Otter Mercator K55K
The American GI's brought this Otter Mercator K55K knife to America after World War II. There it became famous under the name "Black Cat Knife" and is still a cult there today. The embossing is stamped under the press and after powder coating is hand painted as in the old days. Incidentally, the designation Otter Mercator K55K means “K” for Kaufmann (the original manufacturer), “55” for Hochstraße 55 (the original company address) and “K” for the cat symbol.
The Mercator knife has been popular for over 100 years because of its simplicity, functionality and robustness. Even though it wasn't designed as an army knife, it quickly found favor with Kaiser Wilhelm's army. The name “Kaiser-Wilhelm-Messer” also comes from this period. Today it is used all over the world and distinguishes itself in everyday life with its narrow, indestructible design.
The blade of the Mercator knife is made of either stainless or carbon steel.
OTTER – Hot quality from Solingen since 1840
The traditional knife manufacturer Otter was founded in 1840 in a small Kotten in Solingen founded. The company was named after the many otters who have settled around the water-powered grinding shop and are based in the Bergisches Land. To this day, an otter can be found on every knife as the knife manufacturer's logo. Solingen carefully handcrafts all Otter knives. The best materials ensure excellent results during manufacture. Every outdoor fan will find his knife in the range, whether for the garden, leisure time or household.