A "legend" has returned. The 4-part Mercator pocket knife was produced more than 60 years ago by the Kaufmann und Söhne Company in Solingen. We have brought the knife back to life based on faded yellowing drawings. It is built to include 4 tools, just like in the olden days. A lockable knife blade, the awl for loosening knots and punching holes into leather and fabrics, the can opener, and a cork screw.
It takes more than 120 work processes for its manufacturing. Everything is crafted by hand. The awl and the can opener are forged on belt drop hammers, rough-ground and then finally fine-ground. The core in the cork screw helix prevents the "crumbling" of the cork. The blade is made of carbon steel which holds its edge well, is sharpened and then receives another dry-fine grind. The handle, made of blued steel, doesn't have the no-rust properties of modern coatings, but it gives the knife a high-quality appearance. All these are properties that can hardly ever be found in the knives of today.
The blade steel is C75 carbon steel.
|Blade steel:||Carbon steel C75|
|Total length:||225 mm|
|Erl/Liner material:||Steel burnished|
|Blade length:||100 mm|
|Handle length:||125 mm|
|Blade shape:||medium pointed|
|Blade thickness:||3,0 mm|
|Spring material:||Carbon steel C75|
|Accessories:||Corkscrew, Can opener, Awl|