Holland & Holland has been making guns since 1835, has earned two Royal Warrants and is one of Britain’s most eminent shotgun and rifle manufacturers. Holland & Holland’s highly skilled craftsmen have been making bespoke British guns under the same roof in its Kensal Green factory since 1890.
All its craftsmen train and practise for more than ten years before becoming masters in their field. A Holland & Holland gun can take up to two years to complete, as each gun is carefully created for and fitted to the client. Quality runs deep: ‘It’s not only to do with the engraving and the beautifully cut wood, if you open up a Holland & Holland gun, it’s just as beautiful and well-executed on the inside as it is on the outside.’
In addition to its standing as a gunmaker, Holland & Holland’s clothing has been given a timely reinvention by creative duo, Stella Tennant and Isabella Cawdor. Holland & Holland clothes are fit for purpose and appealing to the touch and eye. ‘Everything should have a function; Holland & Holland aspires to both use and beauty,’ says Tennant. Working with British manufacturers like Harris Tweed, Barrie Cashmere and Lock & Co., the collections are designed to work as well within an urban setting as out on the moors, remaining stylish without compromising on technical excellence.
A Holland & Holland gun can take up to two years to complete, as each gun is carefully created for and fitted to the client