Elizabeth Stuart Design

South Carolina 'Gator Skinned Goods

There is only one George Campsen and there is only one George Campsen original alligator skinned product. 

A Charleston native, George Campsen started his business while a high school student. His business is far from the commercial farm-raised alligator business... most alligator products you find in a retail setting are from commercial industry with farm-raised alligators. Not a Campsen business. You will find him in the woods - nothing farm raised. The ACE basin, the South Carolina woods, and a natural setting are where his gators are raised.  

So, Campsen's business model is a little different.  From start to finish, he is a part of the process. Donned in blue jeans and a baseball cap, he hunts the basins and impoundments of South Carolina, wrangles with a fishing line or bow & arrow, and completes the skinning and salting of the hide himself. 

Each product, from belt to money clip to gun sling, is hand stamped with the South Carolina tag number of the individual alligator. 

There is a booming alligator population in South Carolina and a statewide hunting season, so during these times Campsen is busy. There is only so much time and there are only so many Campsen Originals each year. 

It’s the perfect gift for the hunting family member in your life, the one-of-a-kind shopper, or a proud South Carolinian. There are very few retailers where George Campsen has chosen to sell his products, and ESD is honored to be one of those he has selected.

Shop in the store and own a piece of South Carolina hunted, created, stamped by one of South Carolina's finest. 


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