The OTTER company was founded around 1840 in a small ‘Kotten’ – a traditional grinder’s watermill – at the Königsmühle in Solingen by the Berns brothers. Their name comes from the indigenous otters, which used to live in the riverbanks and streams in the Bergisch Land region in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
OTTER knives / pocketknives are made in Solingen, using traditional methods. And they are still manufactured and sharpened there using meticulous handcraftsmanship to this day. In 2011 Frank Rommel took over the company and is leading the traditional manufactory into a new era. It is important to him to preserve the consistency of OTTER knives and he is prepared to pursue new and different paths to achieve this. The range of OTTER knives, as well as carefully selected new accessory additions, should continue to impress with the same quality that has distinguished them for many decades.
The product range includes knives for leisure, for the household, the garden or for hunting. The majority of them are equipped with carbon blades, which means the pocket knives have an outstanding sharpness and robust quality – Made in Solingen / Germany. On the following pages we present a unique selection of knives and accessories, including cutting tools that have proven themselves worldwide, as well as models from the company’s history.