In 1895 selling his few worldly possessions, Joseph travels steerage across the ocean from the Baltics to the shores of South Africa. He continues his journey covering over 1000 miles of wild and rugged terrain with a friend, horse, compass, pistol and dreams of a better life in a new land. He walks into Bulawayo, Rhodesia, just months before the second Matabele war, where he later sets up an outpost. 
Joseph and his son Henry – a boxer, a mining engineer and a Hurricane fighter pilot during WW2 are the original adventurers of "Joseph Henry 1895".

"Joseph Henry 1895" is a continuation of a family tradition of supplying nomads and adventurers with high quality handcrafted goods. 

It is a journey of passion for heritage and craftsmanship.

 It is a lifestyle of dream making. 



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Bushfire Soap Bar - "The scent of this soap reminds me of relaxing at the cabin with the wood burning stove cracking in the corner. Although initially strong, the scent dissipates following my shower and is not overwhelming on my now clean skin. As a man, would you rather smell like spring in Ireland or a campfire in the Rockies?" 

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We are happy to celebrate the comeback of Commonwealth Collectors Club this spring!  If you haven't been there yet, you are totally missing out! It's a bad ass club with the market to match.