Oh my! That is bad. It's a very poorly made fantasy item. It's not even remotely genuine.
Can't really add to Erno's comments , a really awful modern piece.
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Wow now that is some top quality crap.
All I can see that it has going for it, is that it's
made in Germany !....not china.
Another for the circular file. I have seen the Mercator name around before none the less altered pen knife. Thanks for sharing and will add it to the X files.
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Yeah, Mercator as a brand is legit. Somebody just ruined a knife sticking those pooh fake TR markings on there.
The brand has exsisted since the late 1800s.
Its believed, that these were for a large part private purchase knives in the hands of German troops.
Some of these Mercator knives were brought home by returning GIs
A cheap flimsy looking knife, but dont be deceived by the look of it; like the French counterpart, the Douk-Douk (also a thin handled metal knife), the Mercator will get the job done.
Cheap knives dont mean, that they dont work - just look at the modern incarnation of the traditional French Opinel knife as well.
Ooops, I think I just went full knife geek.......
i suppose that during the Third reich a producer who stamped "germany" on his blades, would have been executed after 5 minutes))
"Looks okay,but not sure"??? Are you Looking at the same knife as We all are? A Horrible fake. Someone took a nice "Cat Knife" and destroyed it with this idiotic "SS Markings".....Even the Paint is all chipped away from the crude stampings....just Criminal...
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