Gear made in Europe and the UK.

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Nomad64

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Kotteman

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Jun 3, 2009
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Kero, Sweden. Mainly shoes but does some nice leather bags made by their own tanned reindeer leather. https://www.kero.se/

Hilleberg, Sweden but manufactured in Estonia. Tents, very good ones. http://se.hilleberg.com/EN/?language=EN

Skråmträsk,Sweden. Shoes, good for rambling around but not for to serious usage.http://skobutiken.skramtrask.se/produkt-kategori/skramtrask/

Lundhags, Sweden. The boots are still made in Järpen. http://www.lundhags.com/

Ivanhoe, Sweden and Europe. Boiled wool sweaters. http://www.ivanhoe.se/en-GB

Sätila,Sweden. Wool beanies. https://www.satila.com/en/

Rufflander woork Boots from William Lennon & Co, Great Britain. Boots. https://www.rufflander.co.uk/

That´s all i could think of from the top of the head.
 
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RAPPLEBY2000

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special air sea services, Lancaster, Did make a whole load of Bispoke Specialist clothing and equipment from SAS Kit-Carry smocks to Webbing (I believe they had turned to a more Bushcraft style webpage but can't find them).

another couple of older UK companies that made Military stuff:

RADAR: Made SAS style Jackets and Hydro-ram bivibags (I believe was a UK company).

Magmor: Made Military style nylon webbing pouches and bags(I believe was a UK company).

Arktis (mentioned #41): also make military Pouches and make those familiar hi-vis vests and pouches that the UK police use.
 

OMark

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Great list! Definitely some new brands out there for me to look into.
 
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lostplanet

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https://perilla.co.uk/ make awesome alpaca socks

http://www.jayjaysbrecon.co.uk/made-by-jayjays-c102x2083476 military but has obvious bushcraft uses.

https://dixiescorner.co.uk/about-us-1-w.asp again military but useful.....

http://www.hanwag.com/about-us my last pair of tatra boots were made in Slovakia

https://www.lansdaleltd.com/about-lansdale I think Lansdale make nyrex folders among other things.

I believe black horse military equipment was made in England but they are going through a changeover I think. http://www.ukcircle.com/directory/black-horse-international-trading-ltd-northampton-nn6-9aj-b809034

http://www.estwing.com/about_us.php axes, hammers etc....

http://soloint.co.uk/About.html

here is a website dedicated to UK

https://ukmade.wordpress.com/
 
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Kotteman

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Jun 3, 2009
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Östansjö Sweden
Wildo. Sweden. Plastic eating utensils, such as the folding kåsa. http://www.wildo.se/

Polyver.
Sweden. Winter insulated boots. http://www.polyver-boots.com/en/

Olskogen
. Sweden. Wooden forest-skis. Non eng web. http://olskogens.com/

Östergrenskidan.
Sweden. Wooden forest-skis. Non eng web. I'm surprised that he had a website. http://taigaskidan.se/?p=4

Tegnässkidan.
Sweden. Wooden forest-skis. Also sells Jörnkängan, a lundhags like boot but more robust and thicker sole. Almost impossible to find otherwise. http://tegsnas.se/webbutik/

Houdini.
Sweden/Europe. Outdoor clothes in recycled material and made to be recycled. https://www.houdinisportswear.com/en

Kupilka.
Finland. Wood/plastic eating utensils. http://kupilka.fi/en

Svenska träkanoter.
Sweden. Wooden canoes. Really nice canoes made by a old teacher of mine. The canoe most likely seen in Ray mears Sweden episode. Or it's made by Bosse and Lars, since they are good old friends. http://www.trakanot.se/swedish-wooden-canoes-3/
 
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Fantastic reference, thanks for putting this together! Any Northern Ireland or Ireland Manufacturer? I only know of Bach.