at one of the well-established Gardone gunmaking firms. The young Perazzi had his head full of ideas on how he could improve the design of the guns he was working on, and at the age of only 20 he had his first self-created design ready for patenting. After that, Danielle Perazzi spent all his free time on building guns of his own design. Sundays, he would be driving around to the local shooting ranges

selling his creations, and soon his reputation began to spread. In 1957, at the age of 23 and after having served in the army, he officially established his own company; Armi Perazzi was a reality. One of the most successful Italian trap shooters at the time, Ennio Mattarelli, knew Perazzi from the shooting ranges, and when Mattarelli was selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964, he asked Perazzi to build the perfect competition gun for him. The mission was successful, Mattarelli won the gold medal. That was the start of an unrivalled success in international shooting

competitions for Perazzi; countless championships and Olympic medals have been won during the past 50 years by athletes using Perazzi guns. Today, Armi Perazzi S.p.a. is a top modern gun factory with Danielle’s son, Mauro Perazzi at the helm. The factory only produces over-and-under guns of their own design. Even though the Perazzi name is widely associated with sports shooting, the majority of the guns produced are made for game shooting. The basic model today is known as MX2000, and like the other models in the Perazzi catalogue, it is available in a variety of different finishes.

47


Antonio Zoli – every configuration of long guns The history of the Zoli family blends with the history of the Val Trompia region and its gunmaking tradition. Records indicate that Zoli ancestors were building gun actions as long ago as year 1490. Today, Antonio Zoli S.r.l. makes a wide variety of long gun configurations, and they make them beautifully. The modern Zoli company was founded just after World War II by Antonio Zoli. Today this family-owned company is run by Antonio’s grandchild, Paoli Zoli with his two sisters, Antonella and Daniela as support. Antonio Zoli was the first Italian gunmaker to produce large bore bolt action rifles. A fact that has earned the Zoli company a special place in the minds of the big game hunting frater-

nity of the world. The company also makes a range of double rifles in both side-by-side and over-and-under configuration. More than 80% of the production is sold to customers outside

Abbiatico & Salvinelli (FAMARS) – reaching for the stars The gunmaking firm Abbiatico & Salvinelli was founded in 1967 by Mario Abbiatico and Remo Salvinelli. The firm also uses the trade name FAMARS, an abbreviation of Fabbrica Armi Mario Abbiatico è Remo Salvinelli. In addition to being a master gunmaker, the late Mario Abbiatico authored several books on sporting arms. In particular, his mammoth work from 1980 about Italian gun engraving received much acclaim. After Mario Abbiatico’s premature death in 1984, the business faced difficult times. Christina, daughter of Mario and only 18 years of age at the time, took over the management of the firm assisted by her brother, Paolo, while Remo Salvinelli continued to supervise 48

the production of guns. Slowly business started to pick up again but the real turning point came when Christina married Marco Cavazzoni, the owner of Il Bulino, a company that specializes in engraving work of the highest order and is responsible for decorating the Abbiatico & Salvinelli / FAMARS guns. In 2010 an old friend of the company, the American businessman Paul Mihailides, bought a share of the business and subsequently FAMARS USA was established. That really opened the doors to this very important market, and with an annual production of now over 100 handmade bespoke guns, this famous Gardone-based gunmaker is really reaching out for the stars.


Rizzini – one family, four companies The smallest of the four Rizzini companies – Fabbrica D’Armi Fratelli Rizzini Snc. – was established in 1961 by the three brothers’ uncles, Guido and Amelio Rizzini. Their company is known simply as F.lli Rizzini and is regarded by many “gun aficionados” as one of the top three Italian gunmaking firms – along with the famous names Ivo Fabbri and F.lli Piotti.

One of the best known names among Italian gunmaking firms is Rizzini. There are – literally – several reasons for this. No less than four different companies, owned by members of the same family, are trading under the Rizzini name but operating inde­ pendently of each other. Three brothers each has his own gunmaking firm that specializes in machine manufacture of high-quality over/under guns, they are: Batista

Rizzini, who founded the Rizzini Company in 1966, trading simply under the name Rizzini; Emilio Rizzini who founded Emilio Rizzini & C., S.n.c. in 1971, trading under the name Armi Techniche; and finally, Isidore Rizzini, trading under the name F.A.I.R. Tecni Mec, also founded in 1971. The difference between typical guns made by the three brothers’ companies is almost entirely in the finish and, to some extent, in the stock design and standard engraving patterns.

Guido and Amelio regarded guns by the famous London makers as their bench­mark, but even so, they have successfully improved the design of the London type actions in various ways – patented design changes that have earned the Rizzini-name a place in the gunmaking history books. Today, the F.lli Rizzini company is managed by Guido and Amelio’s three sons, Stefano, Serafino and Franco. It is still a comparatively small business where focus remains on quality rather than volume. This is evident in the number of guns that the company turns out; at the time of writing the total production of sporting guns since the start of the business is a modest 1363 pieces.

– and all the others… A feature article about fine Italian sporting guns, unfortunately cannot offer justice to all of the dedicated craftsmen of the trade. We have decided to focus on a few of the many makers – a couple of the biggest and some of the smallest – which we believe

are representative of the many which necessarily were left out. Even though they are not mentioned, they certainly are not forgotten – Piotti, Fabbri, Bosis, Benelli, Cosmi, Bertuzzi, Fausti, Perugini & Visini, Bernadelli, Gamba – and all the others. Common to them all is the superior craftsmanship they represent, their pride of the history they share, and the deep-rooted passion for always producing the best for the many loyal users, collectors and enthusiasts across the world. 49


M E LV I L L E

50


M E LV I L L E

8135 Cap

3130 Shooting Coat Weight: 1260 g

5130 Shooting Vest

3131 Top Coat

2130 Breeks

Melville: Tweed garments for women. Scottish Tweed of 100% pure new wool, Teflon® coated, Steiner Loden and Amaretta™ reinforcements. Shooting coat and breeks with CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.

51


M E LV I L L E

3132 Dress Jacket

2131 Skirt

Melville Tweed garments for women

52


LADY DORCHESTER

3618 Lady Dorchester: Quilted jacket for women, 100% brushed micro-fibre, 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining.

53


AUDLEY

5403 Navy

54

5404 Olive

Audley: Lightweight quilted vest for women. Soft Italian fabric with med PrimaLoftÂŽ lining.


JEAN

7916 Olive

7917 Blood orange

7915 Hazelnut

7920 Azure blue

7918 Field green

7919 Brick red

Jean: V-neck sweater for women, 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.

55


SYKES

7922 Olive

7921 Hazelnut

7923 Blood orange

7924 Field green

7925 Brick red

7926 Azure blue

56

Sykes: Sweater for women. Âź zip. 100% Italian lambswool Machine washable on wool programme.


WOMEN’S SHIRTS 100% cotton

7645 Dorothy Brown/Olive/Orange

7646 Clarice Blue/Red/Green

Two-ply cotton twill: 100% cotton. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.

57


WOMEN’S SHIRTS 100% cotton

58

7641 Judy Olive

7642 Eliza Hazelnut

7643 Sue Azure blue

7644 Vicky Brick red

Royal Oxford: 100% cotton. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.


WOMEN’S SHIRTS 100% cotton & cotton/wool

7649 Babe Hazelnut/Blood orange

7650 Ruth Field green/Azure blue

Babe / Ruth 100% brushed cotton. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.

7647 Ghita Brown/Olive/Orange

7648 Violet Blue/Red/Green

Ghita / Violet: 85% cotton 15% wool. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.

59


LADY BROADLAND

1103 Bronze

1104 Loden

1109 Choco

1111 Navy

2103 Bronze

2104 Loden

2109 Choco

2111 Navy

Lady Broadland: Moleskin trousers and breeks. 100% brushed cotton, Teflon® treated, Amaretta™ reinforcements.

60


LADY BROADLAND

5111 Navy

5104 Loden

5105 Red

5103 Bronze

5107 Terra

Lady Broadland: Moleskin Shooting Vest, 100% brushed cotton, Teflon® treated, Amaretta™ reinforcements.

5109 Choco

61


GRACE

1137 Terra

62

1139 Mustard

Grace: Corduroy trousers for women, 100% cotton.


SHOOTING SOCKS & SCARVES FOR WOMEN

068 Isabelle, scarf, 100% silk

069 Odile, scarf, 100% silk, 100% silk front and 100% wool back

8080 Azure blue

8078 Olive

8079 Brick red

8077 Hazelnut

Windsor: Shooting socks for women. Lambswool with Nylon reinforcement at heel and toe.

63


64


FOOTWEAR

Chelsea Boot: Classic style boot. Super comfortable fit. Hardwearing rubber sole.

Chelsea Boot: Upper part made from hand polished leather. Soft calf’s leather lining. Women’s: 6226 Caramel Men’s: 6233 Caramel

Chelsea boot: Upper part made from oil-treated, pull-up leather. Soft calf’s leather lining. Women’s: 6225 Mocha Men’s: 6211 Mocha

Chelsea Boot suede: Upper part made from suede. Soft calf’s leather lining. Women’s: 6231 Chocolate Men’s: 6232 Chocolate

65


HUNTING SHIRTS FOR MEN

7683 Johanisberg

66

7637 Iceland

7683 Johanisberg: 100% brushed cotton. Two chest pockets. 7637 Iceland: 100% brushed cotton with light Jersey lining. Two chest pockets. Press studs.


H U N T I N G S W E AT E R S FOR MEN

Windsor 7930 Olive Windsor windbreaker: Soft and warm woolmix sweater, 50% wool 50% Acrylic. Zipped collar. Hand quilted Amaretta™ reinforcements at shoulders and elbows. CTX Air™ membrane, 100% windproof yet breathable. Machine washable on wool programme. Windsor 7929 Hazelnut

Newcombe 7927 Hazelnut

Newcombe 7928 Olive Newcombe sweater: Soft and warm woolmix sweater, 50% wool 50% Acrylic. Hand quilted Amaretta™ reinforcements at shoulders. Machine washable on wool programme.

67


HIGHLAND

68

3299 Highland Parka: Waterproof yet breathable lightweight parka with many functional features: Integral multi-adjustable waterproof hood. Radio pocket with antenna outtake and waterproof zipper. Internal fleece-lined collar. Three large functional pockets with waterproof zippers. 35 cm zipper at side hem for easy on and off. Waterproof Lycra storm cuffs with “thumb outtake”. 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable CTX™ Gold membrane. Integral CTX™ Waterstop system. Net lining for optimum breathability. Outer fabric of micro-polyester with water and dirt repelling DWR treatment. Weight: 1020 g.


GUNMASTER

5506 Gunmaster hunting vest: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester with mesh lining. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Handwarmer pockets and outside game pocket.

69


WINGSHOOTER

70

5505 Wingshooter Shooting Vest: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester with mesh lining.


TRAILTRACKER

Trailtracker: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system. Weight (Jacket): 1060 g. 3240 Jacket / 1240 Trousers

71


FIELDMASTER

72

1212 Fieldmaster hunting trousers: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. Without membrane but with CTX™ Waterstop system.


YUKON

Yukon: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. Quilted lining. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight: 1420 g. 3213 Jacket / 1213 Trousers

73


KUDU

74

Kudu: Lightweight set of brushed micro polyester. Reinforcements to shoulders and wear parts. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system. Low weight: Jacket 1000 g (size L), trousers 440 g (size L). Weight (jacket): 1180 g. / 1292 Trousers / 8292 Cap 3292 Jacket


KODIAK

Kodiak: Brushed micro polyester with quilted lining. Lightweight, soft and noiseless. CTXâ„¢ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight Jacket: 1140 g. 3211 Jacket / 1211 Trousers

75


K A M C H AT K A

76

Kamchatka: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system. 3M™ Thinsulate™ padding: jacket 700 gram, trousers 475 gram. Warm down to ÷30°C. Weight (Jacket): 2180 g. 3205 Jacket / 1205 Trousers


CTX™ MEMBRANE

The CTX™ membrane is tested to the following extreme standards: ·W  atertightness: 20,000 mm water column per m2 · Breathability: 30,000 g per m2/24 hours

CTX™ Waterstop System

The letters CTX translate to Comfort, Technology, and Xtreme. The CTX™ membrane was developed using the most advanced technologies available. The membrane is completely watertight while still allowing the body to breathe. This makes the CTX™ membrane the most comfortable weather protection available – regardless of climatic conditions and temperature. CTX™ was developed specifically for use with shooting and hunting clothes. The membrane offers some unique qualities, which are particularly relevant for the hunting sportsman. In addition to being completely watertight and windproof, the CTX™ membrane is practically noiseless.

CTX™ Waterstop System CTX™ Waterstop is a system that eliminates the last remaining problem with waterproof textile clothes. When the clothes become wet outside, water accumulates at the bottom of the jacket and trousers legs. This water will subsequently permeate up into the lining and underlying clothes from where it cannot escape because of the waterproof membrane. CTX™ Waterstop System solves this problem in a simple manner. A water-repellent and waterproof barrier has been placed at the inside bottom of jackets and trouser legs. When water from the outside tries to permeate up into the lining, the barrier repels the water and the clothes stay dry inside.

The technical properties of the membrane match the highly changing conditions that apply when the hunter is either physically active or sits motionless in wait for his quarry. The high degree of breathability is important because it allows moisture-rich air to escape from the body while keeping the skin completely dry.

77


LADY YUKON

78

Lady Yukon: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. Quilted lining. CTXâ„¢ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight Jacket: 1180 g. 3214 Jacket / 1214 Trousers


LADY KODIAK

Lady Kodiak: Brushed micro polyester with quilted lining. Lightweight, soft and noiseless. CTXâ„¢ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight Jacket: 1120 g. 3215 Jacket / 1215 Trousers

79


HUNTING SHIRTS FOR WOMEN 100% cotton

7684 Klockerin

7640 Tรถdi

100% brushed cotton with light Jersey lining. Female cut. Applications to collar. 7640 Tรถdi with press studs.

80


ORIBI

Oribi: Fleece jacket for women, 100% polyester fleece. 3513 Loden Melange / 3514 Mocha Melange

81


82


CAPE

Cape: Fleece vest for men, 100% polyester fleece. 5511 Loden melange / 5512 Mocha melange / 5517 Navy melange

83


DUIKER

3518 Green

3519 Brown

84

Duiker: Jacket of 100% polyester fleece with micro fibre reinforcements. CTX-AIRâ„¢ membrane, windproof yet breathable.


NYALA

Nyala: Fleece jacket for men,100% polyester fleece. 3511 Loden Melange / 3512 Mocha Melange / 3516 Navy Melange

85


WOODCOCK

86

3613 Woodcock: Pile fleece jacket. 100% micro-polyester. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.


C L AY & C L AY X L

3507 Clay: Light shooting jacket of soft-shell material, mesh lining. 100% stretch polyester. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. 3509 Clay XL: Light and warm shooting jacket of soft-shell material, fleece lining. 100% stretch polyester. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable.

87


Tripod seat, teak wood and leather 70 cm 10032 Natural Oak 10033 Natural Mahogany 80 cm 10035 Natural Oak 10036 Natural Mahogany

Shotgun Slip, 115 cm 10047 Natural Oak 10048 Natural Mahogany Shotgun Slip, 120 cm 10050 Natural Oak 10051 Natural Mahogany

Cartridge Bag, 75 cartridges 10038 Natural Oak 10039 Natural Mahogany

Cartridge Bag, 125 cartridges 10041 Natural Oak 10042 Natural Mahogany

88

Rifle Slip (zipped) 110 cm 10044 Natural Oak 10045 Natural Mahogany

The exclusive Laksen collection of leather goods is made entirely from the finest Italian quality leathers. The leather has been tanned through a natural vegetable process which ensures that it retains its flexibility and unique visual appearance. The products are made to withstand daily use, year after year, and over time the leather will attain an attractive individual patina. All hinges and furniture are made from solid brass. Like the leather; a material that will last almost indefinitely. All the leather goods are made entirely by hand in accordance with ancient craftsmanlike traditions. It is quality which never wears out; applied art to last for generations.


L E AT H E R G O O D S

Rifle Bolt Cover 10065 Natural Oak 10066 Natural Mahogany

Belt, 120 cm, adjustable 10059 Natural Oak 10060 Natural Mahogany

Cartridge Pouch, magnetic lock 10062 Natural Oak 10063 Natural Mahogany 4 Drinking Cups in leather cover 10074 Natural Oak 10075 Natural Mahogany

Thermos Flask, 0,5 l 10071 Natural Oak 10072 Natural Mahogany

Pocket Flask, 0,2 l 10068 Natural Oak 10069 Natural Mahogany

10079 Cartridge Bag ”Special loader” with belt, 12 bore 10080 Cartridge Bag ”Special loader” with belt, 20 bore

89


GLOVES

Vienna 9610 Double layer mitten with fold-back cover of fingers and thumb. Wind and waterproof yet breathable. Back: Technowool, 3-layer laminate Polyamide/Membrane/Microfleece. Palm: Calfskin with hydrophobic treatment, Thermocool™/Merino lining. Fold-back: Soft Shell, 3-layer laminate, 100% PES/Microfleece lining. Magnetic clamp for open fold-back.

Munich 9611 Double layer glove with light thermal insulation. Wind and waterproof yet breathable. Back: Technowool, 3-layer laminate Polyamide/Membrane/Microfleece. Palm: Calfskin with hydrophobic treatment. Thermocool™/Merino lining.

Zurich 9612 Light, single-layer glove. Wind and waterproof yet breathable. NanoTitanium treated. Back: Soft Shell, 3-layer laminate, 100% PES. Palm: Calfskin with hydrophobic treatment.

90


Moscow 9613 Double layer glove with light thermal insulation. Wind and waterproof yet breathable. NanoTitanium treated. Anatomic 3D thumb. Back: Soft Shell, 3-layer laminate, 100% PES. Palm: Calfskin with hydrophobic treatment. Microfleece lining.

London Super soft, single layer glove. Nubuck calfskin, hydrophobic treated. Maximum feel. Dust Green Men’s: 9616 Women’s: 9632

Brown Men’s: 9617 Women’s: 9631

Brandy Men’s: 9621 Women’s: 9633

Paris Exclusive, single-layer shooting glove. Super soft lambskin. Maximum feel. Green Men’s: 9618 Women’s: 9629

Brown Men’s: 9619 Women’s: 9628

Brandy Men’s: 9620 Women’s: 9630

91


GLOVES

9622 Montana: 5-finger winter glove. Brushed micro-fibre with calfskin reinforcements. Waterproof and warm down to ÷20°C.

9623 Zermatt: Winter mittens. Brushed micro-fibre with calfskin reinforcements. Waterproof and warm down to ÷20°C.

Devon: Super soft, single layer mitten with fold-back cover for fingers and thumb. Magnetic clamp for open fold-back. Nubuck calfskin, hydrophobic treated.

9626 Olive

9625 Brown

9627 Brandy

92

9624 Galibier: Inner glove of high-wicking, breathable polyester.


WARM GEAR

Warm Gear Necktube Neck tube and face warmer in one. 8310 Orange

7953 Newton Innerfleece: 100% micro-polyester.

8313 Turtle-Tech: Temperate top, 100% cool-dry polyester, blaze orange.

93


ACCESSORIES

98 Cordura CTX gaiters Extremely wear resistant Cordura. 100% water and windproof. Adjustable foot buckle.

94

8234 Mountaineer Seat Pillow Light, inflatable seat pillow, highly insulating.

40 Knitted Hat With CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Thinsulate lining.

8201 Elk Cap DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro polyester. CTX™ membrane, waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Foldable top with blaze orange lining.

8292 Kudu Cap Brushed micro polyester. CTX™ membrane, waterproof, windproof yet breathable.

60 Balaclava 100% acrylic – Green melange.

9300 Woodman Fingerless knitted gloves. 70% wool, 30% acrylic.

9200 Elk Gloves DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro polyester. CTX™ membrane, waterproof, windproof yet breathable.


A L L N AT U R A L

9801 All Natural: A unique balm for care and maintenance of leather products, rubber boots and oilskin fabric. Easy to apply with the supplied sponge. Leaves no greasy surface. Maintains leather and rubber soft and flexible with a uniformly coloured surface. Lightly water and dirt repellent. Contains only natural ingredients such as beeswax, lanolin and coconut oil.

95


LAKSEN 2016 / 17 Production: Wegenercom - Torsten Wegener ApS. Artwork: Inge Lynggaard Hansen. Printing: AKAPRINT A/S. Outdoor/location photos: Inge Lynggaard Hansen, Michael Sand and Torsten Wegener.

Hunters: Britt Jul Andersen, Gitte Thomsen, Martin Steiner, Bent Kiertzner, Lars Karnøe and Nicki Laursen.

Morehouse A/S reserves the right of modifications and alterations of the products presented in this catalogue without prior notification.

Laksen and Laksen Sporting are registered trademarks property of Morehouse A/S, Bøgekildevej 20, 8361 Hasselager, Denmark.

Product/studio photos: Jakob & Weiland.

The colour reproduction of the clothes is as close to reality as the printing process allows.

© Copyright Morehouse A/S 2016.

I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T N E A R E S T L A K S E N D E A L E R Austria Tel.: +45 4018 0776 E-mail: mc@morehouse.nu

France Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Norway Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Sweden Tel.: +45 2255 9634 E-mail: mac@morehouse.nu

Czech Republic Tel.: +420 493 522 802 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Germany / Switzerland Tel.: +45 4018 0776 E-mail: mc@morehouse.nu

Poland Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

The Netherlands / Belgium Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Denmark (headoffice) Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: mail@morehouse.nu

Hungary Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Russia Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Ukraine Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

England / Scotland / Ireland Tel.: +44 7917 36 08 55 E-mail: tf@morehouse.nu

Italia Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Slovakia Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

USA Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Finland Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Kuwait Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

Slovenia Tel.: +45 8742 1000 E-mail: gt@morehouse.nu

96


Laksen Sporting Katalog 2016-17 GB  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you