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Trove is a really really small leather and elastic reversible wallet that is made in England

Trove is a really really small leather and elastic reversible wallet that is made in England (using Italian leather) at the Mowbray Leather Goods factory. Initially funded via Kickstarter, Trove is now available to buy on their website. TROVE also converts into a phone stand if you like, can be used to hold your headphones, and you can use it on your belt as well as putting it in your pocket or bag. Have a look at the videos and pictures I have posted below to see how it works. The last video also tells you about the Trove secret pocket. Trove also do an RFID protection tracker and anchored insert and a separate cable carry, but the former requires a subscription and the latter is more to carry, so these are less interesting for me, although they may be what you need. Trove wallets are great quality slimline wallets which are very durable and look good – http://www.trove.cc

The Eclipse TROVE. Made in England.

The Eclipse TROVE. Made in England.

A Trove wallet doubles up as a landscape or portait phone stand if you want.

A Trove wallet doubles up as a landscape or portrait phone stand if you want. Very convenient on the go, although of course you’ll have to temporarily remove the contents of your wallet when using it as a phone stand.

The Trove wallet being used as a phone stand

The Trove wallet being used as a phone stand.

Trove in a coffee shop

Trove in a coffee shop.

Trove and Oyster Card

Trove and Oyster Card.

Trove wallet in action - simplifying what you carry.

Trove wallet in action – simplifying what you carry.

Trove in use, with fish in the background.

Trove in use, with fish in the background.

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British Made First Aid and Survival Kits – Survival Gear – Medical Kits – Medical Supplies – Ropes and String – Military Equipment

If you’re buying or putting together a first aid kit for home or work, buying first aid supplies or putting together a survival kit, do try to buy British.

If you are ordering a first aid kit for your workplace, ask your supplier about the provenance of both the container and the contents and insist on getting British made for both.

It may take a bit of research to find British made.  Here is what I have found so far.  If you find more manufacturers and supplies please let me know.

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BCB International – Survival and Protective Equipment

About BCB International, Wales, UK.

BCB International is a long established designer and manufacturer of survival and protective equipment, based in Cardiff, South Wales.

BCB International manufacture some of their products in the UK, for example (as of June 2013):

  • Trekkers Survival Tin
  • Personal Safety Kit
  • Ultimate Survival Kit
  • Mountain Survival Kit
  • Disaster Grab Bag
  • Go Pack
  • Lifesaver #1, #2, and #3 First Aid Packs
  • (Some or all of the contents of the above may not be British made?)
  • Bushcraft Camouflage Cream
  • Chameleon Camo Compact
  • Wildlife Insect Repellents
  • Wet Meals Ration Packs
  • Red Cross Ration
  • Emergency Ration Pack VI
  • Emergency Belt Order Ration
  • Matchless Fire Set
  • Survival Matches (made for BCB by Octavius Hunt?)
  • Striker Fire Flint
  • Fire Dragon Fuel
  • Steridex Hand Cleaner
  • Concentrated Body Soap.

The BCB Advanced Combat Equipment and Adventure catalogues label which of their products are UK made – http://bcbin.com/media/catalogues/

Whilst a lot of BCB kit is foreign made, it is good that they still manufacture some things in Britain, including various bits of military kit not listed above. If considering a purchase, please ask if what you are interesting in will be made in the UK.

http://www.bcbin.com – Trade only, but there are links to suppliers on their website and their products can be found on the net.

BCB International Wildlife Insect Repellent Spray. Made in Britain.

BCB International Wildlife Insect Repellent Spray. Made in Britain.

BCB Combat Survival Tin. Made in Great Britain (I am not sure if all the content is British made).

BCB Combat Survival Tin. Made in Great Britain (I am not sure if all the content is British made).

British made penknives, pocket knives, survival knives, bushcraft knives and safety knives

The United Kingdom and in particular Sheffield, England is world famous for its steel products and contrary to popular belief many fine quality steel products are still manufactured in Sheffield.  There is a wide choice of quality British made kitchen knives, cutlery, pocket knives, pen knives, folding knives, survival knives, bushcraft knives, safety knives and scissors available at reasonable prices, for example from:

A.Wright and Son Limited – http://www.penknives-and-scissors.co.uk – make scissors, cutlery, kitchen knives, pen and pocket knives, hunting knives, sheath knives, British Army knives, ettrick knives, boating knives, throwing knives, commando knives, bowie knives, bushcraft and survival knives. Started in 1947, Arthur Wrights is a traditional Sheffield Pen and Pocket knife manufacturer. Everything is done in-house in Sheffield.  The quality of their products is excellent and they are good value for money.  I have an Arthur Wright 70W 70mm Farmers Sheepfoot Pocket Knife and it really is a sturdy no-nonsense knife and a fabulously useful tool. My 70W Farmers Sheepfoot weighs 80 grams (2.8 oz), has an overall blade length of 70mm (2.75″), a straight cutting edge of 63mm (2.48″) and an overall length of 158mm (6.25″). The Farmers Sheepfoot Pocket Knife is iconic and very much a traditional country knife.

Arthur Wright 70W Farmers Sheepfoot. A sturdy no-nonsense utility knife with a wide blade, brass linings, nickel bolsters and Rose Wood scales on handle. 70mm blade.

Arthur Wright 70W Farmers Sheepfoot. A sturdy no-nonsense utility knife with a wide blade, brass linings, nickel bolsters and Rose Wood scales on handle. 70mm blade. Made in England.

Arthur Wright 70W 70mm Farmers Sheepfoot

Arthur Wright 70W 70mm Farmers Sheepfoot.  Made in England.

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