The classic German soldier’s pocket knife, Otter Messer 166, has a 6.5 cm, flat grind, spear point, C75 carbon steel blade. Otter Messer pocket knives are hand made in Solingen, Germany. The handle is bubinga wood fitted to steel handle liners with steel bolsters.
Carbon steel blade pocket knives will hold a longer lasting cutting edge, but need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. Surface corrosion may be removed using fine emery cloth.
Otter Messer 166HH Stag Horn pocket knife, 6.5 cm, flat grind, spear point, C75 carbon steel blade. carbon steel blades will hold a longer lasting cutting edge, but need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. Surface corrosion may be removed using fine emery cloth.
Otter Messer pocket knives are hand made in Solingen, Germany. The 166HH pocket knife features genuine stag horn handle scales fitted to brass handle liners, with nickel silver bolsters.
The 8 cm long, full flat grind, C75 carbon steel blade is 2.5 cm wide. This makes it easy to open the blade under wet working conditions or when wearing gloves. The Otter Messer 57-4 folding pocket knife has a blunt ended, sheep foot blade with a perfectly straight cutting edge, making it ideal for wood working, horticultural work, harvesting etc. The 57-4 pocket knife has bubinga wood handle scales fitted to steel handle liners with steel bolsters. A scaled own version of the 57-4, the 57-5 is also available.
Otter Messer pocket knives are hand made in Solingen, Germany with C75 carbon steel blades. This is generally harder than stainless steel and holds a longer lasting cutting edge. Note: carbon steel blades need to be cleaned and oiled after use to prevent corrosion. Surface corrosion may be removed using fine emery cloth.
Made in Solingen, Germany, the Otter Messer Sodbuster folding knife features a 7.5 cm, flat grind, carbon steel blade. The hard wearing C75 carbon steel blade will hold a long lasting cutting edge. Importantly, this knife can also be legally carried in public in the UK
The 1.5 cm wide blade is easy to open under difficult working conditions, with a strong back spring for added safety. The handle is made of lightweight and durable Bubinga hardwood, with steel handle liners.
Otter Messer Anchor Folding Knife With Leather Strip Lanyard
One of the new Otter-Messer knives available from January 2014 is a re-working of an established design. The small Anchor folding work knife, one of their best selling knives now has an added lanyard hole drilled in the handle. Drilling a hole in the handle of a folding knife may seem like a no brainer in terms of design. The hard part is fitting the knife blade and back spring together so the blade does not impinge on the hole when closed. If this were to happen, the blade would cut through any lanyard inserted through the hole.
The luxury version of the stainless blade, small Anchor 174R knife will be available with a pre-attached leathers trip lanyard cord attached. Meanwhile, carbon steel versions of the small Anchor 174 knife have a drilled lanyard hole from now on. Following the recent announcement of product quality improvements and a new blade sharpening service, all new Otter knives are shipping with a near razor factory edge.
According to a recent newsletter from the company, Otter Messer have made major financial investments in new machinery and tools over the past few years. The company moved to a larger premises, located at Brosshauser Strasse, Solingen, in 2011.
The range of knives manufactured has been revised, which meant that at least one model, the 165K, sheep foot pocket knife with white bone handle has been discontinued. New knife models are due to be announced soon. One of the existing knives, the small Anchor 174 folding knife, will also be available with a pre-attached leather strip lanyard cord. The quality of the products has improved significantly and the Solingen factory now offers a sharpening service for knives and scissors.
Otter Messer uses traditional manufacturing techniques involving hand grinding and finishing. The company specialises in work knives for craftsmen, gardeners, florists, hunting and recreation. The Anchor and Mercator models are two of the most well-known from the range of pocket knives. Designs which are exclusive to Otter Messer include the chisel grind budding knives with specially designed bark-lifter blades and the ultra specialised, left handed budding and florists knives.
The new company owner, Mr Frank Rommel, is an industry expert from Wetter von der Ruhr. His goal is to lead the traditional manufacturing proceess in to a new era with continuing innovation and investment.