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The countries finest! 1850

Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,242 mmmmm SAKrelicious
The countries finest!
« on: April 08, 2020, 01:38:49 PM »
Celebrate the finest a country has to offer.

Here's my US collection - some of my favourite non Swiss gear:

From top to bottom: Dozier Personal, Izula II, Buck 112, LM Wave

Let's see what you have from countries around the world

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 03:00:36 PM »
Swiss contingent:

2x Farmers, 1x BuSchroder, 1x Wenger SI and 1x Woodsman mod with in line awl.

To my shame I have realised I have nothing from the UK  :facepalm:

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 03:01:58 PM »
What? :sa:
Not even Jaffa cakes?

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,242 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 03:09:29 PM »
Well of course jaffa cakes pabs. I think there's a law somewhere about always having a pack o jaffas in the house

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 03:23:41 PM »
so are there pics of these jaffa cakes

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 03:25:41 PM »
so are there pics of these jaffa cakes
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 04:19:48 PM »
 :hatsoff: Here is my contribution. 

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 04:25:54 PM »
Nice!  :like:  :cheers:

Love the sheaths as well

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 05:04:46 PM »
 :salute:.  Theres no doubt Mora makes one heck of a knife.  Call them budget, call them whatever, but make sure we call the quality and best bang for the money spent.   

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 06:05:54 PM »
Swiss
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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 06:08:00 PM »
There's some nice vintage there Steve!  :like:

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Global Moderator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 53,956
Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2020, 06:08:41 PM »
Most of the my US    ;)






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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 06:10:01 PM »
There's some nice vintage there Steve!  :like:

Thanks !   :cheers:
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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2020, 06:45:19 PM »
Beauty in the eye of the beholder!



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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 08:15:34 PM »
 :facepalm:

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 08:44:50 PM »
Nice... I actually wanted to start a thread "Made in Italy", as I think they make of the best EDC knives today. And Blade magazine seems to agree, as they have taken home knife of the year in the past 4 years... also, I get them in stores cheaper than Blade HQ prices, which is awesome :D

Made in Italy
From top:
Giant Mouse Ace Biblio (Blade HQ exclusive)
Viper Dan2
Fox Suru in CF (knife of the year 2018)
Fox Radius (knife of the year 2019)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 09:12:40 PM by Etherealicer »

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 08:48:33 PM »
Neat thread,  :like:

The vast majority of mine are Swiss, then Swedish but will post just one from each country,  Ok here goes... in no particular order

Ireland, England, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, DDR, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, China, Japan, South Africa, USA, Canada, Brazil..ignore the two extra, i thought one was CZ but i have that here and it's not in the pic, the other is another Swiss that sneaked in








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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 08:54:18 PM »
Nice... I actually wanted to start a thread "Made in Italy", as I think they make of the best EDC knives today. And Blade magazine seems to agree, as they have taken home knife of the year in the past 4 years... also, I get them in stores cheaper than Blade HQ prices, which is awesome :D

Made in Italy
From top:
Giant Mouse Ace Biblio (Blade HQ exclusive)
Viper Dan2
Fox Suru in Carbon (knife of the year 2018)
Fox Radius (knife of the year 2019)

I like Fox, they make good stuff,  i almost bought a Meskwaki folder once but then came to my senses, just a bit too big for me i think

Most of the my US    ;)



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Nice  :like:


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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2020, 09:03:19 PM »
Made in Japan

From Top
Spyderco Dragonfly 2
Spyderco Dragonfly 2
Spyderco Dragonfly 2
Spyderco Dragonfly 2 with laminated blade
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 09:13:44 PM by Etherealicer »

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2020, 09:04:07 PM »
Made in China
Yeah, you can get really nice knifes made in China...
James Brand Carter
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 09:10:33 PM by Etherealicer »

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2020, 09:07:43 PM »
Made in Lithuania
This might just be the last neck-knife I ever buy... love this little bugger

TRC Mini Tanto

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2020, 09:09:25 PM »
Made in Switzerland

Klötzli ATS-34
Klötzli Small Border Guard Knife (ugly wrapping was made by myself)
Klötzli "Pry-Dagger"

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2020, 09:11:51 PM »
I like Fox, they make good stuff,  i almost bought a Meskwaki folder once but then came to my senses, just a bit too big for me i think

Nice  :like:
Now you carry a ColdSteel Espada  XL? :D

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2020, 09:45:42 PM »
Lovely examples everyone.  :cheers:

That Lithuanian tanto is nice E  :like:

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2020, 10:00:16 PM »
I don't think I particularly have the finest from anywhere  :D A lot of my tools are low to mid range, or have been tweaked.

I have one "premium" folder, and it's not as good as my cheapies. It remains with me as a user, to remind that big money doesn't always mean big benefits  ;)

I do have items from several places though. Off the top of my head, I have something from England, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, China, Japan, and United States. I might have something from other places too, but nothing springs immediately to mind  :think:

No pics, sadly  :-\ Most of what I have left has been squirrelled away for a year or more



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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2020, 09:54:37 AM »


Vertical on left side, from the Left and Top
Mora - Sweden  This needs no introduction, may not be the 'best' of Sweden but they have definitely contributed to making Scandi grind world known.
GEC - US  Case is probably much larger and and a longer history for making traditional, but I thank GEC for their excellent workmanship and making traditional a new tread again.
Leatherman - US  Again, needs no introduction, one of the best pliers based manufacturer.


Midde row, from top
Helle - Norway  Started in 1932, they are a reputable family-owned maker of Scandinavian knives.
Tashi Bharucha Prism - China/US  Got this via massdrop, and a joint collaborated effort between China manufacturer and US designer
Swiss Army Knife - everyone knows about this one...
We Knife - China  One example of the new breed of Chinese manufacturers making decent knives with good design and decent workmanship

Laconico Keen - China/US Another massdrop knife that I like, joint effort between US and China
CRK - US/S.Africa  I thank CRK for rising the bar so high up 2 decades ago, and kinda help revolutionize the whole industry


Vertical on the right, from the top left
Lionsteel - Italy  I think this is one of the earliest integral mass produced knives, very innovative brand from Italy
Higonokami - Japan  Honestly, this is just what I have from Japan, and it probably will be a disgrace to call it finest from Japan since they have such a rich cutlery history.
Laguiole - France  This knife pattern has a rich history in France, and probably could be traced back 200 years ago.
Buck - US  Solid brand in US which has served many generations of American(and worldwide) well
Ahti - Finland  Made in Kauhava, which is a center of knife making in Finland for hundreds of years





Another look at the Tashi Bharucha Prism, what I like to bring out here is--sometimes instead of only thinking each other as competitors, joint collaborative effort often yields something unexpectedly beautiful.  Tashi Bharucha custom knives are quite expansive and I probably couldn't afford one if this collaboration didn't exist.

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2020, 10:02:10 AM »
Many, many great posts here, and they are all making me drool! :drool:

Steve, so many traditional and LMs, that's unreal!

Etherealicer, awesome collection, I need to look more into all the recent goodies coming out from Italy!

Borg, that's lovely!  And I really look forward seeing some of them again in the upcoming MTO unleashed chanllenge!   And yes, all you cutlery lovers, please do come join us in this fun challenge in June!

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2020, 11:01:11 AM »
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Vertical on left side, from the Left and Top
Mora - Sweden  This needs no introduction, may not be the 'best' of Sweden but they have definitely contributed to making Scandi grind world known.
GEC - US  Case is probably much larger and and a longer history for making traditional, but I thank GEC for their excellent workmanship and making traditional a new tread again.
Leatherman - US  Again, needs no introduction, one of the best pliers based manufacturer.


...



Ah-ha! But... Isn't that a Japanese made PST?   :whistle:

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Re: The countries finest!
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2020, 11:22:40 AM »
Ah-ha! But... Isn't that a Japanese made PST?   :whistle:

 :facepalm: :D

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