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Otter-Messer German Nautical Sailor's Anchor Knife - M35K
The famous Mercator knife is manufactured in a small residential 3 story brick building in Solingen, Germany by the Otter-messer company.
Mercator knives are mainstay in tool boxes, fishing boxes, kitchen drawers and backpacks in many American homes.
Their low price, slim design and durability make them an easy choice for a good solid utilitarian knife.
But there is an extra sentimental aspect to them for many people that make them a little more special than your basic knife.
For many of us our first knife was a Mercator K55 cat knife. Many were carried, kicked around, thrown at trees, made into spears and sometimes lost by young American boys.
These knives first came to the United States in the pockets of soldiers returning from Europe after WWII.
Many of those knives although well used are still in good working condition today. This is because the Mercator has a simple, time tested design and excellent materials and construction
It is difficult to find a better knife for the price than a Mercator knife.