The Mercator Folding Knife was originally designed in 1867, with a slimline, single piece, metal handle. The trademark originates from the Latin word for the original manufacturer's name 'Kaufman', which translates into English as 'Merchant'. Now manufactured exclusively by Otter-Messer, in Solingen, Germany, available in locking and non locking versions in a variety of handle colours.
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