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 the brass small Mercator knife as a way to make a statement.
OTTER-Messer's classic Mercator has a "K55K" with a leaping black cat on the handle, but that traditional mark been updated for this brass edition. Instead, it has the company logo, an otter catching a fish, and the word "OTTER" on the side.
This traditional folding knife has a stainless steel blade, a lock back mechanism and has a nail nick opener. The small bail loop can be used for lanyards or a chain attachment and the thin profile allows it to lay flat in your pocket, making it a great EDC knife.
The Brass Mercator can be used for a variety of everyday tasks and its traditional and minimalistic design is tough enough for everyday carry.
The OTTER-Messer Mercator in Brass is available in four variations: