The Reel Thing "Skinner"

"trt" is the abbreviation for The Reel Thing. This knife has been exclusively tailored to our wishes by our knife maker Tony. The knife is made of stainless steel "MV58" with an oiled olive wood handle. It is the ideal little helper for a day outdoors. It is all the same, whether you are at your favourite fish water, hunting for deer or you are outdoors on a Bushcraft adventure in the remote wilderness. It is not only able to break up your fishes and prey but also it is the ideal tool in your wilderness kitchen.

The little knife comes in a thick, brown, oiled leather sheeth riveted and stitched.

 

Details:

 

  • type of knife: skinner
  • length of blade: 7,5 cm
  • length of grip: 9,5 cm
  • totl length: approx. 17 cm
  • blade thickness: 4 mm
  • steel: MV58
  • steel hardness: 56/58 HRc
  • grip material: olive wood (oiled)
  • sheeth material: leather (brown)
  • weight: approx. 150 g (incl. sheeth)
  • special: blade has two sections to prevent slipping down

85,00 €

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"In the wilderness a knife is a tool as important as an axe or a saw!"

 

Choosing our knife product range we purposely left out fish filleting knives. We came to the conclusion that those are not useful as a general tool in an outdoor environment. In times of "Catch & Release" in many countries they appear to be inappropriate and outdated.

For a trip to your local stretch of flywater or your long planned journey to your remote dream location, a knife needs to be an allrounder. It must be reliable, safe and outstanding in its quality.

In the following we show you a selection of knives made by the Solingen/Germany based company named Otter.The company Otter was founded in 1840 in a small cottage- a traditional water-powered grinding shop - at the Königsmühle in Solingen by the Berns brothers.

The name "Otter" derives from the animal that lived and still lives on the banks of the local rivers.

Since 2011 Frank Rommel runs the traditional manufactury. He wants to keep the outstanding quality and durability of all Otter knives.

 

"More than 100 years of experience and accurate handwork make our products reliable companions and tools."

Frank Rommel

owner

Mercator K55K "catknife" with a leather strap

Mercator pocket knives

 

For more than 100 years Mercator knives have not changed. The design is simple, functional and durable. Already in the army of Kaiser Wilhelm in the 1860s it was widely used. Due to its minimalistic and robust design it is still valued around the world until today.

The sturdy handle and the blade are assembled and riveted by hand. The result is a pocket knife with a sleek design and of only 7 mm in width. The Mercator knife is a sleek all-purpose and table knife.

The handle materials vary between black burnished, powder coated steel, brass and copper.

 

The shown Mercator K55K "Catknife" has not changed for 145 years. Primarily designed by the Kaufmann brothers the so called "Kaiser Wilhelm" knife was used by soldiers in the first and second world war as an

all-purpose knife. Especially many american GI´s loved the knife and brought it back to the USA where it still has a certain legendary status until today.

The knife with its lockable blade is not only suited for fishing and hunting but also for general outdoor activities. It is also well suited for cutting bread, ham and bacon in the outdoors.

 

blade: carbon steel C75/lockable

 

blade length: 9 cm

 

handle length: 11 cm

 

handle material: powder-coated steel with cat embossing

 

 

 

 

 

43,00 €

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Mercator copper with leather strap

Similar to the "Catknife" however with a handle made of polished copper and the Otter logo engraved.

It also has a 25 cm leather strap of vegetable tanned leather with a copper cuff.

 

blade: Carbon steel C75/lockable

handle: copper

blade length: 9 cm

handle length: 11 cm

strap length: approx. 25 cm

64,00 €

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Mercator copper Damask with leather strap

The noblest Mercator knife in our range!

It also comes with a polished copper handle with the engraved Otter logo and a vegetable tanned leather strap but also has a precious handforged German Damask  carbon steel blade that is lockable. Its length is 9 cm.

 

blade: German Damask/ Carbon steel, lockable

handle material: copper

blade length: 9 cm

handle length: 11 cm

strap length: approx. 25 cm

183,00 €

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Mercator holster for catknife and copper Mercator

Custom tailored for the Mercator knives we offer you the suited holster. It is made by manufacturers that have been producing leather for many generations. The holster is sewn and assembled by hand in small manufacturies in Germany. They are also equipped with a belt loop and brass press studs.

 

measurements: approx. 13 cm x 4 cm x 4 cm

 

colour: black

 

material: leather, yarn, brass fastener, rivets

 

leather thickness: approx. 2,5 mm

 

49,00 €

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Mercator multi with leather strap

A legend has returned!

 

The simple, functional and robust all-purpose-knife unchanged for more than 100 years. It was the trusted companion of the soldiers of the German Emperor Wilhelm in the 1860s. Due to its minimalistic design and robust manufacture it is still valued around the world until today. Into the sturdy metal handle a spike, a can-opener, a corkscrew and the carbon-steel-blade C75 , known for its ability to hold an edge are assembled and riveted. It takes more than 120 different steps to manufacture this knife and it is done all by hand. The result is a pocket knife with a narrow design of only approx. 7 mm in width.

The 4-part Mercator multifunctional pocket knife was last produced 60 years ago. Based on the old designs and yellowed, old drawings, Frank Rommel has now reissued the knife and given a new lease of life to it. Just like in the past it has four tools - a lockable knife blade, a spike for loosening knots and punching holes into leather and fabrics, a can-opener and a corkscrew with an inner "soul" in the screw preventing that the cork destroys. The handle is made of burnished steel, while it is not as resistand to rust as modern materials, it gives this special knife the touch and appearance of the original old tool. These are all qualities that will be hard to find in today´s knives.

A matching sheath of tanned leather, also made in Germany is also available.

 

blade: Carbon steel C75/lockable, length 9 cm, width 3 mm

handle cavity: length 12,7 cm, width 1,2 cm, height 2,8 cm

metal casing: black burnished steel

weight: approx. 180 g

127,00 €

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Mercator holster for Mercator Multi and Kalan

Custom tailored for the Mercator multi and the Kalan pocket knives we offer you the suited holster. It is made by manufacturers that have been producing leather for many generations. The holster is sewn and assembled by hand in small manufacturies in Germany. They are also equipped with a belt loop and brass press studs.

 

measurements: approx. 15 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm

 

colour: black

 

material: leather, yarn, brass fastener, rivets

 

leather thickness: approx. 2,5 mm

 

59,00 €

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Anchor knife large with leather strap

The "Anchor" knife was originally a knife for work purposes and has a maritime background. The blade is straight which has the advantage that cable and rope are easy to cut. It is also suitable for descaling fish. The rounded upper surface of the blade protects against injuries on the sailing ship. The drilled hole and leather strap make it easier to secure the knife preventing it from falling overboard.

Today this model has established itself as a versatile knife for day to day use.

The "Anchor" classic is a trusted and valued companion when you are on the move.

A useful down-to-earth tool for all outdoor activities.

 

blade: carbon steel C75

 

blade length: 8,5 cm

 

handle material: grenadilla

 

handle length: 10 cm

 

Please be aware that pocket knives with a grenadilla handle are only available in EU-countries!

72,00 €

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Anchor bone knife large with leather strap

Here we offer you a noble version of our anchor knife with a blued C75 blade of carbon steel and a handle of polished white kettle bone.

 

blade: carbon steel C75 blued

handle material: kettle bone

blade length: 8,5 cm

handle length: 10 cm 

strap length: approx. 25 cm

138,00 €

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Anchor knife set "blackwood"

We are presenting a set in a grey recycled cardboard box which includes the anchor knife with a blackwood handle and a leather strap, a whetstone and a bottle of Ballistol honing oil.

145,00 €

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Anchor knife set "bone"

This noble set packaged in a recycled cardboard box includes the Anchor bone knife with a leather strap, a black leather holster, a whetstone and a bottle of Ballistol honing oil. The blade is made of blued C75 carbon steel. The handle is made from white kettle boone with a polished brass anchor and studs.

 

This set won the Form# 2015.

210,00 €

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Anchor holster

Custom tailored for the "Anchor" knives we offer you the suited holster. It is made by manufacturers that have been producing leather for many generations. The holster is sewn and assembled by hand in small manufacturies in Germany. They are also equipped with a belt loop and brass press studs.

 

measurements: approx. 12 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm

 

colour: black

 

material: leather, yarn, brass fastener, studs

 

leather thickness: approx. 2,5 mm

 

For knives including the "Anchor" (large).

49,00 €

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Boat knife

The classical all-purpose knife for fishermen, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

The handmade boat knife has a carbon steel blade that goes through the strong wooden beech handle and reminds in its form of the knives that the frontiersmen used. Those pioneers of the wild west who conquered the wilderness of the american continent with their canoes. Their all-purpose knives were their trusted companions making no difference when cleaning out a fish, breaking up a piece of game or simply preparing a meal at the campfire.

The knife has a carbon steel blade and a strong beech-wood-handle with two brass rivets, a hole for the leather strap a thick, dark-brown leather quiver sheath.

 

blade length: 13,5 cm

 

handle length: 10,5 cm

 

total length: 24 cm

 

58,00 €

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The Kalan

The Kalan or sea otter is a strong animal in the otter family. Similar characteristics can be found in this exclusive droppoint knife which is perfectly suited for fishing, hunting and as a genaral all-purpose outdoor knife. The designer Ulrich Hennecke gave it a floating form.  The slight bend and the big volume make it lie comfortable and safe in your hand. We offer you three different grip materials: ebony, bone and bog oak. As blades there are two varieties: N690 Böhlerstahl, rust free and an exclusive German Damask blade C100, 75 Ni4. The metal bolsters and studs are made from brass and bronze which gives a very exclusive appearance to the knife. The fastener at the end of the handle is for attaching a leather strap. A suiting black leather holster "Made in Germany" made of vegetable tanned leather is also available in our shop. This holster makes your Kalan a safe knife in the wilderness because the danger of getting hurt when falling down is much lesser than with a knife with a fixed blade.

Choose your Kalan from the following varieties. Custom tailored varieties of your "dream Kalan" can also be made on request. Engravings on the knife itself or on the brass tube of the leather band are also possible. Please contact us for further details.

 

Kalan "ebony"

 

blade: N690 Böhler steel rust free

handle material: ebony

blade length: approx. 11,3 cm

handle length: 11,3 cm

weight: approx. 157 g

bolster: brass

 

 

Kalan "bone"

 

blade: N690 Böhler steel rust free

handle material: kettle bone

blade length: approx. 8,5 cm

handle length: 11,3 cm

weight: approx. 181 g

bolster: brass

 

 

Kalan "Damask-bog oak"

 

blade: C100 75 Ni4, German Damask

handle material: bog oak

blade length: 8,4 cm

handle length: approx. 11,3 cm

weight: approx. 157 g

bolster: brass

 

 

198,00 €

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