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. The Solingen original was first produced in the knife and blade forge "Mercator" Indiawerk Heinrich Kaufmann & Söhne. 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. This was also the time that created the name "Emperor William Knife". The knife was passed on from generation to generation as the Mercator knife, since it apparently was nearly indestructible. This is how it made the jump into the present.
Since 1995 this rugged pocket knife has been produce by OTTER in Solingen. Its form has not been changed to this day, as well as its qualities that have established it to be used in everyday life to this day: reliability, robust wear and easy handling.
Along with the traditional Mercator knife shapes you can also find a few new models here; these may differ as far as colour, but have retained the same classic silhouette.