Since 1840, OTTER-Messer has been making high-quality knives in Solingen, Germany. OTTER-Messer translates to "Otter Knives," inspired by the otters who call the water near the factory their home. Their traditional knife-making process means a focus on quality, as every knife is ground, stropped, and polished by hand. Simple, beautiful, and traditional, an Otter-Messer knife is a great way to change up your EDC, with traditional styling and black handles, it's a great way to add simple utility to your pocket.
It's simple and flat design offers a good weight in your hand, while the blade opens smoothly and black locks solidly. This version features black handles, a C75 carbon steel blade, and a lock back mechanism. Carbon steel means unalloyed steel, which is made almost exclusively of iron and to a small extent (0.5 to 1.4%) carbon. It has a high hardness so it retains a sharp edge and can be ground particularly fine without breaking. It will develop a patina, characterized by a distinct discoloration.
This is a no-nonsense knife that will add utility to your EDC. The black stainless steel handle is 4.25" long and features stainless steel pocket clip to add function to classic design. It weighs only 2.65 ounces. Pull the blade open with the nail-nick opener and it will lock into place.
The Black Mercator with Clip is available in two different blade materials: