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

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Part Number: K55
Manufacturer: Miscellaneous
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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.
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.
4.607 (61 reviews)
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Lynnwood, Wa
Sep 25, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, None
Cons: Blade Sharpness
It's what I expected
It's a solid lockback pocket knife that came with a so-so edge. The carbon steel wasn't difficult to re-sharpen to my liking. Blade isn't exactly balls-on centered, but it's good enough.
5 out of 5
Sep 12, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Brilliant design.
EDC, if I could only have one knife it would be my K55K. So slim you hardly know it's in your pocket and tough enough for most tasks. Five stars only because I can't give it six!
2 out of 5
US West
Sep 06, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Weight, None
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Poor Modern Replica v.2
Forgot to mention. Like someone else already pointed out, the blade is closing directly on a piece of plastic and cuts into it with the tip. Also, the C75 steel they used for the blade has hardness of 56 HRC and frankly, any heat-treated carbon steel containing .75% carbon and having below 60 HRC is a joke. Entire trade-off in carbon steel towards stainless is the hardness = better edge retention. What's the point of even using carbon steel if it's soft?
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