Knife shop/s in Vienna, Austria?

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for sure mate :)

what are you looking for?

you won't find bargains on major brand production knives but if you are looking for customs there are some places in town to get them.

If you send me an email I can give you some adresses and maybe we can host a little get-together with austrian BF-members to show you around.

Greetings from Vienna
still no snow but lots of Glühwein&Punsch :D
 
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Danke, hannes w. I'd be looking to browse over (not likely to buy) some traditional pocketknives/slipjoints. I'm just going to be buzzing in for a one-day trip with my wife -- we're leaving the daughter with Grandma and hitting the Xmas markets, drinking some hot wine, etc. I know my wife won't want to spend too much time in a knife shop rolling her eyes and looking at her watch. But I reckon a visit to one ain't too much to ask, right!? :) Oh, we'll be coming on a Saturday. I haven't been to Austria in years - does everything still close Saturdays at noon?
 
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mnblade,

I posted an answer to your question at Knifeforums. On Saturday it is open until 6 p. m. during a Xmas time (4-5 weeks before Xmas).
I just came back from Vienna on Sunday.

Grüße,

Franco
 
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Hi mnblade-

There is a GREAT shop about two blocks from the Hotel Kumar in Vienna. If you exit the hotel, make a left for one block, go straight across the street for about two blocks and make a right. The store is on the right hand side of the street.

I've got their business card and a photograph of the store someplace around here. If I can find these items, I'll post the information to this thread. Somewhat expensive compared to the United States, but they had lots of high-end knives, spoke very clear English, and were quite friendly.

Make sure to get a subway pass to ease your travel around the city. They eat dinner very late, so don't be surprised if you're still encountering crowds even at 10:00 p.m.

~ Blue Jays ~
 
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Thanks, Blue Jays. I'll keep an eye out in case you find that business card. You mentioned getting a subway pass -- do you remember how much those cost for 24 hours?
 
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Hi mnblade-

Found the pictures of the knifeshop on my drive...

The red and white sign outside the store says, "Messerschmied / Meisterbetries -- Verklauf & Schleifservice" It is located right next door to a small food place called Cafe Nil. I can see about posting the picture of the store with all the blades, swords, and scissors in the window if that would help...it is a well-stocked place that is worth a visit, in my opinion.

The subway system in Vienna is absolutely top-notch, clean, safe, and fast. I had a multi-day pass when I last visited. I can't recall the price for a one-day ticket, but the fee wasn't outlandish for the weekly pass. It sure beats trying to communicate with taxi drivers.

We then took the business-class train to Salzburg to continue our vacation. If you'll be going anywhere else in Austria, they really have the "rail system thing" down pat.

~ Blue Jays ~
 
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hi mnblade

If you are visiting Kärtner Straße go through the Kaufhaus Steffl to the Back Alley (it is called Rauhensteingasse) there you find a Shop called "Wiener Klinge" a friend of mine works there. Lots of Austrian Custom Knives but I don't think you will find many high qualitity slip-joints in Austria. This is a dying business segment for european producers. You will find low to mid qualitiy pieces from Böker, Hartkopf and Puma maybe some Lagouiles but thats it.

Die Wiener Klinge
Rauhensteingasse 5, A-1010 Wien
Phone: +43 / 1 / 513 12 92

The shop that Blue Jays mentioned is called:

Lorenzi Elvira
Siebensterng 41
A-1070 Wien
Tel. +43(1)5262187
Fax +43(1)5269500
eMail elvira.lorenzi@chello.at

You can print out city maps from this Link but it helps if you know a little german.

prices for public transportation:
(valid for Subway, Tram, Bus, S-Bahn within city limits)

24h pass EUR 5,--
72h pass EUR 12,--
72h "Wien Karte" EUR 16,90 (transportation + price reductions at shops, restraurants, exhibitions,...)
7day pass EUR 12,50

Have a nice trip to Vienna

Hannes
 
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Good Morning Hannes W-

Elvira Lorenzi...that's it! That is the name of the shop! Thank you!

In the photograph that I found from my visit, you can see the last couple letters of the name, but not enough to see both words. Your knowledge of the city and "completing the puzzle" is greatly appreciated. I found that shop to contain a decent amount of high-quality knives. They also have a good supply of scissors, sharpening equipment, and accessories as well...

~ Blue Jays ~
 
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It's is actually Elvira Lorenzi. I was there last week. As a matter of fact, I met Ms. Lorenzi in the shop. We discussed a lot and she showed me a lot of knives I was interested in. Frau Lorenzi is a very nice, charming, and polite lady - the shop with very old tradition is, IMO, the best one in Vienna.

Franco
 
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