A must-have for every adventurer planning an African safari are the new leather ankle gaiters made by The Courteney Boot Company for London gunmaker John Rigby & Co.

Made from soft but hardwearing tanned leather, these lightweight gaiters are designed to protect your ankles from thorns and prevent twigs, grass seeds and other debris from working their way into your boots.

Fitted with an elasticated cuff and measuring 8 inches, these gaiters will stretch to fit neatly around your ankles, plus their short styling and colouring pairs perfectly with safari wear.

Handmade in Zimbabwe from natural game skins, the leather will age gracefully with time, to last for many miles of comfortable walking.

Marc Newton, managing director of Rigby, commented: “When on safari I find there’s nothing more annoying than that small stone working its way into your boot, causing mild discomfort on every step. But these new Rigby gaiters are perfect for preventing this problem and they’re so comfortable to wear.”

RRP £45. Available exclusively from www.johnrigbyandco.com

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Editor’s notes:
• Founded in Dublin in 1775, the company has more than 240 years’ of gunmaking experience.
• Rigby opened its first London shop in 1865 and continued operating out of both offices until they closed their Dublin shop in 1897.
• The company moved to the USA in 1997, but returned to London in 2013 when it was bought by L&O Group, Germany.
• Rigby now operates out of a purpose built premise in Pensbury Place, London.
• In 2013, Rigby recommenced their historic partnership with Mauser, which dates back to the late 19th century.
• The firm manufactures bolt-action and double rifles. Products of particular note include the iconic Rising Bite double rifles, fully bespoke London Bests, the award-winning range of Big Game bolt-action rifles and the latest creation the Highland Stalker.
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