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This is a Dorko straight razor that was made in Solingen, Germany. Considered by experienced straight razor users to be of the highest quality available, Dorko razors are also considered to be among the very best shavers ever made.
A little history; The present-day Dorko straight razor enterprise developed out of a plant founded in 1920 by Friedrich Dorten in Solingen-Merscheid which initially produced only barbers' razors and mainly supplied Solingen exporters. Constant growth, however, made it advisable for the firm to start exporting on its own. Soon other articles of the cutlery industry were added to the selection of products. After the Second World War Friedrich Dorten jr. joined the firm and the name was changed to 'DORKO Stahlwarenfabrik Dorten & Co.'. The expansion of the factory made it possible also to increase the range of products, which now included scissors, shaving utensils, manicure and pedicure implements. Particular attention has always been paid to quality, a fact that has made DORKO renowned throughout the world. Today Robert Dorten represents the third generation of the family.
This particular Dorko is in blemish and defect free condition. The blade shows no previous hone wear. This blade is 5/8 wide, is made of carbon steel with a hollow grind. This blade is carried with it's factory original 3 pin, cream colored, celluloid scales. They are in excellent condition. Dorko razors are among the very top of the elite straight razor makers. Recently honed and stropped to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.