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

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Part #: K55S | Otter Knives
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Description
K55S: Stainless Black Cat Folding Knife
Otter
 
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.
Specifications
  • 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

Lockback
Lockback
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.
4.455 (11 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Tom
Chicago
Oct 20, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Otter K55 Mercator, Black
This is a fun knife to carry! It looks unique, which is its main attribute. The Mercator came decently sharp and easily took an even sharper edge. You get a fairly long blade for a folder and the back lock is nice and solid. Being a lock-back knife less pocket lint gets into it, Which is a good thing because there’s no pocket clip (which might deter some from EDC). However the knife is also nice and light so it’s unobtrusive in the pocket. There’s a nice clip ring at the end which also helps keep the blade in when folded back. After researching I don’t really believe that this knife was standard German army issue in WWII but it was quite popular at the time for purchase among both civilians and soldiers and holding it does evoke a historic feeling. Not that I was for that side of course but German engineering has always been respected and to hold this knife is to hold something from another time that was simple yet fulfilled its purpose well. It also looks cool but not scary if one had to open it in a restaurant to butter one’s toast. I’m loving this purchase and Thank You Knife Center for offering it!
1 out of 5
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
Mike
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
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