Courteney Special Orders Now Available!

Dear Fellow Enthusiast,
We’re pleased to announce that you can now order custom Courteney Boots direclty from our web site and and get them almost twice as fast as those made in the states. Order them today and you will be wearing them 90-120 days later!
It’s Easy to Create Your Very Own Boot
Simply visit our site and provide your information for each of the fields. Completing this process is fast and easy.


Jim & Elisabeth

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Turnbull Color Case Hardened Shooting Sticks

shoot_stick_zoomDear Fellow Enthusiast,

shoot_stick-shotWe are excited to introduce another new product; our Turnbull Color Case Hardened Shooting Sticks. We leveraged everything we have learned making thousands of sets of sticks over a dozen years to elevate the functionality inherent in all of our shooting sticks to a work of art.

Product Snap Shot
See photo on bottom right; clockwise direction
1. Extra soft, hand-sewn bison leather tops
2. Steel color case hardened connectors
3. Custom brass sleeves
4. Beautiful 5mm mammoth ivory night sights inlaid into the shafts you grasp for set-up

– Available in Jatoba (Brazillian Cherry) or Hickory
– Weigh only 3.5 lbs
– Include a heavy duty carrying case
and more

Own Yours Today

featuresGood hunting,

Jim & Elisabeth

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A Few of Our Favorite Blogs

African huntingIn over a year of blogging consistently, we’ve amassed quite a collection of articles.  For this week’s selection, we’ve decided to include a list of our three favorite blogs.  If you’re a new reader, you’ll have our best at your fingertips and if you’re a dedicated reader, you can remember past posts for future gift ideas.

  1. Give the Gift of Africa! – This was one of our first blogs and focused largely on what gift ideas we offer!  We still have an excellent selection of gift items and we look forward to serving your needs in the future!
  2. Courteney Boots: A Boot like No Other – This one was a combination of the history of Courteney boots, and a listing of our extensive inventory.  Courteney boots remain the standard in safari hunting, so get your hands on a pair today!
  3. Comfort and Class for your Trophy Room – This blog serves as our tribute to the trophy room as well as a one stop shop to make your room top notch!  Stop by and view our inventory that’s sure to take your trophy room to the next level!

For more great ideas to prepare you for your safari or to outfit your home, check out our website!

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More Gifts for Dad

Is there a man in your life that truly embodies the word father?  It’s a few short weeks until the great Dads of the world are celebrated, so you’ll need to find a great gift.  If the idea of purchasing another tie or bottle of cologne for Father’s Day sounds too boring in comparison to how awesome your dad is, you’ve come to the right place!

Gifts for Father's DayCamelBak® M.U.L.E.® Hydration Pack

  • 100-oz. Antidote Reservoir with Quick Link System
  • 70-denier Diamond Clarus and 420-denier nylon exterior
  • Pockets and storage systems
  • Air Director back panel
  • A narrow-gauge pack for approximately three hours of biking. 100-oz. reservoir. Pockets and storage systems for a helmet, multitool, pump, spare tire tube, extra layer of clothing, food, media player, phone, wallet and other small items. 70-denier Diamond Clarus and 420-denier nylon exterior with a durable water-repellent treatment. Air Director™ back panel. Independent suspension harness. Removable 25mm belt. Includes an Antidote™ reservoir with Quick Link™ System. Imported.
  • Capacity: 763 cu. in.
  • Empty weight: 1.48 lbs.

To buy this CamelBak Pack, click here!

Our new Carbon Fiber take-down shooting sticks are the first of their kind.  All of the full length Carbon fiber versions use our two-Gifts for Father's Daypiece aluminum take-down connector designed by a specialty fittings engineer that has three points of contact for tremendous strength.  As an added feature, the connector incorporates a rubber gasket that compresses with the last turn to prevent them from vibrating loose when traveling cross country.   Putting them together is fast and easy; they screw together by hand and assembly takes just a few minutes.  The Feather Light model uses a shorter version of the above connector to shed additional weight.

If your Dad could use a set of our shooting sticks, click here!

Gifts for Father's DayThis is a must-have accessory for any sundowner, a sterling silver capped warthog opener. These are easily distinguishable from the openers made for the curio trade that generally do not stay together past the first six pack or case of wine. These are made for us by a well-known custom jeweler. He pins the corkscrew with stainless steel and covers up the holdes with turquoise. The workmanship is flawless and these will last a lifetime. The warthog tusks measure approximately 6″ around the curve.

Help your Dad enjoy his Sundowner, click here!

For gifts like these and so much more, check out our website!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

The months seem to be flying by this year, and Father’s Day will be upon us in no time.  If you haven’t yet had the chance to scoop up a fantastic gift for the Dads in your life, you’ve come to the right place.  We have hundreds of unique and incredibly crafted items to suit any taste.  Your gift will be a surefire hit with that special Dad.

Gift for Father's Day These 1 3/8″ belts fit standard belt loops and are the best we have seen anywhere and that includes several we inspected at two leading department stores that sell for more than twice what these do. We have wanted to add crocodile belts to our line-up for some time but could not find a manufacturer that met our extremely high standards until we found this small batch, custom maker.

These belts are made from one continuous, extra thick piece of crocodile hide and this alone sets them apart from most of the crocodile belts out there. Many of the belts we looked at were made up of small scraps of hide left over from making other products that are then glued or sewn together.

Every one of these belts includes the highly sought after Hornback portion of the hide that consists of the two higher, more pronounced ridges that run along either side of the spine. This ridge starts right behind the eyes and ends well into the tail and is the most dramatic and durable portion of the hide. It typically goes to exclusive boot makers or the fashion houses. One mature Crocodile yields just two Hornback belts and this is the only type of belt our maker offers.

To buy your Dad one of these sought after belts, click here!

Gifts for Fathers DayThese leather pocket cases hold three cigars and have a tough airtight liner that ensures your stogies arrive moist and intact. The top of the case has a medallion of the same exotic woods found on the Xikar Cutters offered above which gives you the opportunity to order both of them in the same specie or mix and match.

Please note, the metal portions of the cutter are covered in a protective plastic film that traps air bubbles underneath it as you can see in the photo. Rest assured, all the metal surfaces are blemish free.

If your Dad is a cigar aficionado then this case is a must have, click here!

Gifts for Father's DayThe most popular Leatherman ever! 17 tools in one, 2 bit count.

The Leatherman Wave multi-tool is hands down our most popular model, made famous by its outside-accessible blades that can be deployed with just one hand. When we redesigned it in 2004, we gave the new Wave larger knives, stronger pliers, longer wire cutters, and all-locking blades. Perfect for any job, adventure, or everyday task, the Wave multi-tool is an international best-seller.

For a complete list of this Leatherman’s features or to make your Dad’s day, click here!

These gifts and many more are available for purchase and speedy shipping on our website!  Come make Father’s Day a day he won’t forget!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Gifts for Mother's DayWith Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, our thoughts naturally turn to what we’re going to get the mom who has everything and wants nothing.   If you think that your mom deserves the best, and you want something unique and exotic, you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve got a great selection of items any mom would love to have!

Every mom loves a new handbag, and this one is fit for a queen!  This large-sized double-handled flap-closure bag is just a bit more conservative with its smooth leather body and Zebra skin tasseled front flap. Its generous dimensions offer plenty of room for all of life’s necessities, wrapped up in a uniquely stylish, quietly exotic package.

$449 in Zebra.

Dimensions: 15” L x 16” H x 3” W (gusset)

To order this handbag for your mother, click here!

Gifts for Mother's DayWomen love shoes!  This is an undisputed fact!  Why not pick up some of the most comfortable, durable, and stylish boots on the market?  The Courteney Selous represents the flagship boot within our comprehensive range of footwear. Constructed entirely of genuine gameskin, each is as individual as the serial number it bears. Select Cape Buffalo skins are hand stitched to form the incredibly tough uppers with a soft Impala skin padded collar surrounding the ankle and lower calf to provide exceptional support and comfort. The vamp is reinforced with overstitched heel and toe box and the entire upper is stitched through to the pure rubber ‘tyre’ tread sole for all terrain durability and surer traction. The Selous is presented in a Courteney Chronicle travelling sack together with a full range of accessories including polish, cloth, brush, spare laces and alternative innersoles, to keep them in perfect condition for your next adventure. Available in Men’s 7-14 and Women’s 5-9.5. If you need a size not shown, we are more than happy to order it for you.

To get your mom on the hiking trail with the Selous boot, click here.

Gifts for Mother's DayThese bracelets are replicas in precious metals of African elephant hair bracelets, originally made by tribal hunters from the tail hairs of elephants. They were given as gifts and worn with the belief that they would provide good health and safety. They come in both men’s (4 knots) and women’s (2 knots) sizes and each bracelet is hand-crafted by a Botswana PH who has hunted these magnificent animals for the better part of three decades, like his father before him. They are made from sterling silver and 14kt gold-filled wire. They adjust easily so they can be slipped over the hand and then cinched down to the desired size. The design of these bracelets date back thousands of years. It is a testament to its universal appeal that it has remained unchanged for all that time.

To decorate your mom’s wrist with this bracelet, click here!

For these gifts, and many more suited for your mom, check out our website!

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Cigar Cutters and Accessories

Do you have a cigar lover in your life?  If you’ve been searching for the perfect gift for that special person, look no further.  We’ve got a gorgeous array of cigar cutters and accessories that are sure to make the day of any cigar aficionado.

cigar accessoriesThese jumbo-sized humidors are true works of art. We have sold out of them at the last three shows we have attended. The African Bubinga exterior has 12 coats of lacquer on it for a piano finish and the top cover features exquisite inlays of exotic woods. It holds up to 150 of your finest cigars and the outside dimensions are 16.5” x 10.75” x 9.25”. It has an extra thick Spanish cedar lining, dual levels with dividers, a humidification system, an external hygrometer, brass inset handles, a felt lined accessory drawer, lock and key and much more. These are extremely functional and the most beautiful humidors we have ever laid our eyes on. A real value as humidors that are less than half this size often retail for more than this and they do not come close to offering the value built into this stunning creation.

To get a closer look at this beautiful humidor, click here!

The ultimate in customization. Get it monogrammed and a custom image. Due to the limited space available we cigar accessoriesprefer small, simple images like the ones shown. We have done dogs, fish, 4-leaf clovers – you name it. Call us at (419) 529-5599 to describe your project to us.

The blades are 440 stainless with a hardness rating of 57 so you never have to worry about them getting dull and it will work on up to a 58 ring gauge (very large) cigar. I have been using mine for over two years and it still cuts cleanly. They have a lock to make sure they stay closed when not in use and come with a carry pouch. These are the same ones featured in the Robb Report, Cigar Aficionado and many other luxury publications. Order yours today and enjoy that favorite cigar even more tomorrow!

To purchase this cigar cutter or start customizing, click here!

cigar accessoriesThe bold beauty of Havana can now be yours with the EXII Havana Collection windproof lighter. To create this collector-quality item, we gave our original EX windproof lighter a complete upgrade, including polished steel casings and the finest Havana cigar band reproduction art ever made. Each of the 5 color variation patterns on the EXII contains unique cigar band designs taken from original decoupage artwork that made our Xi3 Havana Collection Cigar Cutters an instant classic. The artwork shown here adorns both sides of the EXII lighter, inside an extremely durable dome label.

For this lighter and more like it, click here!

With Father’s Day and summer birthdays rapidly approaching, now is the time to secure a unique gift for that special person in your life!  Check out our website for more perfect gift ideas!

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Wine and Spirits Accessories

As the weather gets warmer, we look forward to many outdoor events like barbecues and family reunions.  Most of these events call for us to provide either a bottle of wine or spirits to share.  What better way to showcase your style than with a unique item from our selection of wine and spirits related gifts?

Safari PlanningWith Mulholland’s roots near the heart of California’s premier wine region, it was only fitting that a collection of bags be designed to meet the needs of the wine connoisseur. All bags come with a semi-rigid insulated nylon liner designed to keep chilled wine or champagne at temperature and to protect red wines from temperature extremes. This is the only bag for carrying wine to a picnic or traveling across continents. Carrying handle and padded shoulder strap. Each wine carrier ships with a stainless corkscrew.

Dimensions: 16″ x 9″ x 4″

* Lariat™ Leather which is toasted honey brown in color

To get your hands on a gorgeous bag like this one, click here!

Showcase your personal safari style with this unique bottle opener and corkscrew set!  This is a must-have accessory Safari Planningfor any sundowner, the tried and true springbok openers. These are easily distinguishable from the openers made for the curio trade that generally do not stay together past the first six pack or case of wine. An old German silversmith in Namibia who imports the finest stainless steel components available from his native land and handcrafts each piece with a tedious attention to detail makes these. Each piece is polished by hand for a beautiful, satin gloss finish. The workmanship is flawless and these will last a lifetime. The Springbok horns measure approximately 10” around the curve.

To have this special item for your next party, click here!

Safari PlanningFor the discerning Scotch drinker, this item is a must have!  These custom made, extra thick, hand stitched, vegetable tanned leather carriers are the finest we have ever come across and will ensure your spirit of choice travels safely during your next adventure. This substantial piece measures 13” across, 7.5” deep and 4” tall. It comes complete with four glasses separated by a thick leather flap. The workmanship on these pieces is unmatched and they are unlike any pieces we have ever seen. Please note that the glasses featured in this set traveled all the way from African in the carrier and arrived in one piece without any extra padding inside.

For this stunning piece, click here!

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Safari Planning in Less Than Three Months

All of the heavy planning for your upcoming safari is finished, but we all know the devil is in the details.  The 0-3 month period is where you want to start trying things out before you’re on another continent and have no other option.

Safari PlanningIf you’re planning to use DEET, and this is recommended, you may want to try it and ensure you don’t have an allergic reaction to it.  Bugs are a fact of life in Africa and some can be quite dangerous.  In order to ensure your protection, we recommend a controlled release product such as Sawyer’s Premium Controlled Release Insect Repellant Lotion.  One application can last for a full day because it is micro-encapsulated to last longer.  This lotion is also effective against mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus and ticks.

To purchase this product in a handy kit that includes sunscreen, click here!

At this point in your travel planning, you’re going to want to make the decision about what gear you intend to carry Safari Planningon and what gear you plan to check.  Also, you may want to do a trial pack to make sure the weight of your bags is evenly distributed to avoid hefty airline surcharges for heavy bags.  For a carry-on bag, we recommend keeping it small.  If the plane gets full, they may force you to check your carry-on if it’s too large, so a bag like our All Leather Safari bag would fit the bill perfectly.  It has enough room to store all the items you’re planning to carry on the plane and will store nicely in an overhead compartment.

Check out the safari bag here!

Safari PlanningTwo weeks prior to your trip will include more bug preparation.  You’ll want to treat your clothes with Permethrin before you get to Africa.  Permethrin is a contact insect repellant, which means it kills an insect as soon as it comes in contact with your clothing.  Permethrin uses the same active ingredients used in head-lice shampoos.  Treatment of any campsite items you may have is also recommended, as it can drastically reduce the mosquito population in your camp.  The Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellant can also safely be used with a skin based repellant as the Permethrin binds to fabric, not your skin to prevent over-exposure!

Click here to protect your clothing effectively!

For more travel advice and supplies, be sure to check out our website for a fine array of items and timelines.

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Safari Clothing: Preparation is Essential

Going on a safari requires preparation unlike most other sports.  You’ve got to practice with your weapon, get immunizations, and nail down some pretty rigorous travel schedules.  What to wear on safari may seem like no big deal, but sometimes the right items can be the tipping point from a good safari to a great safari.

Safari ClothingAfrican trees have some particularly vicious thorns, so hand protection is required.  Our TurtleSkin Utility Gloves provide puncture and cut protection from the sharpest threats in a comfortable, flexible and secure fit. While they were originally designed to protect against broken glass and needles, they work just as well against the jagged rocks, cactus and those nasty Acacia tree thorns found in Africa. They are great for saving wear and tear on your hands and preventing infections.

Get these TurtleSkin Utility gloves from our online store!

Safari ClothingSafari hunting involves a great deal of walking so safari boot selection is important.  Safari gaiters are also a requirement.  Texas Hunt Company’s Omni Gaiters are a one size fits all solution to foot protection problems.   Everybody agrees that lightweight, comfortable gaiters are a must when on Safari. Keeping sand, sharp seeds, thorns & stickers from dropping into boots or shoes is important for obvious reasons. After nearly a year of design refinements and real-time field testing in Africa and the US, we nailed it!

Need these Omni Gaiters?  They’re available here!

Safari ClothingWith over ten different species of highly venomous snakes in Africa, some precautions are required.  Snake gaiters work in the same fashion as our other gaiters, but provide protection for the entire calf.  TurtleSkin SnakeArmor Snake Gaiters are constructed from a super-tight patented weave of high-strength ballistic fibers and polyester.  Most snake gaiters for hunting are heavy, stiff, and bulky. Less than 6 ounces apiece, our gaiters are one-third the weight of other snake gaiters, yet are tested to repel even large rattlesnakes.  You simply zip up the back and cinch the elastic top for a snug, protective fit.

Protect yourself with these TurtleSkin SnakeArmor Snake Gaiters, available at our online store!

With the extensive selection of items available at our online store, we’ve got safari preparation covered!  Check our website for these specific items, and more!

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