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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. Made in Germany.
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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New Paltz, NY
Sep 16, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Great pocket knife.
Simple, handsome design. I got one for everyone in my family.
5 out of 5
R O'halloran
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Sep 12, 2014
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Cat Knife
The German Cat Knife has been my pocket knife of choice for years. When I lived in Monterey, a lot of the fishermen there liked to use them. They'd tie a little string around the bottom, metal loop on the knife handle and attach the other end of the string to their belt, or their jeans. The blade takes a real good edge. What I really like about the Cat Knife is how thin it is inside of my pocket. I barely notice that it is there. It doesn't make a big lump in my trousers. It makes a great pocket knife. Also, I'd like to commend the Knife Center on their speedy delivery. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived only a few days after I ordered it.
5 out of 5
Durham NC
Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
A Great Knife
After many years of carrying pocket knives, including several sebenzas, I have decided that my favorites are the mercator K55 and the opinel #8 - especially the K55. In terms of ease of carry (thinness), blade size, shape, and grind, I would guess that most people would find it ideal, even if it is not a one handed knife. The carbon steel takes a slightly better edge than the stainless, but both are good. There is a reason that the K55 has been produced and popular for about 150 years. It may not have fancy inlays, micro-precise machining or a pocket clip, but it is a beautiful knife in terms of overall design, practicality, and ease of use.
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