It is comforting there are those who buck the age of instant gratification. To be sure, Holland & Holland is one of them.

The English best gun maker has been creating custom masterpieces in hardwood and metal for going on two centuries. And while the company has embraced some modern manufacturing processes, a lion’s share of the work is still done the way it was when Harris Holland founded the company.

In short, Holland and Holland’s shotguns and rifles are born through craftsmen’s skill, sweat and steady hands. The above video gives you a brief glimpse of this truly beautiful process.

There is nary a word in this video. There doesn’t need to be. The file, the chisel, the checkering cutter speak louder than any voiceover ever could.


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