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Captain O wrote:I have seen these advertised in magazines since I was a boy. I have heard a lot of positive things about these slim carbon-steel knives.(They've been around since 1867). I have been looking at these and have considered owning one for the sheer utility of the implement. Slim, light and the steel takes (and holds) a wicked edge.
Captain O wrote:They don't really make them like the old ones. I appreciate the carbon steel blades that take a wicked edge. The fact that the newer knived can be had for less than $30.00 is encouraging. Are the new Mercators functional, working knives? I am hoping that this is the case. It they are, they seem well worth the purchase price.
Captain O wrote:Excellent! Perhaps I can afford one in March. I just dropped $74.95 on a Queen Barlow Red Stag (pattern 69 1/2). It will be here soon. It took every cent of disposable income I had.
So many knives... so little money.
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