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Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads

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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
Reply #30 on: December 29, 2020, 01:17:29 AM
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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
Reply #32 on: December 29, 2020, 06:28:54 PM
Yeah, that's wild. Good to know though as I'll probably be travelling to Australia in the next couple of years as I have some family that lives there. In fact, I just gifted a Victorinox Manager to one of them -- hopefully they can carry the little thing. If not, it's great for travelling abroad.

It's all very confusing indeed, except that it never seems to actually go after violent criminals but perfectly peaceful, law-abiding people who just want some handy tools.

Be aware that sometimes Oz airport security checks are very thorough at picking up whatever you have on you (some of the x-ray checkers have eagle eyes, ask me how I know ....).
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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
Reply #33 on: December 29, 2020, 10:10:43 PM
I had to go through the xray machine 4 times because my Palm pilot pen had fallen out and lodged itself in the bottom of my briefcase.

I had no idea what the problem was and when they found it I was stupefied.

The cops generally dont stop you and check you without reason......most times.

But if you are involved in any sort of trouble or even back answer a cop, they will search you.

On the whole though, there is not much to worry about.

Airports are very particular though, there is no wiggle room for error, and virtually nothing is allowed...even some nail clippers or nail files.

The stupid thing......You are given metal knives and forks with which to eat in business class?????????????
 
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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
Reply #34 on: November 18, 2022, 01:25:22 PM
I will post two quick shopping guides, based on me recent shopping experience.

I see no need to start separate threads and hope this thread stays on topic:

Windhoek, Namibia:
In general, not many shops selling knives or multittols that I could find easily (searched online and had a look in some malls).  You can probably find something in organised safari accommodation or outdoor type shops somewhere.
I could not find any local knives or makers, in the city, easily.

I found one shop, selling some South African knives and the usual lower end knives. The shop was Safariland Holtz in the city centre, in Gustav Voigts Centre, next to Avani hotel. The staff was not especially knowledgeable or helpful, trying first to claim that an Okapi knife was Namibian, when I asked for local knives, then trying to impress me by flicking it open and closed several times. They do have an OK selection, if you are close by
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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
Reply #35 on: November 18, 2022, 01:38:04 PM
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In the old city centre I saw nothing interesting.

There is, however good availability and selection of Victorinox, Opinel and Swiza in Malls (BBI Cente, first floor, had some nice displays)
Also, for those wanting something more tactical, in the basement of the SCC  City Centre Mall, next to the Swisshotel, there is a shop selling the usual fixed, tactical blades.
Out of Malls, I saw the ALP outdoor shop that sells some branded multitools and Victorinox.
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Re: Country specific Multitool and Knife etc. shopping threads
Reply #36 on: June 02, 2023, 07:41:40 AM
Tajikistan

The area has a long tradition in producing fixed blades, with nice engraving. Even similar knives sold in other countries in the region may be actually made by Tajiks.

They are functional, hand made and feel good in the hand. Decent ones start at about 10 Euro and the prices go up, depending mainly on the handle (plastic, wood, bone, stag/horn), the engraving, the size and the sheath. They are however, from a functional and construction point of view, the same knives.
Whereas most of the knife making happens outside the capital the safest and easiest, for most, place to shop is the capital.

Based on the information I got the knives are made using railroad track's steel.

I will suggest two shops that are easy to get to and have a nice variety.

-For a smaller variety, there is a souvenir shop on the 2nd floor of the main indoor market. Ask for a discount, and you should get about 10% off easily. (you HAVE to pay in local currency, by law)

- Noor Art gallery, has a handicraft shop in Hayat hotel, 1st floor. (being in a hotel they will accept other currencies too, and credit cards). They also have a shop in town, for more variety. 
Here is a link to their website : http://noorartgallery.com/product-category/knives/     Expect to get 10%, easily.

There are also other online shops and possibly in towns and villages.
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