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Mr Morris777

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Savotta. Finland Tents and rucksacks. Manufacturer for Finnish and Estonian defense force. http://finn-savotta.fi/en/products/

Tältcentralen. Sweden. Tents. Takes custom orders. No english website. http://www.taltcentralen.se/

Varusteleka. Finland/Estonia. Mostly surplus but has their own brand. https://www.varusteleka.com/en/category/sarma-terava-and-jama/1557
Varusteleka needs some kind of award, taking production back to Europe! Making loads of stuff, cool and of good resources. The wool from there woolen Shirt is even woven in Europe etc.
https://www.varusteleka.com/en/product/sarma-wool-flannel-shirt/59679
https://www.varusteleka.com/en/category/sarma/2257
https://www.varusteleka.com/en/category/jama/2273
Finnish Heroes! It CAN be done.
 
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Tschum cotton lavvus are handmade in Germany from Dutch or Swiss fabric.
You can light a well sized fire in the model 4P, a stove isn't necessary. But they sell Russian tent stoves too.

Double stiched hiking boots are made in Austria by Steinkogler (in individual measures too), made in Germany by Völkl, Trabert, Meindl, in individual measures only by Geiger in Frittlingen (Black Forest area). Double stiched in Croatia are Hanwag.
Glued stuff comes from everywhere in the world, if they offer it too.

Essl produces Rucksacks in Austria, Switzerland, Czechia. The main Factory is in Czechia. The Model Kader Rucksack 40 Liter is very interesting and they deliver it to the Austrian Army too. The Kader Rucksack 35 Liter and other models are also used in this army.

Ochsenkopf and Bison produce high Quality Axes and hatchets in Germany, of course partially with american hickory handles.

Felco makes Garden scissors and saws in Switzerland.

Stihl Motor chain saws are made in Germany, but for other markets in other countries too.
Feuerhand Petroleum lanterns are made in Germany.

Ortlieb dry bags are made in Germany.

Heim produces military pouches in Germany.

Falke and Nordpol make hiking socks in Germany.

Mufflon makes woolen clothing in Germany.

Gatz produces canoes in Germany.

Mercedes G is made in Austria and Germany, Land Rover in Britain.
Lada Taiga / Niva in Russia.

Campagnolo produces bicycle parts in Italy, Brooks in Britain, Edco in Switzerland.
Do Columbus and Reynolds still produce bicycle tubes in Italy and Britain?
The Frames are made from several masters all over Europe.

Defcon 5 produces some clothing in Italy. No Idea, if the military poncho comes from Italy too.
 
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Leuchtfeuer marine pullovers, hats, shawls and socks are made in Germany, Maximo hats too. Warm X / blauer Peter makes similar stuff.
Trigema T-Shirts and other cotton clothing is made in Germany.

Rascher designs in Germany hunting Jackets and produce them in Poland, most fabrics come from Europe, a few from USA, seldom Asian fabrics too.

Beier insulated bottles and flasks from Germany

Niggeloh or Heim Dog Equipment from Germany.

Zeiss binoculars and photo lenses from Germany.

Turk iron pans made in Germany.
 
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Böker, Hubertus, Robert Klaas, Puma, Eikhorn, Herbertz, Linder, Otter, Friedrich Hartkopf, Richartz make outdoor knifes in Solingen, Germany.

Glock makes a field knife in Austria.
Not all Puma are made in Germany now though. They also have a made in China line.
 
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Not all Puma are made in Germany now though. They also have a made in China line.
Boker Manufactur Solingen is from Germany. Plus and Magnun not. They are not good in my opinion. Vanesse Blank broke her Boker Plus (China) Bushcraft XL in two pieces.
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Leuchtfeuer marine pullovers, hats, shawls and socks are made in Germany, Maximo hats too. Warm X / blauer Peter makes similar stuff.
Trigema T-Shirts and other cotton clothing is made in Germany.

I think Rascher produces in Germany hunting Jackets.

Beier insulated bottles and flasks from Germany

Niggeloh or Heim Dog Equipment from Germany.

Zeiss binoculars and photo lenses from Germany.

Turk iron pans made in Germany.
@Erbswurst
Thank you! Luckily alot is still made in Germany :)

I have the double stitched Hanwag (zwiegenaht) awesome! best I ever had
My Ochsenkopf splitting axe is very effective, the steel is good too! https://www.ochsenkopf.com/en/
Stihl is the professional choice of many. Perfect service, all spare parts available and no hassle machine. The Stihl family still have not sold out to some degenerate Multi national cooperation.
My Felco shears are superb too, the choice of professionals overhere too, even housewives who do not want a ash tray steel shears bend after one year

here some other:

https://finkhof.de/

https://www.herder-solingen.de/e/index.htm https://www.herder-solingen.de/industrie/index.htm https://www.herder-solingen.de/e/catalogue/index.htm
(a very bad website, but there leather crafts tools etc are awesome!)

https://www.windmuehlenmesser.de/en/ (superb thin ground carbon knives for in the kitchen)

I had Leica Germany binoculars, my father has a Leica Germany (vintage) camera :) http://en.leica-camera.com/
Swarovski optics are one of the best too (I had one for my previous work) https://at.swarovskioptik.com/

http://www.mueller-hammerwerk.at/de/ I have a Mueller splitting axe, good
 
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The Surefire Minimus is made in USA.
It's a heavy duty head torch that can't switch on itself by accident in the rucksack.

Paul Kirtley wrote a review about it at his blog. "Why I stopped using Petzl headlamps"

The problems he describes there with Petzl materials are solved by the way. My Petzl e+lite works very well since a couple of years.

Some Petzl torches are made in France:
Tactikka + RGB, Actik, Actik Core, Myo.

Petzl Bindi in Hungary,

Nao and Reactik in Bulgaria.

The other cheaper models come from Malaysia.
 
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It is interesting to list artisans too!
The best stuff usually doesn't come from big factories, because it is handmade.

And the artisans need our support trough this forum.
totally agree, artisians need to be here too!
like UK Bison bushcraft and all leathercrafters, woodworkers, weavers, natural dyers, permaculturist, beekeepers, forges, oil pressers etc :)
true!
 
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I find it difficult to find a border between factory and artisans.

The shoemakers I wrote about may have famous names. If you look inside you find 1 to 30 artisans making the double stiched stuff.
You just see them relatively often, because this boots last for decades.

I guess it's the same with a lot of knives.
 
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