Did you know the K55 was a piece of history?
I am a WWII German re-enactor and the K55 was the most common pocket knives carried by German Soldiers of that time. So many Germans were captured or killed with these knives in their pockets, that the allies thought they were issued equipment. The truth was soldiers bought them with their own money. K55s were as popular in Germany as Buck lock blades were in the US. Every GI wanted to bring home a Luger, but the military started cracking down on the practice of "souvenirs". What GIs brought home were K55s, thousands of them (they were easier to hide). Maybe you have one at the bottom of your Grand Daddy's old tool box! Any way, It's a great, sturdy knife made exactly the way they did back then at a reasonable price. OK, OK, I use it in and around the house to, its just to cool!