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.
OTTER-Messer's Small Anchor Knife 174RML is a non-locking, slip-joint pocket knife that has a curved sheepsfoot blade, which offers good control for detail work. It's the same knife as the Small Anchor Knife 174RLB, but without the leather lanyard. The broad size of the blade also makes it work well for most EDC cutting tasks.
The blade is made out of stainless steel 4034, which is characterized by a chromium content of at least 10.5%. This chromium content builds a protective layer upon contact with oxygen so, helping to block corrosion. The 1.4034 steel that OTTER-Messer uses is a the classic material used in the production of knives in Solingen.
The handle is a made out of grenadilla wood, which comes from the Dalbergia Melanoxylon tree, part of the legume family. This tree's home is in the dry savannah regions of the Sahel zone in the Northern region of South Africa. This hard wood is brown-black to black-violet in color and is one of the densest and hardest woods in the world. It has a relatively fine pores and therefore feels smooth and comfortable in your hands.
The OTTER-Messer Anchor knives are available in five variations: