LAKSEN COLLECTION 2 01 7 / 1 8
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, Martin Steiner, Bent Kiertzner, Lars Karnøe, Pernille Sattari, Anne Sofie Tang, Alexandar Korsgaard and Mads Rinke Kristensen. Product/studio photos: Jakob & Weiland.
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GUNMASTER · hunting vest
AINSLEY · Tweed
BALFOUR · Tweed
8 - 10
FIELDMASTER · hunting trousers
11 - 13
CLAY · soft shell shooting jacket
ESK · Tweed RAINERHORN · Loden shooting vest
WINGFIELD ULTRA LIGHT · ultra light shooting jacket
TURNERKAMP · Loden breeks
BRANSDALE · micro polyester breeks
MATTERHORN · Loden shooting coat and caps
NEVIS · annorak
GAMSBOCK · Loden anorak and trousers
TRAILTRACKER · light waterproof hunting clothes
WINGFIELD LIGHT · light shooting jacket
HAMPTON · quilted jacket
YUKON · waterproof hunting clothes
LUDLOW · lightweight quilted shooting vest
DALNESS · super lightweight hunting clothes
GOODRICH · lightweight quilted jacket
KODIAK · hardwearing waterproof hunting clothes
DONNINGTON · lightweight quilted vest
WARM GEAR · technical ﬂeece wear for neck and body
Accessories · hats, gloves, gaiters, etc.
MORTON, YATES & WILTON · lambswool knitwear
24 - 26
27 - 32
Bowties & handkerchiefs
Ties Socks & garter ties
36 - 37 38
BROADLAND · moleskin
39 - 42
KENSINGTON · corduroy breeks and trousers
43 - 45
Article: “The Royal Gunmaker – Holland & Holland”
46 - 53
54 - 55
Gloves & mittens
DUIKER · ﬂeece jacket
CAIRN · hooded ﬂeece jacket
NEWCOMBE & WINDSOR · sweaters
60 - 61
NYALA & CAPE · ﬂeece jacket and vest
62 - 63
RAINIER · hunting shirt
WINGSHOOTER · micro-ﬁbre hunting vest
WOMEN’S BLAIR · Tweed
79 - 81
MELVILLE · Tweed
82 - 84
85 - 89
JEAN & HEALEY · lambswool knitwear
90 - 91
Shooting socks & scarves LADY BROADLAND · moleskin garments
92 93 - 94
LADY KENSINGTON · corduroy trousers
AUDLEY & CHELTENHAM · lightweight quilted vests
LADY HAMPTON · quilted jacket
BLANCA · hunting shirt
ORIBI · ﬂeece jacket
GALLOWAY · hooded ﬂeece jacket
LADY YUKON · waterproof hunting clothes
LADY DALNESS · super lightweight hunting clothes
LADY KODIAK · hardwearing waterproof hunting clothes
FOXDENTON · sloe gin
Dear Reader! Welcome to the 2017/18 Laksen Sporting catalogue. At a time where very much communication is in digital form or takes place via a variety of social media, we have decided to stick to our traditional printed catalogue. The issue which you are now holding is the 13th consecutive catalogue in printed book form. However, the one doesn’t exclude the other and again this year we also present new videos which are available via our website – www.laksen-sporting.com – or via various social media and digital platforms. In addition to the shooting and hunting videos we present, there are also a series of product presentation videos available where we show the products in their proper element – in field use on shoots or stalking. This year the catalogue presents some 250 new products which will be available from our dealers in the course of August and September. We encourage you to explore the catalogue or check out the products on our website – or better yet, visit one of our dedicated dealers spread across the world. They will be delighted to provide you with detailed information and to answer any query you may have regarding our products. You will find a list of all the Laksen Sporting dealers with all necessary contact details on our website. As usual, our catalogue also features an article on a subject of more general interest. This year we tell the history of one of the world’s most esteemed businesses of our trade, the London based gunmaking firm, Holland & Holland. Established in 1835, Holland & Holland have now been setting the standards for uncompromising quality and innovation for 182 years. In that perspective, it doesn’t seem like much that in 2017 we are actually celebrating our 40th anniversary. A milestone that we are both grateful for and proud of achieving. We celebrate the anniversary in various ways, for instance by adding a perhaps slightly unusual product to our collection: In co-operation with the English Foxdenton Estate we now offer our own Laksen Sporting label of Sloe Gin. Just as with our other products, we have naturally field tested this new product – and we recommend it without hesitation! I hope you will enjoy browsing through our 2017/18 catalogue – perhaps even with a small glass of Sloe Gin in your hand. Happy Hunting & Happy Shooting! Lars Thomsen CEO
8824 Newsboy Cap
8924 Highland Cap
8124 Balmoral Cap
3126 Anorak Weight: 1400 g
3124 Shooting coat model Wingfield Weight: 1370 g
3125 Shooting coat model Beeston Weight: 1500 g
Ainsley: 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.
5124 Shooting vest
2124 Breeks with membrane
2125 Breeks without membrane
5126 Ainsley quilted vest
6 1124 Trousers
4125 Sports jacket model Oxford
4124 Sports jacket model Field
4126 Mayfair Coat
3184 Shooting coat model Roxbury Weight: 1580 g
5184 Shooting vest
3183 Shooting coat model Wingfield Weight: 1370 g
8187 Balmoral Cap
8987 Highland Cap
Also available as 8888 Newsboy 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.
3185 Sports jacket model Field
3186 Sports jacket model Oxford
3195 Shooting Coat model Wingfield Weight: 1370 g
5195 Shooting Vest
3196 Shooting Coat model Roxbury Weight: 1580 g
8195 Bannock Cap
8995 Highland Hat
Also available as 8896 Newsboy Cap
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.
3198 Sports Jacket model Donegal
3197 Sports Jacket model Field
Rainerhorn: Hunting vest of Steiner Loden, TeflonÂŽ treated. Hand warmer pockets and inside game pocket.
Turnerkamp Breeks: Steiner Loden, Teflon® coated, CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable.
M AT T E R H O R N
8122 Matterhorn Balmoral Cap Mokka
8123 Matterhorn Balmoral Cap Green
Matterhorn: Shooting Coat of Steiner Loden 100% wool, Teflon® coated, CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight 1460 g.
3164 Anorak Weight:1500 g.
1164 Trousers Weight:900 g.
Gamsbock: Anorak and trousers of Steiner Loden, Teflon® coated, CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.
3250 Wingfield Light, shooting coat Outer fabric 100% Tactel®. GORE-TEX® membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. 60 gram super-compressed insulation. Weight 1130 g
3619 Hampton: Quilted jacket, 100% brushed micro-fibre, 3M™ Thinsulate™ lining.
5405 Ludlow: Lightweight quilted shooting vest of soft and comfortable Italian fabric with PrimaLoft® lining and Amaretta™ reinforcements.
Goodrich: Lightweight quilted jacket of soft and comfortable Italian fabric with PrimaLoftÂŽ lining.
Donnington: Lightweight quilted vest of soft and comfortable Italian fabric with PrimaLoft® lining and Amaretta™ reinforcements.
90 Signature 100% Lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme. 91 Tarland 75% Lambswool, 25% Angora. Machine washable on wool programme.
92 Orkney 75% Lambswool, 25% Angora. Machine washable on wool programme. 94 Woodland 75% Lambswool, 25% Angora. Machine washable on wool programme.
Morton sweater: 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.
YAT E S
Yates sweater: 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.
Wilton sweater: With zipper. 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.
MENâ€™S SHIRTS 100% cotton
7508 Jason Forester/Lava
7509 Russel Deepsea/Heather
7510 Jim Forester/Lava
7511 Colin Deepsea/Heather 100% cotton Double Yarn. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks. Cut away collar.
MENâ€™S SHIRTS 80% cotton / 20% wool
7677 Lancaster Brown
7678 Lancaster Olive
80% cotton / 20% wool. Two chest pockets.
MENâ€™S SHIRTS 85% cotton / 15% wool
7504 Archie Forester/Lava
7505 Jamie Deepsea/Rosewood
85% cotton/15% wool. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.
MENâ€™S SHIRTS 100% cotton
7506 Phil Forester/Lava
7507 Charlie Deepsea/Heather
7512 Luigi Multi colour
100% Two-ply cotton twill. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.
MENâ€™S SHIRTS 100% cotton
7500 Fabrice Forester
7501 Carlo Camello
7502 Jacco Deepsea
7503 Pierre Rosewood
100% Pin-point Oxford cotton. Button-down collar. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.
MENâ€™S SHIRTS 100% cotton
7513 Wayne Indigo
7514 Harvard White
7515 Harvard Light Blue
7516 Harvard Herb Green
100% Vintage wash Oxford cotton. Button-down collar. Chest pocket. Suitable for cufflinks.
100% silk printed front / 100% wool back
121 Kenwood Ascot
123 Kenwood two-face scarf
127 Montmartre two-face scarf
066 Jacques two-face scarf
069 Odile two-face scarf
125 Montmartre Ascot
065 Henry Ascot
024 Cartridge cap
Pheasant 021 British Racing Green 031 Burgundy 193 Blood Orange
194 Trophy deer Copper
195 Trophy deer Silver
Stags head 023 British Racing Green 030 Burgundy 192 Blood orange
196 Engraved woodcock Silver
197 Engraved woodcock Rosegold
Boar 022 British Racing Green 029 Burgundy 191 Blood Orange
BOW TIES & HANDKERCHIEFS Sitting pheasant Bowties 100% silk
271 Old Navy
261 Blood Orange
272 Vintage Red
263 Brick Red
273 British Racing Green
361 Blood Orange
359 Hazelnut Handkerchiefs 100% silk
363 Brick Red
TIES Laksen Sportingâ€™s collection of neckwear is made from the finest 100% silk (except 76, 77, 78, 79 100% wool, and 120 & 124 silk/wool). 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.
The Game Tie, 100% wool 76 Lava 77 Forester 78 Rosewood 79 Heather
Swimming duck 054 British Racing Green 058 Lime 053 Vintage Red 057 Pink 055 Purple 052 Old Navy 085 Blood Orange
Pheasant 14 Old Navy 15 Vintage Red 16 Dust Green 086 British Racing Green
Woodcock 71 Old Navy 72 Vintage Red 73 British Racing Green
Trophy deer 070 Old Navy 071 Vintage Red 072 British Racing Green 073 Blood Orange 074 Heather 075 Camello
Sitting pheasant 060 Olive 059 Hazelnut 061 Blood Orange 063 Brick Red 094 Heather 095 Rosewood 096 Old Navy
Flying duck 040 Old Navy 041 Vintage Red 042 Vintage Green 043 Old Burgundy
Boar 044 Old Navy 045 Vintage Red 046 British Racing Green 047 Chocolate
Chamois 76 British Racing Green 77 Camel
SHOOTING SOCKS FOR MEN
Wellington Shooting Socks: Lambswool with Nylon reinforcements at heel and toe. 8087 Forester w. Lava 8088 Lava w. Camello 8089 Camello w. Forester 8090 Deepsea w. Rosewood 8091 Heather w. Deepsea 8092 Rosewood w. Heather
Windsor Shooting Socks: Lambswool with Nylon reinforcements at heel and toe. 8081 Forester 8082 Lava 8083 Camello 8084 Deepsea 8085 Heather 8086 Rosewood
Multi Garter Ties 001 Forester w. Camello 002 Rosewood w. Heather
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, TeflonÂŽ coated, Amarettaâ„˘ reinforcements.
Broadland: Moleskin trousers for men, 100% cotton, TeflonÂŽ coated.
Broadland: Moleskin breeks for men. 100% brushed cotton, TeflonÂŽ coated.
Balmoral Cap 8400 Bronze
Balmoral Cap 8401 Loden
Balmoral Cap 8410 Navy
Balmoral Cap 8413 Bordeaux
Broadland: Moleskin shooting vests and caps for men. 100% brushed cotton, TeflonÂŽ coated, Amarettaâ„˘ reinforcements.
Kensington: Corduroy breeks for men, 100% cotton.
1010 Signal Red
Kensington: Corduroy trousers for men, 100% cotton.
HOLLAND & HOLLAND
The history of the world famous London gunmaking firm, Holland & Holland, is different from that of most other British gunmaking firms as there were no gunmaking traditions in the founder, Harris Hollandâ€™s, family. Unusually, he was a musician with a keen interest in live pigeon shooting. In the 1830s he turned his interest into a business venture when he began selling guns to fellow pigeon shooters.
Text: Torsten Wegener Photos: Holland & Holland and Torsten Wegener
Harris John Holland, the founder of the firm that was to become Holland & Holland, was born in 1806. His father was a successful organ builder and it was more or less in the cards that his son should follow a career as a musician. When he was not playing the organ, Harris was an avid live pigeon shooter and, as it turned out, he was to become one of those fortunate people who were able to turn a hobby into a successful business career. When in his late twenties, Harris Holland had given up pursuing a career as a musician. Instead, he had established a small business, trading – of all things – as a tobacconist. By 1848 he was naming himself both as a tobacconist and a gunmaker, but by 1857 the tobacconist side of his business appears to have ceased. Harris Holland was undoubtedly an excellent shot. His favourite shooting grounds were the fashionable Old Red House and Hornsey Wood Pigeon Shooting Clubs in London. Gradually the news of his success as a shooter began to spread, and that lead to a more practical aspect of his shooting activities when fellow shooters asked him to produce guns for them. Initially his guns were made using semi-finished parts available through the trade. Soon, however, he would build the guns from the bottom up himself and, as it turned out, he was much more than the average hobby metal worker – indeed; he was a fine craftsman with a natural talent for gunmaking. Despite having been married twice, Harris Holland had no sons that could take over the business. Instead, in 1860, he took his brother’s 14-year old son,
Henry William Holland, as apprentice. The young Henry showed a natural talent for the gunmaking trade, and in 1870 Harris Holland decided to take him into partnership. Subsequently, the name of the firm changed to Holland & Holland, the name by which – apart from corporate changes – it is still known today. Although Henry, legally as well as in practice, was fully a partner of the firm from 1876, Harris maintained a keen interest in the day-to-day business activities as well as a very tight financial control. Even twenty years after becoming a partner, Henry was not allowed to sign cheques for the firm, this being the sole preserve of his aging uncle. On 28th May 1885, Holland & Holland was granted the rights to use the “Royal” trademark on the firm’s best guns and rifles. It has been used by the firm ever since and has almost become synonymous with the Holland & Holland name. After Harris Holland’s death in 1890, Henry set about a period of expansion and advancement for the firm. In 1896 William Froome was made a partner. Froome was apprenticed to Harris Holland already in 1855, when the business was still in its early years. He remained with the firm for fifty years, advancing to the position of manager and subsequently director. Froome’s speciality and keen interest was rifle making and rifle shooting. It was him who masterminded the firm’s participation in the 1883 rifle trials, organised by The Field sporting magazine, in which Holland & Holland won every event.
The Field’s Riﬂe Trials 1883 In 1883 a series of rifle trials was held under the auspices of The Field magazine – at the time the most prestigious of the British shooting journals. The trials attracted many of the leading gunmakers, though not all. Entry to the event was a bit of a gamble for the participants as the results were certain to receive much publicity afterwards. The trials comprised various classes from the smallest rook and rabbit rifles to the largest big game rifles. William Froome entered Holland & Holland rifles in every class, shooting each one himself. The results were spectacular with Holland & Holland sweeping the board, winning in all ten classes.
The results of The Fields trials projected the Holland & Holland name to the forefront of the London gun trade while setting new standards of excellence to which other gunmakers needed to aspire if they were going to be successful. It was, therefore, important that a man of Froome’s ability should be retained on the team and not be lured away by a competitor.
With the huge publicity drawn from the event, the success of the 1883 trials was a turning point for the firm. Holland & Holland became a household name among rifle shooters, and the firm was widely acknowledged as world class gunmakers and rifle
builders. Following the event, the words “Winners of all The Field rifle trials, London” were engraved on most Holland & Holland guns and rifles produced and printed on trade labels for some considerable time after 1883.
With the rapid growth of the business around the 1890s, Holland & Holland moved to new premises on Harrow Road – in fact an old Baptist chapel that was refurbished to serve as a gun factory. As the result of the continued growth in demand, the chapel soon turned out to be too small and in early 1898 Holland & Holland moved to a new purpose-built factory at 906 Harrow Road, only a short distance away from the former location. These
are the premises which the factory still occupies. With the advances in shooting technology made around the turn of the nineteenth century, added to the change-over from black powder rifles to the lighter express rifles and nitro powders, it was a period of intense activity and technical development in the London gun trade.
The expansion was further fuelled by new hunting opportunities in the colonies in Africa and India. This was indeed a boom period for the London gun industry, one which Holland & Holland of course took full advantage of. With the diversity of quarry encountered on the new hunting fields in the colonies, a differing battery of weapons was required, from heavy rifles for big game to light shotguns for birds and small game. A smart solution to this was the Paradox system â€“ in effect a shotgun of some weight with the last two inches of the choke rifled to enable solid bullets to be shot with considerable accuracy.
However, probably the most epochmaking invention associated with the Holland & Holland name is the belted cartridge case made famous by the introduction in 1911 of the .375 H&H Belted Rimless Magnum cartridge. This cartridge case design has since been widely adopted for an array of different calibres by all of the worldâ€™s major ammunition manufacturers. Another invention that forever will be associated with the Holland & Holland name is the quick hand-detachable sidelock, a system where a singlethreaded pin with a lever attached holds the locks in place assisted by a dovetail that secures the lock plate within the action in front.
The First World War was a difficult time for the sporting gun industry and all the makers were struggling to keep their businesses running. Henry Holland had connections in the right places and he managed to obtain various Government work for the war industry – for instance fitting telescopic sights to sniper rifles. However, probably the best known of the firm’s war products was the so-called Zeppelin shotguns supplied in 1915 to the Admiralty. These guns fired a form of chain shot through a barrel with a two-stage choke, the Duplex choke.
In the post-war years there was an increase in the numbers of new game guns ordered. Even so, it was difficult times and the size of the factory staff had to be reduced. The situation was not made better with the world-wide depression that followed and especially its effect on the American market. In 1923, Henry Holland’s eldest son, Harry Robert (known as Hal), who allegedly suffered from some chronic disease, sadly ended his own life. As Hal had been groomed to take over when his father retired, this initially caused problems for the succession and, as a result, Henry continued to run the business himself although he was long due for retirement. Instead, when Henry
died in 1930 aged 85, his younger son, John Edmond David Holland (usually referred to as Jack), took over managing the firm. Jack had been a soldier and retired with the rank of colonel with a plan to take up farming. However, at his father’s death he gave up the idea of full-time farming and was subsequently appointed chairman of Holland & Holland. During World War II, Holland & Holland again managed to keep the business running by securing substantial orders for war work. For instance, the firm manufactured or processed no fewer than 413,301 rifle and machine gun components, and assembling or repairing 55,551 service rifles.
“The Shooting Grounds” There is not much evidence available over the history of Holland & Holland’s shooting grounds. The firm itself believes they were established at Kensal Rise – halfway between London City and Wembley – in the early 1880s. Certainly test shooting was taking place there from 1883. The “Badminton School of Shooting” is recorded at Kensal Rise from 1900 to 1909. From 1910 it was known as the “Badminton and West London School of Shooting”. It appears that both gun and rifle practice facilities were offered at Kensal Rise until 1909. Then the West London Shooting Grounds were used for shotgun practice for a couple of years, whilst rifle shooting facilities were retained immediately behind the factory. When the North Forty Farm Grounds at Wembley were leased in 1913, both rifle and shotgun facilities then moved there. In 1932, shortly after he became manager of Holland & Holland, Jack Holland made a clever investment by acquiring the freehold of 100 acres of countryside at Northwood, Middlesex, for the firm’s new shooting school. At the same time the grounds of the Badminton shooting school at Wembley were sold for building land. At 143 acres, the Wembley grounds were larger than the Northwood grounds, but they did not offer the same possibilities for an interesting layout as the new site. The proceeds from the sale enabled the firm to pay off the preference capital, thereby substantially reducing its overheads during the depression years. Ironically, Jack Holland, who himself had little interest in the shooting school, through this deal laid the foundations for Holland & Holland’s success on that side of the business. Today, the grounds are also home to the corporate entertainment element of Holland & Holland’s overall business, and in recent years the facilities have undergone major developments in both buildings and shooting layouts to accommodate this fast growing business sector.
acquired by Lyell a few years earlier and were collectively managed by a service company under the name Malcolm Lyell & Co. Ltd. In 1964 the name of the company was changed to Holland Farlow & Lyell Ltd. Farlows was sold off shortly afterwards, but the other two companies remained in the Holland & Holland Group. The post-WWII years again saw problems for the sporting gun industry, not least the shortages of raw materials and a shift in markets. The end of the Raj (the rule by the British Crown in India) in 1947 severely curtailed orders from that area. Instead the American market took on a new importance. Jack Holland had his home in Scotland and only visited London for a few days every month. Even so, he was still very much in control and – dating from his military background – maintained a strict disciplinarian at the factory. When Jack Holland died in 1958, his son-inlaw, Derek Mangnall, was appointed chairman. He knew the business from having helped his father-in-law over the previous couple of years. The following year, Derek Mangnall invited Malcolm Lyell, who was running the Westley Richards shop in London, to become managing director – a post he was to retain until 1984. With his arrival, a new era began for Holland & Holland. One of the important moves that Malcolm Lyell made was to reorganise the firm’s apprentice training scheme thus ensuring a constant succession of craftsmen for Holland & Holland itself, but also resulting in a constant supply of well trained craftsmen for the rest of the British gun trade. As another direct result of Malcolm Lyell’s taking over the reigns, was the merger with Holland & Holland of his Westley Richards (Agency) Co. and the old gunmaking firm, W. J. Jeffery together with Farlows, the fishing tackle makers. The latter two had been
Some years later, in 1985, Holland & Holland acquired the old Birmingham gunmakers W. & C. Scott, whose premises subsequently became the firm’s Anson & Deeley gun factory. Unfortunately it proved difficult to make this arrangement profitable and in 1991 the Birmingham factory was closed down and some of the machinery transferred to the Harrow Road factory. Also in 1985 Holland & Holland acquired the majority of the famous taxidermy business of Rowland Ward, effectively its prospering wildlife book trade. In post-war India the Maharajas were selling out of their large armouries. This enabled Holland & Holland to buy back large numbers of high quality second hand weapons of all types. The resulting business played a very important role in keeping the company going through the 1960s and 70s where money was tight and business generally slow. In the last half of the 20th century, Holland & Holland struggled hard to maintain its position among the world’s best gun makers. The shop moved to its present location in Bruton Street, and the company launched a new and ambitious programme known as “Products of Excellence”. Starting with an ornate gun made for the Chatsworth Game Fair in 1966, the programme focussed on individual guns or rifles – or sets of guns – made up to the very highest standard of finish and embellishment, typically engraved to mark a particular historical occasion or aspect of shooting or gunmaking. The guns were
sold at high prices to wealthy collectors and connoisseurs and this naturally generated much publicity. The programme did much to maintain and enhance Holland & Holland’s image as a leading maker of high quality guns. Although maybe not always appreciated by all members of the British shooting community, the industry in general is much indebted to Holland & Holland for the practical and sometimes financial assistance which the firm has given to shooting sports in recent years when they have been seriously challenged by anti-shooting and anti-hunting organisations. The support for shooting and game conservation over the last decades is maintained to the present day by the new owners of Holland & Holland, Paris-based Chanel Group, which acquired all the share capital of the company in 1989. The Chanel Group has made it clear from day one that it wishes the main gunmaking aspect of Holland & Holland to continue. In recent years, new models have joined the gun range, like the “Sporting” over & under and the “Round Action” shotgun and rifle. Today, Holland & Holland continues to lead the field as a traditional gunmaker with a modern outlook, catering to the world’s most discerning sportsmen and women.
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
RiďŹ‚e 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
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
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.
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
Brown Men’s: 9619 Women’s: 9628
Brandy Men’s: 9620 Women’s: 9630
Paris Exclusive, single-layer shooting glove. Super soft lambskin. Maximum feel. Green Men’s: 9618 Women’s: 9629
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 Mokka Men’s: 6211 Mokka
Chelsea Boot suede: Upper part made from suede. Soft calf’s leather lining. Women’s: 6231 Chocolate Men’s: 6232 Chocolate
Duiker: Jacket of 100% polyester fleece with micro fibre reinforcements. CTX-AIRâ„¢ membrane, windproof yet breathable.
Cairn: Knitted fleece jacket. 100% polyester with integrated hood. CTX-AIRâ„¢ membrane, windproof yet breathable.
Newcombe sweater: Soft and warm wool mix sweater, 50% wool / 50% acrylic. Hand quilted Amarettaâ„˘ reinforcements at shoulders. Machine washable on wool programme.
Windsor windbreaker: Soft and warm wool mix 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.
3512 Mokka Melange
3516 Navy Melange
3511 Loden Melange
Nyala: Fleece jacket for men,100% polyester fleece.
5511 Loden Melange
5512 Mokka melange
5517 Navy Melange
Cape: Fleece vest for men, 100% polyester fleece.
7518 Rainier: Hunting shirt for men. 100% brushed cotton. Two chest pockets.
5505 Wingshooter shooting vest: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester with mesh lining.
5506 Gunmaster hunting vest: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester with mesh lining. Handwarmer pockets and outside game pocket. CTXâ„˘ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable.
1212 Fieldmaster hunting trousers: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. Without membrane but with CTXâ„˘ Waterstop system.
C L AY
3507 Clay: Light shooting jacket of soft-shell material, mesh lining. 100% stretch polyester. CTXâ„˘ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable.
WINGFIELD ULTRA LIGHT
3249 Wingfield Ultra Light: DWR (”Durable Water Resistant”) treated micro-polyester. Mesh lining. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight 1000 g.
2249 Bransdale breeks: DWR (”Durable Water Resistant”) treated micro-polyester. CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable.
Waterproof yet breathable lightweight anorak 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” · CTX™ Gold membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable · CTX™ Waterstop system · Net lining for optimum breathability · Outer fabric DWR (”Durable Water Resistant”) treated micro-polyester
3298 Nevis Anorak Weight:1000 g
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
The CTX™ membrane is tested to the following extreme standards: · Watertightness: 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.
Yukon: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. Quilted lining. CTXâ„˘ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight: 1420 g. 3213 Jacket / 1213 Trousers
Dalness: Super lightweight jacket and trousers of 43% cotton, 49% polyester, 8% nylon with a durable water resistant coating (DWR). All wear parts double layer reinforced. CTXâ„˘ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. 3216 Dalness Jacket (weight: 850 g) , 1216 Dalness Trousers (weight: 550 g) , 8216 Dalness Sixpence
Kodiak: Brushed micro polyester with quilted lining. Lightweight, soft and noiseless. CTXâ„¢ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. Weight Jacket: 1140 g. / 1211 Trousers 3211 Jacket
Warm Gear Necktube Neck tube and face warmer in one. 8310 Orange
7953 Newton InnerďŹ‚eece: 100% micro-polyester.
8313 Turtle-Tech: Temperate top, 100% cool-dry polyester, Blaze Orange.
98 Cordura CTX gaiters Extremely wear resistant Cordura. 100% water and windproof. Adjustable foot buckle.
8234 Mountaineer Seat Pillow Light, inflatable seat pillow, highly insulating.
9801 All Natural Unique balm for care and maintenance of leather products, rubber boots and oilskin fabric.
60 Balaclava 100% acrylic – Green Melange.
9200 Elk Gloves DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro polyester. CTX™ membrane, waterproof, windproof yet breathable.
9300 Woolman Fingerless knitted gloves. 70% wool, 30% acrylic.
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.
8200 Moffat Sixpence DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester.
8216 Dalness Sixpence Lightweight cotton-polyester-nylon mix. DWR (Durable Water Resistant).
5161 Quilted vest
3160 Shooting coat Weight: 1260 g
Blair: Ladies’ Tweed garments. Scottish Tweed of 100% pure new wool, Teflon® coated, Steiner Loden and Amaretta™ reinforcements. Shooting coat with CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.
5160 Shooting vest
4161 Dress jacket
4160 Top coat
M E LV I L L E
M E LV I L L E
3130 Shooting Coat Weight: 1260 g
5130 Shooting Vest
3131 Top Coat 2130 Breeks Melville: Ladies’ Tweed garments. Scottish Tweed of 100% pure new wool, Teflon® coated, Steiner Loden and Amaretta™ reinforcements. Shooting coat with CTX™ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. CTX™ Waterstop system.
M E LV I L L E
3132 Dress Jacket
Melville: Ladiesâ€™ Tweed garments.
LADIESâ€™ SHIRTS 100% cotton
7563 Jane Indigo
7564 Notre Dame White
7565 Notre Dame Light Blue
100% Vintage wash Oxford cotton. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.
LADIESâ€™ SHIRTS 100% cotton
7557 Rosie Deepsea/Heather
7556 Barbara Forester/Lava
7562 Kim Multi Colour
100% Two-ply cotton twill. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.
LADIESâ€™ SHIRTS 100% cotton
7550 Georgina Forester
7551 Eliza Camello
7552 Mona Deepsea
7553 Ann Rosewood
100% Pin point Oxford cotton. Button down collar. Feminine cut.
LADIESâ€™ SHIRTS 100% cotton
7558 Sofia Lava/Forester
7559 Caro Heather/Deepsea
7560 Louise Forester/Lava
7561 Becca Deepsea/Heather
100% Double yarn cotton. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.
LADIESâ€™ SHIRTS 85% cotton / 15% wool
7554 Dorothy Forester/Lava
7555 Lisa Deepsea/Rosewood
85% cotton / 15% wool. Elegantly styled collar. Feminine cut.
Jean: Ladiesâ€™ V-neck sweater. 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.
Healey: Ladiesâ€™ cardigan. 100% Italian lambswool. Machine washable on wool programme.
LADIES’ SHOOTING SOCKS & SCARVES Windsor: Ladies’ shooting socks. Lambswool with Nylon reinforcement at heel and toe. 8093 Forester 8094 Lava 8095 Camello 8096 Deepsea 8097 Heather 8098 Rosewood
Ladies’ printed silk/wool scarves
069 Odile Two-face scarf, silk/wool
Lady Broadland: Moleskin trousers and breeks for women. 100% brushed cotton, TeflonÂŽ treated.
Lady Broadland: Moleskin shooting vest for women, 100% brushed cotton, Teflon® treated, Amaretta™ reinforcements.
Lady Kensington: Ladies’ corduroy trousers, 100%
Ladies’ corduroy breeks: 100% cotton 2005 Camello
AUDLEY & CHELTENHAM
Audley: Lightweight quilted vest for women. Soft Italian fabric with med PrimaLoft® lining.
Cheltenham: Lightweight quilted shooting vest for women. Soft Italian fabric with med PrimaLoft® lining.
3620 Lady Hampton: Quilted jacket for women, 100% brushed micro-fibre, 3Mâ„¢ Thinsulate lining.
HUNTING SHIRT 100% cotton
Ladiesâ€™ hunting shirt: 100% brushed cotton, chest pocket, feminine cut. Green/Orange.
Oribi: Fleece jacket for women, 100% polyester fleece. 3513 Loden Melange / 3514 Mokka Melange
G A L L O W AY
Galloway knitted ﬂeece jacket for women: 100% polyester with integrated hood. CTX-AIR™ membrane, windproof yet breathable.
Lady Yukon: DWR (Durable Water Resistant) treated micro-polyester. Quilted lining. CTXâ„¢ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. / 1214 Trousers Weight:600 g. 3214 Jacket Weight:1180 g.
Lady Dalness: Super lightweight jacket and trousers of 43% cotton, 49% polyester, 8% nylon with a durable water resistant coating (DWR). All wear parts double layer reinforced. CTXâ„˘ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. / 1217 Trousers Weight: 430 g 3217 Jacket Weight: 700 g
Lady Kodiak: Brushed micro polyester with quilted lining. Lightweight, soft and noiseless. CTXâ„¢ membrane; waterproof, windproof yet breathable. / 1215 Trousers Weight: 500 g 3215 Jacket Weight: 1120 g
9806 Foxdenton Peg Finder Box with 10 miniature bottles Sloe Gin, numbered 1-10, 27% vol.
9804 Foxdenton Sloe Gin, 0.7 litre, 27% vol.
9805 Foxdenton Goliath Sloe Gin, 4.5 litre, 27% vol.