Their low price, slim design and durability make them an easy choice for a good solid utilitarian knife.
For many of us our first knife was a Mercator K55 cat knife. Many were carried, kicked around, thrown at trees, made into spears and sometimes lost by young American boys.
These knives first came to the United States in the pockets of soldiers returning from Europe after WWII.
Many of those knives although well used are still in good working condition today. This is because the Mercator has a simple, time tested design and excellent materials and construction
It is difficult to find a better knife for the price than a Mercator knife.