mercator k55k uk

Looking at these knives, you can really see how the past was molded to create the over-optimized world of production knives we have today. Design by, General terms and conductions of business. Historical Significance of the Mercator K55K.

First class service and FREE shipping! When you move to the payment pages, our partners PayPal and Nets will make sure your payment transaction is completely secure! The Mercator knife has been produced in Solingen for over 100 years and with almost no changes to its design. The Mercator knife – a piece of history for everyday life The Mercator knife has been produced in Solingen for over 100 years and with almost no changes to its design.

Primarly manufactured by Frost, but you can find Mora Classics from other manufacturers too, like my old one from E. Jonsson. Click the link to see our  Covid-19 Rules. The blade takes a killer edge and its as barebones (in a good way) as you can get. Mo-Fr: 10am-1pm & 3pm-6pm (CET) This trademark is derived from the initial of the manufacturer's name 'K', the street number of the factory address, '55' and the first letter of the German word for cat 'Katze'. Run by a two-person husband and wife team, Thomas & Elise Xavier, this blog's mission is to offer a down to earth resource for both survivalists and preppers alike.

But the same can be said for a Puukko or Leuku (I Know the Sammi but the traditions were spread across tribes so its equally hard to pin down in the end) so I would argue the are worth considering. Terms of Use and Privacy.

Even today, the famous cat with the characters K55K - from Kaufmann's address at 55 High Street, Katze (cat) - is applied by hand in genuine gold paint. Otter Mercator K55K gold Stainless folding knife.

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In 1909 when Elsener’s mother died, he changed the name of his company to Victoria (after his mother) and Inox from the French word for stainless (Inoxydable) creating the company name so well known worldwide: Victorinox. Excellent article !!! I actually own their limited edition “1890” model, with its sterile beeswax handle and no locking ring. Barlow knives were featured in many pioneer pockets (as well as regular farmers) for very good reason. Knives of this type have been made in Solingen since the 19th century. PLEASE REMEMBER, we can only supply knives if you are over 18 years old. To this day, the Ka-Bar Marine Knife is made in Olean, N.Y.

Like the others, the pattern is very old based on models used in Bohemia and Bavaria 300 – 400 years ago. These little frictions folders have been around since 1896. :).

Some more Swiss Army Knife trivia: the first Swiss (made) Army knives were made by Karl Elsener, and known as the Modell 1890. The engraving has to do with the Melanesian incarnation of the spirit God of death and destruction: very cool if you ask me. Modern knives are amazing tools, there’s no denying that, but how we got there is, to me, just as fascinating as the actual modern knives are – if not a little bit more fascinating. Whether it is legal in your state is another matter. Elise had the idea to do up an article like this the day after we hit publish on the Douk-Douk review.

Despite its considerable length, nearly 4 1/2" closed, the slim profile lets it ride comfortably in the pocket. No fancy free e-book or shiny product bribe incentive offered here! The true American classic as far as I am concerned. I have a few of these now I want the rest !!! Whilst it was originally a British design made in the British capital of steel (Sheffield, since the 1670s), it has without doubt become an American classic. Nonetheless, its cutting performance can’t be debated, and I can’t dream of having a collection without one – especially since being back in the UK means I have a limited amount of knives available to EDC. Gangs and criminals used this blade so often, it’s even been known as the “Saturday night special!”. Definitely the kind of knife that does considerably better with a little elbow grease. Little has changed from the original design, yet despite being in production now for over 140 years, the K55K is surprisingly modern even by today's standards, exceeding the quality and design of many newer knives.

I mentioned this in my review of the Douk-Douk: in Northern Africa, “Douk-Douk” became synonymous with “knife,” as it became quite ubiquitous. Lamnia offers FREE shipping on orders over €100.00!

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Its like holding an oversized lego brick with weird dimple cut outs on a single side. It’s now in production made by cognet ( douk douk) but in the local region of the pyrenees it’s still made by hand. Want to grab any now that you know the historical significance?

The folding pocket knife MERCATOR, seems to be the oldest steel-handled knives folded 1867, compared to his two other fellow French and Japanese, Douk-Douk 1929, and Higonokami 1896.

As far as availability goes, the Helle version is probably the most attainable.

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West Knoyle,  Nothing wrong with modern knives being made in the East (my 2 cents), but an American classic should stay in America, or else it’s not really an American classic anymore. +44 33 0027 1061, © Copyright Lamnia 2019. I’d add the “Official Boy Scout” pattern knife- Main blade, can and bottle openers (screwdriver tip), awl, and lanyard ring.

Great article!

The Heinrich Kaufmann & Sohne factory closed down in 1995. Even though it wasn't designed as an army knife, the army of Emperor William got to know and appreciate the qualities of the Mercator rather quickly. Currently don’t own one, and I must admit I forgot all about their existence until writing this article, but now that I’ve surfaced this ol’ memory, I think I will have to rectify the situation by getting my hands on one again. Under each and every knife on this list, I’ll write a little blurb about the history of the knife.

Comes in all sizes (some are basically small swords) by all sorts of different manufacturers (at many different price points). Quite an incredible feat if you ask me. Never personally handled one but I have seen a bunch of youtubers talk about them.

Knives like the Schrade Old Timer, which I’ve not listed considering the fact that it’s no longer made in the USA, which to me is a huge let down and an insult to its legacy. The Solingen original was first produced in the knife and blade forge "Mercator" Indiawerk Heinrich Kaufmann & Söhne. Thanks for sharing.

The truly classic Moras by Andersson, et al were forged in rhombic shape with full-length tangs peened over a washer in the pommel end of thier wooden handles, not stamped out with stub tangs that have a plastic handle molded around them. 53550 LAPPEENRANTA These days, they are famous for making badass autos, but the old school Mikov Fish Pattern (known as the “Rybi?ka”), has been around since the early 20th century, and is favoured as a tool for mushroom picking, which the internet informs me is a traditional Czech hobby. My very first knife was a “Boy Scout” style knife made by a company called Pradel. Since 1884, Victorinox has been cranking out utility knives for the armed forces in obscene numbers, and whilst the design and materials have changed considerably over the years, I think its incredible that for 130 years+ they are still the preferred utility tool for the Swiss military (and now German too!). From chopping down firewood to butchering Elk, this is the textbook definition of a survival knife. its name became synonymous with “knife” amongst the local populace. (I know we say its Jim Bowie but nameless people evolved the pattern over time.) You all knew it was coming. Perfect as a working tool for stalkers and bushcrafters alike, it also makes an ideal gift for collectors of historic knives.

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