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Mercator Solingen K55 Black Cat Knife German, Carbon Steel, Army Issue - G154

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Part Number: K55
Manufacturer: Miscellaneous
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Mercator's Geman army issue Cat Lockback. 3.3" spear point blade made in Solingen Germany. The handle is black coated metal and the picture of the cat is etched in gold color. Carbon steel blade. Lockback mechanism. Made in Germany.
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
Made in Germany
Made in Germany
The original steel Capital of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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Brooklyn, NY
Dec 13, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
Best value for the money and a classic
Perfect for old-timers like me. Doesn't spook NYC cops due to the total lack of "tactical" features seen on newer folders, but provides for a good grip, forward and reverse, and decent penetration due to the slim profile. Sharp out of the box - well, plastic sleeve. Opens easily with one hand, without holes or studs. After a couple of months of daily pocket ware started showing some rust/discoloration on the exposed part of the blade. But y'all gonna complain about that when you've got a German-made blade for 30$? Nope, just a heads-up.
5 out of 5
Dec 01, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great knife
Its a great knife i don't have a clue what that one 2 star review was nagging on about. Came sharp has a nice weight the handles are slim and comfy, blade opens smoothly and blade locks solidly.
4 out of 5
seattle Wa
Nov 16, 2015
Pros: None
Cons: None
Mercator Solingen K55 Black Cat Knife German, Carbon Steel, Army Issue
Love my cat knife. However they are just as expensive as a Buck 110 from Walmart. But the Cat knife is EZer to carry in pocket and love the carbon steel balde as its Ezer to keep sharp as its a thinner blade using a bit coarser stone.Of coarse it LOCKS Last Batch I got was from Worldknives in Washington for about 17$ apc. However the prices are all the same at about $28 which most people will think is too much for a cheap looking knife but after you carry other knives the Carbon steel is where it shines. I rate this as one of the MOST PRACTICAL EDC knife around. My 200$ Herburtus Auto is nice but heavy & never really cuts as good as the cat knife. These are made by Ottermesser in Germany. But before 1996 by soemones else and they were a little better made as I notice the locks are slightl looer than the early versions. OtterMesser makes some nice carbon steel knives but hard to get in the US.
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