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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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Tom W
Louisiana- usa
Aug 10, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: None
Cool Knife
The interesting thing about this kinfe is that it has been in production since 1867 and is still a useful knife. The carbon steel blade is capable of being honed razor sharp-but will discolor (called "patina", or rust if not if put away wet) but so what? The thin stamped metal sides make for easy carry and the secure locking system makes it seem like a fixed blade when open. Acording to my on-line research-this knife was never issued by the German Army-but the soldiers bought them with their own money during WW1 and WW2 b/c they were and still is a great utility pocket knife.--Buy one, BTW - the little lanyard loop os no longer needed-but so what?
4 out of 5
Ken
Ontario, Canada
Aug 07, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
no-nonsense lock blade
I had heard about these knives and wondered if they were as good as they said. I started searching and Boom! Knifecenter had them in stock. The price was fair and I ordered one off of the easy to use website. The package arrived promptly with all the necessary documentation attached and the knife was well wrapped and protected in a cardboard box. The Mercator k55 "black Cat" locking blade is a no-nonsense knife that screams UTILITY. The knife body is black enamel, 4 1/2" long and barely 1/4" thick allowing it to lay flat in the pants pocket. There is a lanyard loop that is built sturdily enough and is held in place with rivets, not screws, so no chance of coming off. The blade is made of Solingen steel and is fairly thick and solid. The blade is pulled open and is locked and closed by use of a large protruding tab which does not catch on things as it's edges are all rounded. While a little larger than what I normally would carry, this folder has become my favourite, well suited for cleaning fish, small game, cutting rope etc. However this is NOT a knife for prying open crates, pulling nails etc as the blade hinge will be damaged. Get a solid blade knife if you intend to do that. All in all, a good solid locker with a no-nonsense look.
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.
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