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Otter Mercator Solingen K55 Black Cat Knife German, Stainless Steel, Army Issue - L154S

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Part Number: K55S
Manufacturer: Otter Knives
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K55S: Stainless 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 stainless 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: Stainless 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: 000000182607

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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Stuart H.
Oshawa, Ontario
Aug 31, 2016
Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Type
Cons: Overall Quality, None
"Sometimes, Nostalgia Is Best Left In The Past"
I must admit, the thought of owning a knife that was on the verge of celebrating its' sesquicentennial year of production was rather alluring. However, the specimen that I received had been very shoddily assembled. In fact, the bail was even broken at the attachment rivet. There was a time when cutlery made in Solingen, Germany was, well, "the cat's meow". That's not the case here. If it's a nostalgic and handy army knife you're looking for, seek out a Joseph Allen & Sons 2-piece British Army Knife (NSN9757402). You'll be quite pleased with that trip down memory lane!
5 out of 5
New York
Nov 30, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use
Cons: None
Happy to Find That These Still Exist
I am a printing press man and no knife fits our occupation better than this one. We use these knifes in prepping the rolls of paper, cutting jammed paper out of the press, making the lead up tapes, cutting bundling twine, etc. The knife has a thin profile that allows it to fit in your pocket unlike the buck 110 which you have to wear a sheath which if you ask any press man you do not want things hanging off your body that can get caught. These knives take a beating the paint may wear off but it works day after day. Back in the day the paper companies gave us these. Then they disappeared the only ones were a cheap Asian copy that were terrible . I am so glad to see that you can get the real German ones again. Give it to the right person and you can make these razor sharp. You can go through paper like a lazer beam
4 out of 5
Mar 18, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Basic and solid
Different, but great, looking knife with a story. My only ding against it is the uneven paint in the k55k logo on mine. I have the stainless version. Sharpens well. Lock up inspires confidence. Good light use slicer. Would probably filet decently in a pinch, given the long narrow blade.
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