why this product

The short blade of this knife is ideal for trimming vines or cutting flowers. Its short, sloped blade can maneuver around dense shrubbery and tight spots, cutting only what you want it to. The spine is ground on one side at an angle, while the blade has a straight cut. The carbon blade is very sharp, and will retain its sharpness longer than stainless steel.

use & care

A nail-nick (crescent shaped sliver on blade) makes the blade easy to pull out. Slide blade back into handle when not in use.

Carbon steel will rust. Keep the knife dry when not in use, and oil the blade after each use to prevent from rusting.

Remember to keep your knife sharpened: a dull blade can be more dangerous than a properly maintained one.

production & design

Otter-Messer was founded around 1840 in a traditional grinder’s watermill by the Bern family. The company name refers to the indigenous otters that live in the riverbanks and streams of Northern Germany. Even in the age of modern technology and machinery, they continue to hand-make their knives according to traditional methods. Many of their knives favor carbon steel over the ubiquitous stainless steel on the market today, eschewing convenience for a metal that holds its edge longer. 

about the designer

Steel & Rosewood Flower Knife

Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Carbon steel pocketknife for pruning, trimming, de-weeding or cutting flowers. Short, angled blade. Bubinga (African rosewood) handle with brass inlays and rivets. Made in Germany by a blade manufacturer in operation since 1840.

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Open: 5 inches (12.7 cm) 
    Blade: 1.9 inch (4.8 cm) 
    Handle: 2.95 inch (7.5 cm) 

    Carbon steel blade
    Bubinga (African rosewood) handle
    Brass inlays and rivets

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  • Product Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000283385

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 30 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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