Otter Mercator Solingen K55 Black Cat Knife German, Carbon Steel, Army Issue - L154


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Part #: K55 | Otter Knives
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K55: Carbon Black Cat Folding Knife
The Mercator German Army Issue Cat Lockback is a simple folding knife that features a 3.5" blade with a stainless steel handle. The blade is made from carbon steel with an effective nail nick for easy opening while the lockback mechanism locks the blade firmly in place. The handle is made from one piece of black coated steel and features a cat etched in gold color. The slim profile makes this knife easy to use and to carry. Made in Germany.
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Closed Length: 4.25"
  • Overall Length: 7.75"
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.09"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black Stainless Steel
  • Handle Thickness: 0.24"
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Weight: 2.9 oz.
  • Made in Solingen, Germany

UPC Code: 000000010153

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Made in Germany
Made in Germany
One of the older steel Capitals 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 and look and feel great.
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Wayne S
Jan 01, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Solongen K55 Knife
I was given the knife by a retired friend who was downsizing his “stuff” and didn’t know where he got it. The Black was worn off and the handle was covered with crud and a bit of rust on the handle but some medium scotchbrite took care of that. The blade was reasonably sharp, the handle was in good condition, the lock held well and was easy to operate. The blade is straight and overall is in great condition. It also has a sheath which could be handy. The carbon steel blade is not an issue for me. I have several Case knives that way and a quick work on a barbers strap hones them well. If the blade loosens a few careful raps with a hammer on the rivet should cure that. All in all it is an easy to carry knife and a great conversation piece.
4 out of 5
Sep 01, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, None
Cons: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel
Good EDC
A proven, time-tested classic, but the blade on mine was noticeably bent about 1" from the ricasso. When closed, the tip of the blade was off center, fairly far to one side. I had to put the blade in a vise and slowly and *carefully* bend it to just about straight. The tip was then fairly far off center to the other side, but I'd rather have that than a bent blade. You can do a lot of everyday tasks with a much shorter blade, but sometimes it's nice to have a longer blade like on the Mercator (the cutting edge is 3 1/4"). The overall thinness and light weight make it unnoticeable in the pants pocket despite the length (4 5/16" closed, not counting the bail).
4 out of 5
Homam Z
Mar 04, 2017
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Sheath, None
Pretty good for the price
I use this knife just for cutting everyday things like plastic or fruit. It take some time before it sharpens, but its simple and to the point in how it can be used and is easy to use. I would have like to have known how blunt it would be before ordering and a recommended sharpener for carbon steel.
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