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

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Part Number: K55
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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.
Lockback
Lockback
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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4 out of 5
Jdm
Kentucky
May 18, 2015
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Shouldn't have waited so long
I wished I had purchased one of these when I was younger. They were always being sold in the back ads of the gun magazines. Great EDC . so slim and comfortable in your pocket. Carbon steel sharpens easily to a fine hone.A near 150 year old design that stands the test of time.
5 out of 5
Robert K
Durham, Nc
May 12, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Best EDC?
After many years of trying different knives, I have decided that the K55 is the best (IMO) for EDC use. Where else can you get a strong, durable, all-steel knife with an excellent 3 1/2 in. locking blade, which is easy to open and close, is beautiful to look at and feels great in the hand, and can be dropped into a front pocket and essentially disappear? For a time it's been a toss-up between the K55 and a small sebenza micarta, but the K55 has finally won out, because so many things about it are "just right". The fact that it has been around for 150 yrs. just adds to the appeal.
4 out of 5
Derek
ns
Apr 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Great basic knife with excellent blade
I wanted a thin lock back with a carbon steel blade and the knife fits those needs well. It's a bit larger and looks a bit menacing in person for an edc but it's thin profile makes it basically unnoticeable in my pocket so I really can't complain. It came razor sharp and the carbon steel is easy to re-sharpen. The lock back works great as well. The only downside is minor fit and finish stuff. The rivets that hold the handle together we're not fully peened. It's easy enough to fix that but difficult to do so without squishing the blade and making it hard to open. A little bit of adjusting and slowly playing with it got it to where I am happy though.
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