Knives in Europe: Any Suggestions?

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    Question Knives in Europe: Any Suggestions?

    I'll be in Austria and Germany for awhile later this year. Do any of you knife connoisseurs recommend any particular makes or brands of folders that will be readily available there and which I should keep my eyes open for?

    Right now my EDC is a CRKT Crawford Falcon, but I always look at nicer knives, but I've never learned enough about them (steel, maker, etc.) to be comfortable spending more. I am not a Swiss Army knife type guy, but if I found just the right one......

    Since I'll be over there sans Glock, so a good general purpose quality folder would be nice if I so decide. Might just ship home too........

    I am not hunting for guidance on the legalities of knife carry there - just guidance on quality European folders. I'll do my homework later.

    Thanks!

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    Germany/Austria = Boker.
    That's where I would start.

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    Or even Böker

    Doesn't the ''Solingenwald'' Company still make fine blades too?
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    Umlauts be damned, I speak English and so don't need any steenking umlauts to indicate my vowel sounds...

    OT, be prepared for sticker shock whatever you buy, strong dollar was a long time ago.

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    I bought a Böker last spring in Germany. I payed too much for a model I was able to find here when I got home. But, I bought it in Germany! They wouldn't let me buy the MP5 so I got the knife.
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    German Steel

    Yea - the exchange rate has moved against me big time. Oh well.....I can always use umlauts I guess As long as I don't spend them all on great German and then

    That would be fun to pick up a Boker in Germany, and maybe give me some peace of mind......

    Any specific models someone lusts after?

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    Oh yea. You can get nice autos (knives, not cars......well nice cars too) in Germany.

    When flying home the girl at the ticket counter asked if I had anything in my bag that could be considered a weapon. I said "I have a knife". She said "a pocket knife? Don't worry about that."
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    0.02 ....... hey - only funnin ya with umlauts!
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    I'm pretty sure that Linder knives are made in Germany. They have some nifty fixed-blade designs, mostly daggers and bowies. Made from Solingen steel.

    Rost-frei = stainless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    0.02 ....... hey - only funnin ya with umlauts!
    I know that Chris, no problem, you're just sprachin that way as you just had Ibex over...

    As for a Boker I would buy?

    Leo Damascus II - $485
    Gentleman's Folder (Stag) - $175

    Also look at anything by Klotzi, there's a nice Klotzi Wimpff folder that is very collectable, four designs and only 25 of each worldwide. Not familiar with everything that Klotzi does but I'd be inclined to take a closer look if I saw any.

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    Now, if you happen to locate a Boker tilt scale automatic with stag scales we'll need to talk about getting it here to sunny FL for my collection......
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    Now, if you happen to locate a Boker tilt scale automatic with stag scales we'll need to talk about getting it here to sunny FL for my collection......

    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    I'd also shop for a good heavy walking stick (first thing) over there.
    Very effective for close-in self defense when your GLOCK is at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I'd also shop for a good heavy walking stick (first thing) over there.
    Very effective for close-in self defense when your GLOCK is at home.
    That idea is a winner!First class!You Rock, QK!



    I also think I see a Boker in my life too.........

    Thanks for all of the input and ideas, folks! Great ideas - makes this place special!

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