Monthly Archives : April 2018

The Garmsman Dozen #9: Michael from the UK


Reading Time: 11 minutesWelcome to the ninth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Michael from England! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? My name is Michael, aka…

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A visit to see Michael May’s pocket knives in Sheffield


Reading Time: 10 minutesHebTroCo makes their Barlow pocket knife in the workshop of Michael May in Sheffield,  and I found myself there by their invitation on a windy Tuesday in March. This is the second in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. Whenever I arrive in a new place, I like to go walkabout. Get a sense…

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Review: Gloverall Summer Monty mid-length coat


Reading Time: 6 minutesYes, it’s out there, it’s well known, impossible to deny, I do like Gloverall. Their winter duffels are arguably the continuation of the original navy duffels, but in addition, they do other styles and even a summer collection. I’ve got a Gloverall Summer Monty duffle from two years ago, a lightweight cotton version of the classic duffle in a wonderful…

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The Garmsman Dozen #8: Kris from Belgium


Reading Time: 17 minutesWelcome to the eighth instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Kris from Belgium! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? I’m Kris, @kapiteinzeppos on Instagram, a…

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A visit to the William Lennon & Co. boot factory in Stoney Middleton


Reading Time: 11 minutesHebTroCo makes their Moto and Chukka boots at William Lennon & Co in Stoney Middleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire and I found myself there by their invitation on an overcast Wednesday in March. This is the first in a series of articles about the background and makers of the HebTroCo products. Stoney Middleton. It’s such a typically British name. Not uniquely so though, as…

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The Garmsman Dozen #7: Even from Norway


Reading Time: 8 minutesWelcome to the seventh instalment of the “Garmsman Dozen” question and answer session. The response so far has been tremendous. Did you miss earlier ones? There are links at the end of the page. This week we welcome to the Garmsman Dozen Even Ramsvik from Norway! Who are you, where do you live and what interests you? Even Ramsvik, 34…

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