Cat Knife


This German style reproduction knife has a sharp blade that locks positively into position. The handle forms a slender finger guard. Overall 7-3/4 inches.
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The famous Solingen 'Cat' knife has been issued to soldiers of the Wehrmacht for over 75 years.

This German style reproduction is made just like it's always been made. The sharp blade locks positively into position. The handle forms a finger guard and is very slender, less than 1/4" thick. The 'Cat' knife is a good comrade, reliable in any situation.

Key Measurements:

  • Overall: 7-3/4"
  • Blade: 3-1/2"
  • Wt: 2 oz


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Seems good to go.
Unlike other reviews mine is not marked 'China', but 'Mercator'. Therefore, I believe these are now the legit knives made in Germany by Otter.

Construction seems solid and the knife came paper sharp.

4/5 because the blade came with a few rust spots on it.
Reviewed by: Ian, October 14, 2017
Inexpensive , quality work knife , stays sharp, slim profile fits pocket, if lost, no big deal, just get another.
Reviewed by: Robert, December 26, 2016
I have had a knife in my pocket since 14-15 years of age.I am 61 now.I've had this knife for more than a year and it is the most favorite knife I have ever owned.
Reviewed by: Al, December 02, 2015
The cat knife is the very best all around pocket knife I have ever carried-- I have been a knife carrier since I was a young boy and have carried them all - Several years ago I inherited two of the cat knives from my pop but over time have lost them - I immediately replaced the last one- I hope the finders appreciate what they found --Thanks for letting me submit  J Nooney
Reviewed by: Jean, October 12, 2015
I have used these knives for years and have always bought them from Atlanta Cutlery. The current knives are as good as the early ones. the carry well, are not bulky or heavy and retain a good cutting edge. I just gave one of the two I ordered to a good friend as a gift.
Reviewed by: Joseph, August 22, 2015
Great knife! nice and slender. Good feel. And good looking.
Reviewed by: WESLEY, July 21, 2015
i had this knife only two months. it will no longer close all the way due to a poor spring, ripping my pants pocket. it no longer 'walks and talks' as they say. the blade itself requires sharpening quite often and will not hold an edge, two sharpenings are already wearing down the blade. i have an original from the early 60s purchased in my youth, this is nothing like the original. if you want to throw away $14.95 plus postage, go for it.
Reviewed by: b, November 19, 2014
I actually rate the knife a 4-1/2 STAR Item!  I own both a 50 year old German knife and the newer Chinese assembled version of the Original.  The newer version is best for day to day use because it is tighter and I don't worry about losing it!  This knife is all around Very Good and I recommend it to everyone that carries a pocket-knife!
Reviewed by: Carl, April 20, 2013
Initially I was dissapointed to find out this knife was stamped "China"  However it has turned out to be a strong knife that takes and holds a razor edge.  If you are looking for a slim, sharp, strong and inexpensive lockblade knife, this is it.  
Reviewed by: Nathan, March 01, 2011
Reviewed by: Erica, July 19, 2010
I own an original cat knife my Navy father gave me. He won it in a poker game from a GI just after WWII. My father used it as a regular pocket knife for over 40 years. The original is still in the same near perfect condition as the reproduction I just received from ACC.
Reviewed by: martha, June 23, 2010

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