OTTER MERCATOR 10.726
Blade: Carbon steel C75 for outstanding sharpness and robust quality.
Handle material: Brass
Blade length: 9 cm / Handle length: 11 cm
CARBON STEEL C75
Carbon steel C75 is an unalloyed or low-alloy steel (also known as
cast or carbon steel), which mainly contains carbon and hardly any
other alloy elements. This gives it a very fine structure. The steel
will rust and therefore requires special care. The blade becomes
discoloured when cutting, for example, apples or onions, which
is not a quality deficit, but a unique feature of the material. It
is valued for its level of sharpness and cutting durability of the
The OTTER company was founded around 1840 in a small ‘Kotten’ a traditional grinder’s watermill at the Königsmühle in Solingen by the Berns brothers.
Their name comes from the indigenous otters, which used to live in the riverbanks and streams in the Bergisch Land region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
OTTER knives / pocketknives are made in Solingen, using traditional methods. And they are still manufactured and sharpened there using meticulous handcraftsmanship to this day. In 2011 Frank Rommel took over the company and is leading the traditional manufactory into a new era.
It is important to him to preserve the consistency of OTTER knives and he is prepared to pursue new and different paths to achieve this. The range of OTTER knives, as well as carefully selected new accessory additions, should continue to impress with the same quality that has distinguished them for many decades.