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MERCATOR K55K Cat Military Folding Knife

Price: $47.99

  • Model: 10-426rg
  • Weight:110.08g
  • Availability:In Stock
  • Brand:MERCATOR

Mercator K55K is a type of pocketknife produced in Germany since around 1867.  Mercator knives were primarily produced by Hy. Kauffmann traced back to mid of 19 century. The Mercator K55K knife is still produced in Germany by Mercator, now a division of Otter-Messer.  With over 140 years of existence, this legend is surprising even today of modernism

Mercator K55K is of very simple construction. The handle consists of a folded piece of sheet metal, painted black, engraved with the outline of a leaping cat and the legend "K55K", with the second "K" being backwards. The blade has a nail-nick by which it may be grasped to pull it open, and it locks in the open position (a lockback knife), after which it may only be closed by depressing a lever at the back of the knife.

This knife gained popularity in the United States following World War II, as returning servicemen brought Mercator knives home from Germany as "spoils of war".  Some believe that Mercator K55K was issued to German army, no evidence though.  However, it is probable that many German soldiers privately purchased this knife for their personal uses.

- Genuine folding knife made in Solingen, Germany since 1867;
- Unique design with a pump closure;
- 6mm thickness, lightweight enough put in pocket;
- Sturdy carbon steel handle that lasts;
- Solid constructed, forged XC 75 hardness 57 HRC
- Made in Germany

Opened Length:  20 cms
Closed length:    11 cms
Blade length :     9 cms
Handle width:     6 mm
Blade width :      3 mm
Blade:                Carbon Steel blade


About Mercator
"Mercator" means "trader" in Latin. "Trader" being the english meaning of the German name of his designer, Mr Kaufmann.  The first K is for Heinrich Kaufmann, the founder of the company. The number of the street Hochstrasse, the address of the parent company of the company Kaufmann and Söhne was 55.  The 2nd K is the initial of "Katze " (cat), stylized animal which we find on a side of the handle.  This cat and the black color of the handle make it nickname "Black cat" or " Jumping cat " by the Americans.




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