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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:28 pm 
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Maybe you guys can help me out here.
I got this last weekend at a flea market.

It is 3-1/2" with ebony handles.
Steel liners & bolsters.
The blade is etched with an otter on it with the word "OTTER" beneath the pic.
I cannot quite make out the tang stamp.
Perhaps someone more familiar with the German companies can make it out.
The blade has been heavily etched by something, I think rust.

Anyone have any ideas as to the maker?

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Dale


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:40 pm 
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Looks to be Gebr. Berns, who had an otter trademark. Goins lists them 1840-present. ::tu::


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:02 pm 
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Thank you AKC. ::tu::
I couldn't read enough of it & I am not too familiar with many of the small German makers.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:21 pm 
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a search for "german otter knife" turned up these in the top 5. otter messer (knife) co. solingen germany. same blade trademark,
http://www.worldknives.com/products/ott ... -1464.html
youtube has this cool in factory video showing an awsome shield inletting pantograph setup. ::tu::
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=e ... re=related

Heres another showing the makings of a mercator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgiCOg08F7s


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