Razors and pocket knives

The list that follows has been based on material extracted from the Deutsches Reichs-Addressbuch (several editions, 1900 to 1942); from Solingen und Sein Industriebezirk (published in 1922); Rasierklingen-Code (1932); Cutlery & Flatware, Made in Germany (1983); and the Adressbuch der Stadt Solingen for several years between 1892 and 1989.

The entries are currently based only on evidence gathered from the categories 'Rasierapparatefabrik' ('safety-razor maker'), 'Raiserklingenfabrik' ('razor-blade maker'), 'Rasiermesserfabrik' ('open-blade razor maker') and 'Taschenmesserfabrik' ('pocket-knife maker'); the lists of blade-forgers and grip makers have also been consulted.

A start has been made on linking manufacturers with individual brand names, and, in particular, to provide a date of registry for each mark. This is not easy: it is likely to be some time before the work is completed, particularly as the knife- and razor makers represent only one specific part of the cutlery and toolmaking industry. In addition, accessible sources of trademark information (despite the on-line research facilities offered by the Deutsches Patentamt, http://www.dpma.de) are few and far between.

Many details have been provided by the Warenzeichenblatt of 1904 and Fabrik- und Waren-Zeichen, published in six volumes in 1924–6, but gaps in coverage remain. In addition, Fabrik- und Waren-Zeichen does not provide dates for each mark—merely the registration number. This problem has been largely resolved by the creation of a number/date correlator, which has proceeded through several improvements until it can predict the date of registry with an accuracy of '± one year'. A few problems remain, however, largely owing to the comparative lack of material surviving from the pre-1919 period; and they are usually most obvious at the beginning and end of each year. Consequently, dates given below as '1919–20' suggest that the mark originated between 1st January 1919 and 31st December 1920; '1919/20', however, suggests that registry was confined to the few weeks either side of New Year's Day 1920.

Sudden spurts of enthusiasm for trademarks and brand names occurred in the late 1890s, when a new law was enacted; in the early 1900s, when strenuous attempts to increase exports were made; immediately after the end of the First World War, when a rapid rise in the creation of small manufactories was evident in 1919–20; and in the late 1920s, before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, when the importance of safety razors and replaceable blades became universally appreciated. Understandably fewer claims were registered during the First World War, and in the economically disastrous early 1930s.

Some marks stood the test of time, but many remained fashionable only for short periods. This was particulary true of those that celebrated specific events or personality: for example, 'Admiral Dewey' honoured the victor of the Battle of Santiago during the Spanish-American War of 1898 and 'Culebra Cut' marked completion of the final stages of the construction of the Panama Canal.

It is also important to remember that, with the comparatively few exceptions of large conglomerates, the toolmaking industry centred on Remscheid and the cutlery-making industry of Solingen were surprisingly fragmented. Extensive use was made of outworkers. According to statistics gathered in 1938, Pfeilring-Werke employed 143 people 'on site' and 53 Heimarbeiter ('home-workers'); and the J.A. Henckels workforce numbered 1201 inside the factory gates, with 144 more working in their homes. Many of the smaller 'manufacturers' of knives and razors listed below were little more than assemblers of parts made elsewhere.

Brand names and trademarks were usually registered for a period of ten years, which could allow unexpected changes of ownership when renewal was required. Some changed hands when fathers passed businesses to sons or sons-in-law; when partnerships ceased; when individual metalsmiths retired; or when amalgamations took place. And there are many cases, arising from a comparatively loose registry process, where several grants of the same mark or name could be made simultaneously…even in the same registry class! This can complicate the identification process unnecessarily.

In addition to changes arising from the 'natural causes' mentioned previously, disappearance of some workshops and manufactories was due to the devastating air-raids undertaken by the Royal Air Force on Remscheid during the night of 30th/31st July 1943 and on Solingen on 4th and 5th November 1944. Large areas of the Altstädte, the historic 'Old Towns', were reduced to rubble. The death-toll in Remscheid was at least 1063, and 194 of a total of about seven hundred businesses were affected: 107 ('mostly small workshops') were totally destroyed. In Solingen, where about 1700 were killed, more than 1600 dwellings were destroyed and 13,000 people, including many tradesmen, immediately left the area. The Second World War was a blow from which many businesses were never to recover.

Curt Achnitz
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 120 in 1925 and 1932, Gasstrasse 44 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Element', 'Element Mauer Auto-Blade', 'Element 477', 'Kurtas', 'Mauer'.
Razor-blade maker.

Actiengesellschaft für Federstahlindustrie Cassel
Cassel.
Brand name: 'Zwei Löwen Klinge'.
Razor and/or razor-blade maker.

Gustav Adrian, Atrio-Stahlwaren GmbH
Solingen 2 in 1922 and 1932.
Brand names: 'A.A.A. Drei A.' (1923), 'A S', 'Atrio' (1923), 'Eckstein' (1920), 'Gaso' (1923), 'Lygius' (in use by 1932).
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Adrian
Solingen-Höhscheid, Eifelstrasse in 1920; and Solingen, Grünewalderstrasse 92 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Mona Lisa' (1920?), 'Mona Lisa Luxus', 'Peaso' (1920), 'Wasserträger' (1920).
Razor-blade maker.

Adrian & Stock
Founded in 1895
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Adria' (1914), 'Blitz' (1905).
Open-blade razor maker.

Dr. Albersheim
Frankfurt am Main.
Brand name: 'Peri'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Alcoso Stalhwarenfabrik, L.J. Lesch KG
Solingen: Malteserstrasse 6 in 1983.
Open-blade razor maker.

H. Joseph Altenbach GmbH
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Haja' (1919).
Pocket knives.

Peter Altenbach & Söhne, Schwanenwerk
Solingen in 1925, 1928 and 1932.
Brand names: '4S' (date unknown), 'Ariston' (1928*), 'Aso' (c. 1924/5), 'Canorust' (c. 1924/5), 'Century' (1928*), 'Cutwel' (1928*), 'Efeu' (1928*), 'Finedge' (1928*), 'Fortunato' (1930†), 'Fulmine', 'Heavy Weight Professional' (post-1945), 'Lifetime' (1928*), 'Northlight', 'Omar' (1928*), 'Pas Pas' (1921), 'Pausos' (c. 1924/5), 'Pompadour', 'Rustpruf' (c. 1924/5), 'Securitas' (1939‡), 'Spark', 'SS', 'Success', 'Taileffer' (1928*). [Note: some of these were originally registered by Otto Stiehl (*), Heinrich Altenbach (†), and Gebr. Korten & Scherf (‡).]
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Anders & Co. GmbH
Berlin F.16: Kottbuser Ufer 44a.
Brand name: 'Contelette'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Fritz Ascheuer
Solingen: Wupperstrasse 105.
Brand name: 'Grora' (in use by 1939, originally registered in 1919 by Josef Raffel).
Razor-blade maker.

Walter Ascheuer
Solingen: Kasernenstrasse 31 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Wilhelm Auler
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925 and 1928, Kluckstrasse 69 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Fascination' (1923), 'Lucky Hit' (1923), 'Orplid' (1922), 'Sea Gull' (1922), 'The Grand Finale' (1923), 'The Topsail Brand' (1922), 'Tiny Tot' (1922), 'Wams' (1920), 'Wamso' (1923).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Alfred Auth
Lüdenscheid in Westfalen in 1930.
Brand names: 'Auwerk', 'Gadilla', 'Shora' (all in use by 1932).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Otto Backhaus GmbH
Bollwerk in Westfalen.
Brand name: 'Backhaus' (1922).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Adolf Balcke
Solingen-Ohligs: Düsseldorferstrasse 104 in 1925.
Brand names: 'Abece', 'Abeze' (1918), 'Balcke' (1918), 'Mensur', 'Prämetos'.
Safety-razor maker.

Balke & Schaaf KG, Atlantic-Werk
Founded in 1897.
Solingen, Bismarckstrasse 85/87 in 1920; Solingen-Wald, Grünewalderstrasse 34 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Apollo' (1923), 'Atlantic' (1918), 'Cordial' (1919), 'Concordia' (1918), 'Fjord' (1918), 'Jermak' (1902*), 'Khediw' (1904*), 'Kontinental' (1918), 'Last Not Least' (1923), 'Liberal' (1918), 'Mein Freund' (after 1924), 'Nadeschda' (1913*), 'Onegin' (1913*), 'Pacific' (1919), 'Polarlys; (1917), 'Tristan' (1923). [Note: several of the marks (*) are usually found in Cyrillic.]
Makers of open-blade razors and pocket knives.

Willi Bals KG, Malteser-Stahlwarenfabrik
Solingen: Beckmannstrasse 9 in 1939 and 2000.
Brand name: 'Malteser' (1927/8?).
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Oscar Bär & Co. GmbH
Lutherstadt-Wittenberg.
Brand name: 'Bärco'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

F. Barsch
Berlin O. 112: Weichselstraat 5.
Brand name: 'Wienatt'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Albert & Heinrich Bassat
Solingen-Ohligs: Fürkerfeldstrasse 22 in 1939, Kirchstrasse in 1952.
Brand names: 'Ahb', 'A.H.B.', 'Bassatis', 'Bonzo', 'Known The World Over' (1927), 'Mickey-Mouse', 'Orion', 'Poker Play', 'Shavex', 'Transco'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ewald Bauermann
Solingen: Mangenbergerstrasse 140 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Ebau' (1922), 'Stahlbauer' (1922).
Open-blade razor maker.

Rudolf Bauermann
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Ibsen'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Rudolf Baumgarten
Wald be Solingen in 1922.
Maker of grips for knives and razors.

C. Julius vom Baur Jun.
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Imba' (1919).
Open-blade razor maker.

Friedr. Baurmann & Söhne
Founded in 1880.
Solingen: Beethovenstrasse 76 in 1939, Sandstrasse 27 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Alecto' (1904), 'Ambidexter' (1907), 'Aviator' (1909), 'Baurmann' (1900), 'Carbonese' (1912), 'Clanor' (1905), 'Comfort' (1896), 'Corso' (1901), 'Ducado' (1913), 'Figaro' (1896), 'Karbono' (1909), 'Marbest' (1910), 'Monopol' (1894), 'Nora' (1903), 'Orchid' (1904/5), 'Peter Hahn' (1926), 'Raola' (1907), 'Safacto' (1904), 'Start' (1903), 'Sunrise' (1904/5), 'Yilin' (1913), 'Zerbo' (1903), 'Zwerg' (unknown; registered elsewhere in 1924).
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Peter Daniel Baus
Founded in 1820.
Solingen-Gräfrath: Oberhaaner Strasse 14 in 1939, Nümmener Strasse 17 in 2000.
Brand names: 'Lerche' (1895), 'Trias' (1909).
Open-blade razor maker.

Ed. Becker, Columbuswerk
Inh. Gerhard Tittmann in 1922.
Solingen: Blumenstrasse 21 in 1904, Brühlerstrasse 111 in 1939-86.
Brand names: 'Columbus' (1903), 'Rival' (1904).
Maker of pocket knives, usually combined with cork-pulls and can openers.

Gustav Becker
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

H. Becker KG
Solingen-Merscheid: Merscheider Strasse 87 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Barbers-Friend', 'H B O', 'H B Record', 'Hildo', 'Hildo-Gold', 'Sesam' (all in use by 1932).
Razor-blade maker.

J.H. Becker
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1914; Solingen in 1920.
Brand names: 'Beckmesser' (1920), 'Halloh' (1901), 'Hipp-Hipp' (1901), 'Pascha' (1901), 'Stopp' (1901).
Safety-razor maker.

Anton Benz
Solingen in 1922.
Maker of knife- and razor grips.

Ernst Berger
Solingen: Cronenbergstrasse 101 in 1928.
Brand name: 'Eber Klinge' (in use by 1932).
Safety-razor maker.

Rob. Berger Söhne
Solingen, in 1920.
Safety-razor maker.

Carl Bergfeld
Solingen: Baustrasse in 1932.
Brand names: 'Jonny', 'Miss Germany' (both in use by 1932).
Razor-blade maker.

Edmund Bergfeld & Sohn
Solingen-Ohligs in 1932.
Brand names: 'Daddy Blade', 'Extra Bladet', 'Globusmann', 'Globusmen', 'Globusmen Gold', 'Sahara', 'Sahara Gold', 'Servant'.
Razor-blade maker.

Berliner Electrochem. u. Metallwaren GmbH
Berlin-Charlottenburg: Uhlandstrasse 170b (?).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Berliner Konstruktions-Werk
Berlin S. 42.
Razors and/or razor blades.

A. Bernhard
Hamburg: Wandsbeck 13b.
Brand name: 'Diabolo'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Gebr. Berns
Founded in 1867
Höohscheid bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Always Ahead', 'Otter'.
Pocket knives.

Hugo Berns
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
A maker of pocket knives, often with tool attachments.

Hugo Berns
Solingen, Katternergerstrasse 177 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Hubeo'.
Pocket-knife maker.

C. Bertram Reinh. Sohn
Solingen in 1914 and 1922.
Brand names: 'Bertram' (1912), 'Tresor' (1914).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Carl Bertram
Founded in 1876.
Solingen: Victoriastrasse 130 in 1922.
Pocket-knife maker.

Karl Bewer
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Küchenfee' (registered to C.W. Engels of Solingen)
A distributor of pocket knives with cork-pulls and bottle openers.

Bick & Biegmann
Solingen: Schwertstrasse 35 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Justus Bierhoff
Founded in 1872.
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Maker of 'souvenir' pocket knives.

Billmann & Theunissen
Bad Liebenstein.
Band names: 'Orida', 'Theudosia' (both in use by 1932).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Gebrüder Binz
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Birkendahl
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Birkaso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Otto Birkhofen
Solingen-Wald: Wiedenkamperstrasse 18 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Albertoblade', 'Birko', 'Doppelschmied', 'OBW', 'Polo', 'Thonoco', 'Umberto'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Max Blau
Berlin S. 42 in 1932.
Brand name: 'Adonis' (c. 1929).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Julius Bloch
Pforzheim in 1932.
Brand name: 'JBE'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ernst Bochem
Solingen: Weyerstrasse 220 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Karl Böcker
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 24 in 1939-42.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Arthur Böhmer
Solingen-Merscheid: Merscheiderstrasse 133 in 1939.
Brand names: 'AB-Blau', 'AB-Weiss', 'AB-World's Favourite', 'Blaueck', 'Goldeck', 'Grüneck', 'Okapi' (all in use by 1932, though 'Okapi' had been registered in 1912 by Hugo Eickenberg of Mercheid).
Razor-blade maker.

Heinrich Böker GmbH & Co.
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 30 in 1983.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife makers..

Otto Bonner
Hagen: Selbeckerstrasse in 1932.
Brand names: '4', 'Bonner Extra', 'Bonner Original', 'Bonner Standard 9'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Richard Bonner
Hagen in Westfalen: Kratzkopfstrasse 2 in 1932.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ernst Bonsmann Dreiankerwerk
Solingen-Ohligs: Kotterndorferstrasse 3 in 1939, Kölner Strasse in 1970, and Friedrichstasse 5 in 1998.
Brand names: 'Adjutant' (1911), 'Bonsmann' (1922), 'Detectiv' (1910), 'Dreianker' (1921), 'Dux' (post-1925), 'Estima' (1921), 'Kadi' (1910 and 1911), 'Kalif' (1911), 'Medusa' (1921), 'Mentor' (1911), 'Molodjéz' (1921), 'Moment' (1921), 'Naxos' (1921), 'Radix' (1922), 'Sinox' (1923), 'Sinoxyd' (1923), 'Solidor' (1920).
Razor-blade maker.

Böntgen & Sabin
Solingen in 1900-1932.
Brand names: 'Autocrat' (1899), 'Autofix' (1910/11), 'Bellring' (1909/10), 'Bonanza' (1907), 'Bonsa' (1902), 'Carrara' (1895), 'Clansman' (1902), 'Cosmopolit' (1895), 'Ezyshave' (1898), 'Flying Dutchman' (1897), 'Flying Scotchman' (1902), 'Football' and/or 'Fussball' (1907), 'Hector' (1908), 'Hindenburg' (1920), 'Keystone' (1923), 'Klosscut' (1909), 'Loreley' (1895), 'Midget' (1908), 'Mois' (1909), 'Nagaf' (1909), 'Rhein' (1895), 'Sabina' (1907), 'Sarina' (1905), 'SSS' (1907), 'Zando' (1902).
Makers of open razors, safety razors, and pocket knives.

Th. Book
Solingen-Ohligs: Höhscheider Strasse 80 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Halli Hallo', 'Olof', 'Olof-Stahl', 'Papita', 'Primabella', 'Souplex'.
Razor-blade maker.

Hans Boos
'vorm. Metallgeschaft'.
Solingen and Grenzhausen in 1922 and 1924.
Brand name: 'Avesta' (1920 and 1922).
Maker of open razors, safety razors, and razor blades.

Wilhelm Boos Jun.
Solingen: Mangenberger Strasse 315 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Hamburg Ring', 'Klingel-Schmied', 'Si Gi'.
Razor-blade maker.

C. Bosinius GmbH
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Tyranne' (in use by 1930).
Open-blade razor maker.

S. Bouscher
Solingen.
Razor-blade maker.

Cuno Brabender
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Cubra'.
Razor-blade maker.

Fritz Bracht
Solingen-Wald, Böcklinstrasse 10 in 1940 and 1983.
Brand name: 'Tennis'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Willy Bracht
Solingen-Haan in 1932.
Brand names: 'B mit Sternchen', 'Bradrei'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Fr. Brandt & Claassen KG
Founded in 1905. Sometimes listed as 'Brandt & Claessen'.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'B&C', 'Geoletta' (1922), 'Tombalin' (1920).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Walter Bräuhaus
Solingen-Merscheid.
Brand name: 'Boxer'.
Razor-blade maker.

Johann Breidohr
Solingen-Wald: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Strasse 55 in 1939 and 1983.
Brand names: 'Breidora'(1920), 'Breidora-Extra', 'Breidora-Gold', 'Los Cruces'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Breitfort Söhne
Founded in 1872.
Merscheid bei Solingen: Hübben 21 in 1922.
Maker of pocket knives with cork-pulls and bottle openers.

Karl Bremshey & Co. Nachf.
Solingen: Brühler Strasse 35 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Atlas', 'Böhler-Stahl', 'Cicero', 'K.B.C.', 'K.B.S.50.'
Razor-blade maker.

Hugo Broch
Founded in 1891.
Solingen: Katternberger Strasse 109 in 1922.
Maker of blanks for knife- and open-razor blades.

Max Broch
Solingen: Frankenstrasse 64 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Walter Broch
Inh. C.Fr. Simon. Founded in 1890.
Solingen.
Pocket knives.

Gebr. Broghammer & Co.

Lauterbach (Schwarzwald).
Razors and/or razor blades.

F. von Brosy-Steinberg
Founded in 1872.
Solingen in 1922; Solingen-Gräfrath, Wuppertalerstrasse 251 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Barbo' (1910), 'Bryso' (1909), 'Von Brosy' (1906).
Maker of open razors and pocket knives.

Bruchhaus & Meyer
Solingen in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Theodor Brücher
Solingen-Höhscheid.
Brand name: 'Mamon' (originally registered by Max Moheimius).
Razor-blade maker.

August Bruchhausen
Founded in 1879.
Solingen-Ohligs in 1922.
Brand names: 'Gladstone' (1904), 'Tambour' (after 1925). Both marks were originally registered by others.
Maker and distributor of open-blade razors and pocket knives.

G. Bruchlacher
Berlin S.: Oranienstrasse 43 in 1930.
Brand names: 'Gebbo', 'Gebbo Gold', 'Gebbo Extra'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Karl Brückmann
Solingen-Höhscheid.
Brand names: 'Kabrück', 'Kanarien-Razor'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Otto Brückmann
Solingen-II.: Schiedterstrasse 9 in 1922.
Maker of grips for knives and razors.

Brückmann & Kaymer
Founded in 1890.
Solingen: Altestrasse 13 in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Brün[n]inghaus & Peter
Ronsdorf bei Remscheid.
Brand name: 'Element' (1918).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Else Bühler
Solingen, Mummstrasse 39 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Bühler & Schnell
Tuttlingen in Württemberg.
Brand name: 'Piccolo'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Fr. Bundschuh
Mannheim: Meerfeldstrasse 16.
Razors and/or razor blades.

F.W. Buntenbach
Solingen-Landwehr in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Robert Buntenbach, Robuso-Werk
Solingen-Höhscheid in 1924; Solingen, Neuenhoferstrasse 75 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Bretzel', 'Robuso', 'Stoppelmäher', 'Tambour'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst Busch
Solingen: Dorper Strasse 27 in 1922 and 1939.
Brand name: 'Ebus'/'E B U S' (1919), 'Standpunkt' (1922).
Maker of open razors and pocket knives.

Otto Busch
Solingen-Wald: Altenhoferstrasse 30 in 1939 and 1983.
Brand names: 'Busch', 'Goldfisch', 'Goldfinch', 'Millennium', 'Ninus', 'Pirola', 'Rittmeester', 'Weltmeister', 'World Master', 'Weltmeister'.
Open-blade razor maker.



Cabiri-Stahlwarenfabrik GmbH

Solingen.
Brand name: 'Cabiri' (1923).
Razor-blade maker.

Charfeka & Co.
Berlin-Treptow 1.
Brand name: 'Genette'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Gebrüder Christians, Christianswerk
Solingen in 1914 and 1925.
Brand names: 'Christians', 'Christians Solingen', 'Geceso', 'Million', 'Record'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Citoroll-Gesellschaft mbH vorm. Peter Ludwig Klein
Berlin NW. 23: Flotowstrasse 12.
Brand names: 'Citoroll' (1921), 'Youneedit' (c. 1927).
Razor and/or razor-blade maker.

Friedrich Clauberg
Solingen in 1932.
Brand name: 'Cristall' (c. 1929).
Razor-blade maker.

F. Clauberg Sohn
Founded in 1898.
Solingen: Bergstrasse 58 in 1900-25.
Brand name: 'Clauberg' (1913), 'Ideal'/'Jdeal'.
Open-blade razor maker.

N. & H. Clauberg
Founded in 1887.
Solingen: Körnerstrasse 26 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Tonsorial Gem' (1895).
Open-blade razor maker.

Clauberg & Rohrig
Solingen.
Razor-blade maker.

Fr. Clemens
Aufderhöhe bei Solingen: Wittelsbacherstrasse 53 in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Colonius & Langenbruch GmbH
Solingen-Merscheid.
Brand name: 'Tim'.
Razor-blade maker.

Alex. Coppel & Co. GmbH
Founded in 1821.
Solingen and Hilden.
Brand name: 'A C S' and scales.
Razors and 'razor apparatus'.

Gebrüder Cremer
Solingen-Haan.
Razor-blade maker.

E.H. Otto Curdts Nach.
Solingen in 1914 and 1922.
Brand names: 'Curna' (1913), 'Curdts Nachf.' (1900).
Open-blade razor maker.

Cürten & Höltgen
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Colombi', 'Monte Rosa'.
Razor-blade maker.



Fritz van Daalen

Aalen in Württemberg.
Brand name: 'Aalklinge'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ernst Dahl
Solingen-Weyer in 1925 and 1928.
Brand name: 'Dahlia'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Dahl, Ohliger & Co.
Solingen, in 1925.
Brand name: 'Daloco'.
Safety-razor maker.

Ernst Darmann & Co.
Solingen-Wald: Langemarckstrasse 9 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Edaco', 'Edelwild', 'Selene'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Joh. Delanier
Founded in 1911.
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Deus & Co.
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Matador'.
Safety-razor maker.

Deutsche Panzerklinge GmbH
Berlin SW. 48: Friedrichstrasse 233.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Hugo Deutzmann & Sohn KG
Solingen: Pilghauser Strasse 45 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Pilger Klingen'.
Razor-blade maker.

Dieckmann & Wille
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Diwico'.
Safety-razor maker.

Ernst Dirlam Hoffnungswerk
Founded in 1854.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'A. & A. Mfg.-Co.' (1914), 'Daki', 'Dirlam' (1901), 'Dirlamit' (1914, , 1920 and 1923), 'E D', 'Hike' (1923), 'Hoffnungswerk' (1902), 'Reppin' (1923).
Open-blade razor maker.

J. Dirlam & Söhne
Founded in 1856.
Solingen-Mangenberg in 1922.
Brand names: 'A. & A. Mfg.-Co.' (also used by Ernst Dirlam, above), 'Balmoral', 'Cant B Beat', 'Waratah'.
Pocket knives.

Dorko–Dorten GmbH & Co.
Solingen in 1983.
Brand names: 'H.H.', 'Hebräische Universität in Jerusalem', 'Modoso-Gold', 'Try Me Sir', 'Turko', 'Wug'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Dörner & Melcher
Solingen-Wald: Stübbener Strasse 8 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Arthur Dorp
Solingen, Kaiserstrasse 230a; and Elberfeld, Königstrasse 240-2 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Gummiloid'?
Maker of metal, vulcanite and celluloid grips for knives and razors.

Dorp & Voos, Dovo Stahlwaren
Solingen-Wald: Böcklinstrasse 24 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Catch Cut', 'Dovo', 'Keen Kut', 'Roso', 'Tanagra'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Dorten & Mochalski
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebr. Dresen
Solingen in 1922.
Pressed-metal grips for knives and razors.

Dültgen & Schütte
Solingen-Wald.
Razor-blade maker.



Paul Ebel
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 54 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Ebel'.
Pocket knives.

Hugo Eickenberg jun.
Inh. Otto Oehlerking Erben.
Merscheid bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Okapi'.
Pocket knives.

Karl Eickenberg GmbH

Solingen-Ohligs: Prinzenstrasse 21 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Eikaso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst Eicker
Ohligs bei Solingen: Pfeilstrasse 47 in 1922.
Brand names: 'Celtic', 'Rekie'.
Pocket knives.

H. Eicker & Söhne
Solingen: Schimmelbuschweg 17 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Biedermeier', 'Eicker', 'Rekel'.
Open-blade razor maker.

F. vom Eigen & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Foche in 1922; Solingen, Ketzbergerstrasse 20 in 1939.
Safety-razor maker.

P.K. vom Eigen
Solingen III: Stockdum 48 in 1939.
Safety-razor maker.

Walter Eigenbrod
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Silber-Reiher'.
Razor-blade maker.

Einkaufsgenossenschaft deutscher Messerschmiede
Mannheim in 1932.
Brand name: 'Cara'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Elras-Elektro-Geräte GmbH
Solingen: Kölnerstrasse 99 in 1988.
Safety-razor maker.

Gebrüder Elscheidt
Solingen-Weyer in 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Paul Ely
Berlin: Ritterstrasse 21.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Friedrich Emde
Founded in 1902.
Solingen: Kanalstrasse 51 in 1922 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Esposos' (1920), 'Kobar' (registered by Gebr. Emde, below).
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Emde
Solingen-Weyer: Deusbergerstrasse 69 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Kobar' (1908).
Open-blade razor maker.

Jean P. Emerzé
Berlin W. 15: Parisierstrasse 14.
Brand name: 'Hobby'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

C.W. Engels, Engelswerk
Solingen-Foche: Focher Strasse 30-34 in 1939.
Brand names: 'C.W.Engels' (1909), 'Engelswerk' (1909), 'Küchenfee' (1905), 'Nestor' (1908), 'Pilatus' (1908 and 1911), 'Zenit' (1907).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Karl Engels
Solingen-Gräfrath: Wernerstrasse 6a in 1939.
Brand name: 'Emir'.
Safety-razor maker.

August Ern
Founded in 1880.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'AE' (1921).
Open-blade razor maker.

C. Friedrich Ern
Solingen-Wald: Kanalstrasse 43 in 1939.
Brand names: 'America Del Sur' (1913), 'Army and Navy' (1899), 'Ator' (1903), 'A.V. Humboldt' (1920s?), 'Balance Perfecto' (1921), 'Bank' (1917), 'Bar' (1908), 'Barbersone' (1928?), 'Barbers Pet'(1898), 'Barden' (1909), 'Bessimar', 'Borden' (1912), 'Bur' (1910), 'Crown and Sword' (1920), 'Cuba' (1913), 'Electro Taban Magnetic' (1907), 'Enwer' (1908), 'Ern' (1896, 1917 and 1923), 'Ern 1166' (1922), 'Ern A-Z' (1910), 'Ern-Blaauwappen', 'Ernette' (1932?), 'Ern-Goldwappen', 'Ern-Grünwappen', 'Ern Junior' (1913), 'Ernovo', 'Ern-Silberwappen', 'Es-Ex Razor' (1912), 'Farwood' (1914), 'Flaggen' (1913), 'Generale Ameglio' (1913), 'Gong Razor' Extra Hollow Ground' (1912), 'Janissaire' (1914), 'Junk', 'Justrite' (1907), 'Ka Ci Be' (1914), 'King George' (1910), 'Knight Commander of the Bath' (1914), 'Kuroki' (1905), 'Laborista', 'Le Mondain' (1907), 'Lerne, Leiste...' (1921), 'Liliput' (1914), 'Little Dorrit' (1907), 'Master of Arts' (1914), 'Master of Science' (1914), 'Mickiewicz' (1912), 'Moustafa Kemal Pascha' (1923), 'Niazi' (1908), 'Nodzu' (1905), 'Oyama' (1905), 'Palmerston' (1908), 'Peer', 'Persian' (1923), 'Platypus' (1899), 'Primus' (1903), 'Protector' (1897), 'Püt' (1913), 'Raccoon', 'Roosevelt' (1907), 'Roosevelt Razor' (1914), 'Sim-Mart', 'Ski' (1910), 'Strandbad' (1916), 'Suneo', 'The Boss Reg.' (1925), 'The Crown and Sword Razor' (1908), 'The Kid', 'The Michaelin' (1914), 'The Mussel Razor' (1913), 'Turban' (1923), 'Waldern' (1911), 'Waldoo' (1908), 'Wee Macgreggor', 'Zeibek' (1914), 'Zepp.' (1910).
Open-blade razor maker.

C.R. Ern Sohn Nachf.
Solingen-Weyer in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Friedrich Ern & Co.
Solingen-Weyer: Weyerstrasse 196 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Commodus' (1911), 'Damokles' (1911), 'Doppeladler', 'Ern & Cie' (1908/9), 'Ern & Co.' (1908), 'Friedrich Ern & Co. Weyer-Solingen' (1924), 'Kobold' (1918), 'Newton' (1910), 'Ost' (1907), 'Sprock' (1895), 'The Sir Isaac Newton' (1911), 'Vim' (1907), 'Weltbrand' (1916).
Open-blade razor maker.

W.C. Ern & Co.
Solingen: Schlagbaumer Strasse 75.
Brand names: 'Hatuey', 'Stemma', 'Valencio'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ern & Wills
Solingen-Wald: Wittkuller Strasse 154 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Ascota', 'Erwil-Gold', 'Erwil-Luxus', 'Gold-Stern', 'Gold-Strom', 'Rheinkrone', 'Ruhr-Gold', 'Sensit', 'Vivat'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ern & Ern, 'Darsi' Gesellschaft
Solingen-Aufderhöhe: Löhdorferstrasse 133 in 1939.
Safety-razor maker.

Eterna Rasierklingenfabrik
Berlin N. 39.
Brand name: 'Eterna'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ever-Sharp Safety Razor Co., Gundersen & Co.
Solingen in 1928,
Safety-razor maker.

Carl Abr. Everts
Founded in 1893.
Solingen: Burgstrasse 100 in 1922, Burgstrasse 60 in 1939, and Neuenhoferstrasse 111 in 1986.
Brand name: 'Careve'.
Open-blade razor maker.

David Everts
Inh. Jul. Everts. Founded in 1808.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'D E S' and the Eiffel Tower.
Pocket knives.

Ferd. Everts Sohn
Solingen-Höhscheid: Neuenhoferstrasse 8 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Basteline' (1997), 'Competent' (1910), 'Fereso' (1910), 'Marco Polo' (1930s), 'Mon Plaisir' (1910), 'Schneidteufel' (1935).
Open-blade razor and pocket knife maker.



A. Feist & Co., Luna-Werk
Solingen: Eintrachtstrasse 29.
Brand names: 'Afesco' (1909), 'Cadenas' (1913/14), 'Cavour' (1911 and 1921), 'Feist' (1904), 'Luna' (1903 and 1918), 'Luna-Extra', 'Luna-Gold', 'Mond' (1921), 'Monterna' (1910), 'Moon' (1922), 'Panter' (1904 and 1925); 'Riet' (1897), 'Sicuron' (1907).
Open-blade razor maker.

Joseph Feist
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Omega'.
Maker of open-blade and safety razors, and pocket knives.

Felbeck & Picard
Solingen: Margaretenstrasse 37 in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife makers.

Gustav Felix Gloriawerk
Solingen in 1922 and 1925.
Brand names: 'Agatha' (1906/7), 'Felix' (1896), 'Gloria' (1896), 'Gloriawerk' (1909), 'Imperator' (1897), 'Marschall' (1910), 'Nullus Secundus' (1909), 'Schwan' (1896), 'Völkerschlachtdenkmal Leipzig' (1913).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

K.F. Flocke
Solingen in 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Flocke & Co.
Solingen: Malteserstrasse in 1922 (?), Schlageterstrasse 49 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Akropolis' (1920s), 'Avocette' (1923), 'Benefiz', 'Die Blaue', 'Dirt-Track', 'El Se-Cre-To', 'Flocoso' (1923), 'Manager', 'Robur' (registered in 1907 by C. von Eigen of Solingen), 'Schiller', 'Tivoli', 'Traviata' (1927?), 'Ultra', 'Ultra-Luxus'.
Safety razor and razor-blade makers.

Floreat-Metallwerke AG
Stuttgart.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Frau Walter Flügel
Solingen: Baustrasse 4.
Brand name: 'Hoh-Kliso'.
Safety-razor maker.

Carl Franck
Altona: Schulterblatt 109.
Brand name: 'Rashel-Klingen'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Otto Franz
Solingen: Birkerstrasse 1 in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Fritz Frie
Bixdorf.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Robert Frohn Sohn
Remscheid: Eberhardstrasse 37 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Hammer und Zange'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Führer's Stahlwarenfabrik
Wien IV in 1932.
Brand name: 'Jife'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ernst Fülling & Co.
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Furthmann
Solingen-Weyer in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ewald Gasmüller
Solingen-Merscheid in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Rudolf Gass & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Haan in 1932.
Brand name: 'Susta'.
Razor-blade maker.

Reinhard Geldmacher
Solingen: Behringstrasse 9 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Geldmacher
Solingen: Behringstrasse 37-41 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Joseph Gerlichs GmbH
Ohligs bei Solingen: Richard-Wagner-Strasse 25 in 19022.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Ernst Gerling KG
Founded in 1902.
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Extra Solid Knives'?
Maker of pocket knives, particularly with metal grips.

Germania-Werk, Gebr. Eyding
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Alaska', 'Alaska Gold', 'Freya', 'Puck'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gillette Deutschland GmbH
Solingen: Oberlandstrasse 75-84 in 1983.
Safety-razor maker.

Gillette GmbH
Berlin W. 9, Columbushaus in 1938.
Brand names: 'Gillette', 'Mem De Luxe', 'Probak', 'Valet Autostrop'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Gillette Safety Razor Co. GmbH
Hamburg 1 in 1932.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Josef Gierlichs GmbH
Solingen-Ohligs: Richard-Wagner-Strasse 25 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Gico' (1912/13), 'Gico Schneidewunder'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Robert Giersch
Solingen: Felderstrasse 63 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Rogiso' (1912/13), 'Studentin' (1905), 'Trei Gemeni' (1914/15).
Razor-blade maker?

Giesen & Forsthoff
Solingen: Baumstrasse 36-38 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Aristine' (1922), 'Blackpool Tower', 'German Hoppe', 'Granville' (1923), 'Halma', 'Hoppe & Co.' (1928), 'Jim-Slick', 'Jockey' (1942), 'Kirkason' (1921/2), 'The Belmont' (1922), 'The Jumper' (1928?), 'Timor' (1921), 'Vic' (1922).
Open-blade razor maker.

Aug. Göbel
Solingen.
Safety-razor maker.

Goedecke & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Merscheid: Kölner Strasse 144 in 1908, Beethovenstrasse 258-60 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Beste Rasierklinge' (1920), 'Carmen' (1919), 'Cherry Brand' (1910), 'Consort' (1908, sometimes used as 'Crown Consort'), 'Cosmos' (1904), 'Crown & Gauntlet Razor' (1919), 'Crown & Mitre' (1912), 'Cullinan' (1916/17), 'Da-Capo' (1908), 'Deputy' (1908), 'Derby' (1920), 'Deutschmeister' (1919), 'Discos' (1904), 'Dom' (1920), 'Dome[-Razor]' (1923?), 'Dosrond' (1919), 'El Bandillero' (1924?), 'Emir' (1910), 'Ever Ready' (1919), 'Finest Silver Steel Razor' (1919), 'Fjord' (1917), 'Gauntlet' (1913), 'Goe' (1910), 'Goedecke' (1921), 'Goedeckes Meisterklinge' (1918), 'Goe's Meisterklingen' (1918), 'Graf Witte' (1906), 'Jupiter (1921), 'Kidnap' (1909), "King's Cross" (1906), 'Mandarin' (1898), 'Metro' (1908), 'Metropol' (1904), 'Nateswera' (1923), 'Odeon' (1920), 'Ophir' (1912/13), 'Oxidene' (1913), 'Patron' (1904), 'Per Gynt' (1925?), 'Rochus' (1906), 'Sea Bell' (1907), 'Sealord' (1908), 'Sea Lord' (1910), 'Slyde-Stroke' (1914), 'Sparrow' (1920), 'Suitzall' (1913), 'St. Eloi' (1913), 'Starmatz' (1918), 'Totai' (possibly 'Total', 1908).
Open-blade and safety razor maker.

Goldkrone-Rasiermesserfabrik
Solingen in 1925.
Possibly owned by Ern & Wills (see above)
Open-blade razor maker.

Gräber & Lösenbeck
Solingen in 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Wilhelm Graf
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Willgraf'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebr. Gräfrath
Widdert bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Gräwiso'.
Pocket knives, especially for horticulture.

C. Gustav Grah
Solingen-Haan: Glockenstrasse 36 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Gust. Reinh. Grah
Solingen-Foche: Solinger Strasse 61 in 1922, Wuppertalerstrasse 61 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Fingerhut'.
Maker of open razors, safety razors and pocket knives.

Rudolf Grah
Solingen-Weyer.
Brand name: 'Rugra'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebr. Grah (C. & L.)
Solingen in 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Grah & Brüggemann
Solingen-Weyer in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Grah & Deppmeyer
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Gradeso' (1897).
Open-blade razor maker.

Grah & Plümacher
Inh. Gebr. Plümacher.
Solingen-Weyer: Brüderstrasse 25 in 1939 and 1983.
Brand names: 'Feinklang' (1921), 'Silver Ring', 'The Gael', 'The Gotta' (1922).
Open-blade razor maker.

Greif-Rasierklingenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Greif'.
Razor-blade maker.

'Griffon'-Stahlwarenfabrik GmbH
Solingen in 1922.
Maker of pocket knives.

Gebr. Gross
Solingen: Wupperstrasse 52 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Sport Extra', 'Sport-Gold', 'Sport-Luxus', 'Sport-Silber'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gross & Raffel
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Grora' (registered by Josef Raffel: see below).
Razor-blade maker.

Fritz Grote
Solingen in 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Ludwig Groten
Solingen: Matheserstrasse 55 in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Groth & Frie, Inh. G. Krause
Berlin SW. 68: Ritterstrasse 70.
Brand name: 'Eitel'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Edmund Wilhelm Gruner
Solingen in 1922.
Exporter of razors, knives, etc.



A. Haag & Co.

Solingen-Wald: Klommenberg 17 in 1939 and 1988.
Brand name: 'Lindbergh' (c. 1928).
Open-blade razor maker.

R. Haastert & Büll
Wald bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Alto'?
Pocket knives.

Carl Hacklander
Solingen: Ritterstrasse 2 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Eugen Haering
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Berolina' (1911), 'Chroma' (c. 1925), 'Dreiblatt' (1902 and 1924), 'EHS' (1921), 'Heldenmesser' (1915), 'Pantheon' (c. 1925), 'Papyrus' (c. 1925), 'Seebär' (c. 1925).
Razor-blade maker.

M. von Hahn & Co.
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Empress'.
Safety-razor maker.

Gustav Häker
Solingen in 1922.
Brandnames: 'Häker' (1918/19), 'Häker-Extra' (c. 1926).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Haller & Osbringhaus
Solingen: Brühlerstrasse 87 in 1922
Makers of ivory and horn grips for knives and razors.

Paul Hammerschmidt
Remscheid in 1932.
Brand name: 'Kosak'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

C. Hammesfahr & Sohn
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gottlieb Hammesfahr
Solingen-Foche in 1925.
Brand names: 'Nirosta' (1921), 'No Russteel' (1932?), 'Pyramide' (1904), and several variations of the company name.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Hammesfahr & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Merscheid: Litzmannallee 12 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Blau-Jacke', 'Blau-Jungs', 'Crown & Torches' ('The', 1922), 'Hacomer' (1922).
Open-blade razor maker.

Verw. Hanak's Pat. GmbH
Berlin: Dorotheenstrasse 45.
Brand name: 'Kleeblatt Sicherheits Rasier-Apparat'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

A. & H. Harbusch
Solingen: Saarstrasse 8 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Harbusch Gold', 'Harbusch Silber', 'Rasierklingen Aller Art'.
Razor-blade maker.

Peter Hartberg
Solingen: Sonnenstrasse 27 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst Hartkopf
Solingen-Weyer in 1925.
Brand name: 'Good Morning Sir' (1923).
Open-blade razor maker.

E. & C. Hartkopf
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Europa', 'Everclean', 'Hardhead' (1932).
Razor-blade maker.

Friedr. Hartkopf
Solingen in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Gebr. Hartkopf
Founded in 1872.
Solingen in 1922.
Makers of blade blanks for knives and razors.

Walter Hartkopf
Solingen: Eintrachtstrasse 2 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

G. Ad. Hartmann
vorm. Joh. Th. Schmidt.
Solingen in 1922.
Pocket knives for electricians and specialist trades.

Wilhelm Hasselbach
Solingen in 1920 and 1925.
Brand names: 'Bowman Cutlery Co.' (pre-1892), 'Gala-Haso', 'Herald Cutlery Co.' (pre-1892), 'Othello'.
Safety-razor maker.

Franz Hastenrath
Solingen-Ohligs, Grabenstrasse 13 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Hein. Hauptner
Founded in 1857, in Solingen only from 1916.
Berlin, Hannover, Munchen and Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Hauptner'.
Folding knives for veterinary use.

Paul Heider
Solingen, Blumenstrasse 91 in 1932.
Razor-blade maker.

Max Heine
Halle a. S.M., Grosse Märkerstrasse 8.
Brand name: 'Heinett'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Carl Wilh. Heinrichs
Solingen: Kronprinzenstrasse 42/44 in 1922.
Pocket knives.

Hugo Heinz
Hildburghausen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Doxa', 'Faktotum', 'Hildra' (1922).
Razors and/or razor blades.

Franz Heinze
Solingen: Am Birkenweiher 75 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Genoil', 'Ge-Ri', 'La Española', 'Peñarol' .
Razor-blade maker.

'Helios'–Solingen Stahlwaren-Fabrikation GmbH
Weyer bei Solingen in 1922.
Maker of open razors.

Ernst Henkels
Solingen-Ohligs: Nippesstrasse 7 in 1939 and 1988.
Razor-blade maker.

J.A. Henckels, Zwillingswerk
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Acutal' (1924-5), 'Blitznieta' (1920), 'Coltelleria' (1924-5), 'Genielos' (1929), 'Henckels' (1898), 'Henckels Extra Dünn', 'Henckels-Klinge', 'Henckelswerke' (1901), 'J.A. Henckels' (1898), 'Noxida' (1924-5), 'Sigma' (1936), 'Twin Works' (1908), 'Vacuum' (1924-5), 'Wotan' (1898), 'Zwilling' (1871), 'Zwillinge' (1899), 'Zwillings-Klinge'.
Maker of razors, razor-blades and pocket knives.

Hugo Herbertz
Solingen-Merscheid: Friedrich-Wilhelm Strasse 97 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Herbertz & Meurer
Solingen-Gräfrath in 1922.
Brand name: 'Pfiffikus' (1951).
Open-blade razor maker.

Ferd. Herberz & Co.
Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand names: 'AG Barcelona' (1920), 'Chamäleon' (1916), 'Effax' (1912), 'El Plumero' (1905), 'Eros' (1911), 'Harpune' (1912), 'Herberz' (1914), 'Herberz Präzisia' (1912), 'No8do' (1930s), 'Palmera' (1930s?), 'Securapid' (1930s), 'Superette' (1930s), 'Tet' (1930s).
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Herder
Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand names: 'Quo Vadis', 'Quo Vadis Extra', 'Quo Vadis Gold', 'Quo Vadis Luxus', 'Quo Vadis Prima'.
Razor-blade maker.

Daniel Herder
Founded in 1810.
Solingen-Ohligs in 1922.
Brand name: 'Dahero'.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Friedr. Herder Abr. Sohn
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Constant' (1927), 'Contador' (1906), 'Don Carlos' (1932), 'F. Herder' (1911/12), 'Herder' (1895), 'Herderstahl' (1921), 'La Perla' (1899), 'Pikasklinge', 'Pick-Ass' (1918), 'Pique-Ass' (1918), 'Schüppen-Ass' (1918).
Razor-blade maker.

Richard Abr. Herder
Solingen in 1925.
Brand names: 'Alianza' (1915), 'Frisia' (1922), 'Gavilan' (1924-5), 'Gebria' (1921), 'Howard Co.' (1922), 'Insulinde' (1921), 'Karo-As', 'Rahsol' (1921), 'R. Herder' (1896), 'Richardmessser' (1898 and 1908/9), 'Rostenit' (1924-5), 'Tjap Orang' (1921/2)'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Robert Herder
Founded in 1872.
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Molenmes' (1911), 'Tjap-Kitrian' (1919), 'Weiss Mit Rothem Streifen' (1910), 'Windmühlenmesser' (1917).
Maker of razors, razor-blades and pocket knives.

Friedr. Herkenrath 'Ben-Hur'
Solingen-Merscheid: Kluckstrasse 34 in 1932 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Apollo' (1943, previously used by Balke & Schaaf of Solingen), 'Ben-Hur', 'Pacific'.
Razor-blade maker.

K. Herlemann
Solingen in 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Emil Hermes, Merkur-Werk
Founded in 1896.
Solingen-Merscheid: Beethovenstrasse 235 in 1939, Margaretenstrasse 15a in 1986, and Friedrich Wilhelm Strasse 18 in 1998.
Brand names: 'Artemia' (1912), 'Diana' (1915), 'Fossa' (1913), 'Hermes' (1919), 'Hermes-Elite', 'Hermes-Exquisit', 'Hermes-Imperial', 'Hermes-Record', 'Hermes-Royal', 'Hermes-Progress', 'Imperiola', 'Longlife', 'Merkur' (1915/16), 'Polarstern' (1913), 'Populah' (1911).
Makers of open-blade razors, safety razors, and pocket knives.

Carl Hermes & Co.
Solingen-Merscheid: Herzogstrasse 84 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Ka-Ha', 'Ka-Ha Extra'.
Safety razor and razor-blade makers.

C. Hesels
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hessische Präzisions-Werke
Darmstadt: Roßstrasse 1-3.
Brand name: 'H.B.-Extra'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

A. Hettich
Tuttlingen in Württemberg.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Max Hief
Solingen: Kronprinzenstrasse 83 in 1920.
Brand name: 'Boxer' (granted to E.H. Kratz, Solingen, 1923).
Open-blade razor maker.

W. & H. Hitzemann
Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand names: 'Industrie Klinge', 'Industrie Rekord', 'Tilda', 'Tilda-Extra', 'Tilda-Gold', 'Tilda-Silber', 'We-Ha-Ha Silber', 'We-Ha-Ha Gold'.
Razor-blade maker.

Karl Hochmann
Wien 9/1 in 1932.
Brand name: 'Lafayette'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ferd. Hoenig & Söhne
Wald bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Feho'.
Maker and distributor of pocket knives.

Robert Höhmann Söhne
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Aequator' (1922), 'Esperanto' (late 1920s), 'Höhmann' (1922), 'Rigoletto' (1920), 'Terra' (owned in 1924 by David Sieper of Remscheid-Hasten).
Maker of open-blade razors, safety razors, razor blades and pocket knives.

Hans Höhn
Solingen-Wald:, Baustrasse 104.
Brand names: 'Fuerreiter', 'Fuerreiter-Diamant', 'Fuerreiter-Klasse', 'Fuerreiter-Superior', 'Höhn', 'Sonderklasse-Universal'.
Razor-blade maker.

Friedrich Hollweg
Founded in 1879.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Occident–Orient'.
Pocket-knife maker.

Hölterhoff & Klein
Solingen in 1939.
Brand name: 'Rheinklinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Hompesch & Co.
Berlin S. 48: Ritterstrasse 9/10.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Honer & Grimm
Spaichingen in Württemberg.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Eugen Hoppe
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Aevos' (1919 and 1923), 'Eugenio Hoppe' (1921), 'Frogking' (1921), 'Hoppeso' (1919), "l'Avenire" (1922).
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Hoppe
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Dreiherz'.
Pocket-knife maker.

Julius Hoppe
Ohligs bei Solingen: Merscheiderstrasse 34 in 1922.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Hoppe & Co.
Solingen: Baumstrasse 36-38 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Attache' (1901), 'Britoria' (1906), 'Calton' (1902), 'Elfin' (1902), 'Halma' (1897), 'Ludo' (1899), 'Miown' (1903), 'Our Defier' (1910), 'Parvus' (1908/9), 'Plee Z All' (1905), 'Vera' (1903).
Open-blade razor maker.

E. & F. Hörster
Solingen in 1983.
Brand names: 'Famexi' (c. 1927 and 1991), 'Horstator' (1918 and 1991), 'Monika' (late 1920s?), 'Solwa' (1918).
Open-blade razor maker.

F. Hucklenbroich
Solingen and Bonn.
Brand names: 'Da Capo', 'Rhenoro', 'Rhenoro-Blau', 'Rhenoro-Rot', 'Yety', 'Yety-Extra', 'Yety-Luxus', 'Yety-Special'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebr. Hugenbruch
Gräfrath bei Solingen: Wibbelrath 1/2 in 1922.
Maker of horn grips for knives and razors.

Hüser & Clauberg GmbH
Solingen: Rathausstrasse 18 in 1922 and 1925.
Brand names: 'Dreadnought' (1908), 'Feroid' (1901), 'Flash' (1904), 'Hilser' (1901), 'Kübüler' (1895), Marquis' (1907), 'The Claymore' (1907), 'The Crown and Diamond Razor' (1907), 'Temmo 1 Cut' (1909).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.



Albert Ihno

Lüdenscheid in Westfalen.
Brand name: 'Ihno' (often listed as 'Jhno').
Razors and/or razor blades.

Gustav Iserloh
Founded in 1889.
Solingen: Ritterstrasse 26-30 in 1922 and 1925.
Brand names: '5 Jahre Garantie', 'Hÿane' (1898), 'Kronprinz' (1899), 'Scorpion' (1903), 'Wildschwein' (1904).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Gerhard Jahn

Solingen: Mummstrasse 26 in 1939, Kullerstrasse 25 in 1950.
Brand name: 'Adonis', 'Adonis Schwedenstahl'.
Razor-blade maker.

Alex Jansen
Solingen-Ohligs, Emdenstrasse 6 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Gute Fünfer', 'Gute Zehner', 'Khan-Dea', 'Sipo-Khan'.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Jansen
Elberfeld, Bahnstrasse 21.
Brand names: 'Bubi', 'Die Beste', 'Gold-Bubi'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Otto Jansen & Co.
Solingen-Weyer.
Brand names: 'Weyer', 'Weyer-Extra', 'Weyer-Gold', 'Weyer-Silber'.
Razor-blade maker.

Hans Jarke
Berlin SW. 268, Kochstrasse 5 in 1932.
Brand name: 'Glatja'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Johannes Jebens
Hamburg 11, Alterwall 67/71.
Brand name: 'Sum-Extra'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Otto Joest
Solingen, Eichenstrasse 127 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

F.A. Jordan
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Halley' (registered in 1910 by Paul A. Henckels, Solingen), 'Heureka', 'Jordan' (1911).
Safety-razor maker.

August Jörges & Co.
Solingen-Höhscheid in 1932.
Brand names: 'Jörco', 'Oerloso', 'Yvel'.
Razor-blade maker.

Jung & Jaeger
Solingen-Mangenberg: Luisenstrasse in 1922.
Makers of horn grips for knives and razors.

Gebrüder Junggeburth
Solingen, Talblick 9 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Leo Jungmann & Co.
Offenbach am Main.
Brand name: 'Piccolo-Rasierapparate'.
Razors and/or razor blades.



Kabeso Stahl- und Metallwarenfabrik GmbH

Solingen-Merscheid.
Brand name: 'Kabeso'.
Razor-blade maker.

Wilhelm Kaes
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925.
Brand name: 'Wilka'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Kaiser
Solingen in 1925, Sonnenstrasse 19 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Karl Kaiser
Solingen-Merscheid: Olgastrasse 17 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Kakaime' (1922).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Rudolf Kaiser & Söhne
Solingen in 1922.
Maker of knife and razor grips.

David Kämper
Solingen: Claubergerstrasse 47 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Talent'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Kamphausen & Plümacher GmbH
Solingen-Ohligs in 1925 and 1928.
Brand names: 'The Reef' (1911), 'Water Wheel' (registered in 1911 by Emil Broch & Woop, Ohligs).
Open-blade razor maker.

Kastor & Co., Germania-Besteckfabrik
Solingen-Ohligs: Kleinstrasse 20 in in 1921, Ahrstrasse in 1936.
Brand names: 'Clover Brand' (1927?), 'Culebra Cut' (1915), 'Early Bird' (1915), 'Everbrite' (1924), 'Gold Coin' (1910), 'Hollo Kround' (sic, 1906), 'Hornet' (1907), 'Kastor' (1915), 'Neverrusto' (1924), 'Shur Edge' (1907), 'The Society Shoe' (1923), 'Tudor TT' (1923), 'Unique' (1920), 'X.Cut' (1897), 'Yukon-Gold' (1916).
Open-blade razor maker and exporter of razors and knives.

Emil Kattwinkel
Solingen: Kuller Strasse 43 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebr. Kattwinkel
Solingen: Wupperstrasse 36 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Fafnir'.
Razor-blade maker.

Heinrich Kaufmann & Söhne, India-Werk
Founded in 1856.
Solingen: Rheinstrasse 12-44 in 1922, Gasstrasse 16-18 in 1939, and Gasstrasse 6-18 in 1971-86.
Brand names: 'Aero' (1910), 'Basta' (1916), 'Cabaret' (1909), 'Chile-Haus Hamburg' (1925), 'Circulus' (1905), 'Commerce' (1924-5), 'Coic' (1922), 'Diktator' (1917/18), 'Dixi' (1909), 'Double Kaufmann' (1903), 'Ercator' (1910/11), 'Formosa' (in use by 1922*), 'Hercules' (1905), 'Imabut' (in use by 1922*), 'Indra' (1921), 'Industry' (1924-5), 'Kanzler' (1910), 'Kauf...Mann' (1896), 'Klipeezy' (in use by 1922*), 'Liga' (1910), 'Lloyd' (1905), 'Manic' (in use by 1922), 'Maxim' (1924-5), 'Mercator' (1903), 'Mercatores' (1898), 'Mercaknife' (1924-5), 'Nivea' (1915), 'Old No. 55 India Brand' (1884), 'Prima Bellerina' (1924-5), 'Reva' (1911), 'Ringall' (1911), 'Satrap' (1912), 'Senator' (1907), 'Schwebebahn' (1900), 'Shipping' (1924-5), 'Sieger' (1916), 'Si-Si' (1909/10), 'Soldatenfreund' (1912), 'Spick and Span we show we can' (1924-5), 'Tantris' (1924-5), 'Terminus' (1909), 'Trorpedo' (1905), 'Tosca' (1910), 'Touristenfreund' (1913), 'Trilby' (1910), 'Ut Veniant Omnes' (1904), 'Velox' (1909), 'Zodiac' (1901). Several versions of the company name were also registered between 1896 and 1911. [Note: four names (*) were listed in Solingen und sein Industriebezirk, but do not appear in Fabrik- und Waren-Zeichen.]
Razor-blade and safety-razor maker.

C.F. Kayser
Founded in 1879.
Solingen: Freidrichstrasse 31 in 1922.
Pocket-knife maker.

Josef Keller
Solingen-Merscheid in 1922.
Brand name: 'Athene' (1923).
Safety-razor blade maker.

Kirschbaum & Weichardt
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Bethlehem'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Ernst Kirschner
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Cigarre' (1896), 'Cinderella' (1905), 'Condor' (1905), 'Dalvos' (1904), 'La Cepa' (1909), 'Orchid' (1906), 'Sardius' (1906).
Pocket-knife maker.

Julius Kirschner & Sohn
Solingen: Burger Landstrasse 58 in 1922.
Maker/distributor of pocket-knives.

Gustav Kistner
Solingen-Ohligs in 1932.
Brand name: 'Cutwell'.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Klaas
Solingen: Hohenzollernstrasse 77 in 1920 and 1925, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 77 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Ka-Ce' (1911), 'Klavo' (1910), 'Meninscus' (1930s), 'Sisters', 'Udo' (1910).
Open-blade razor, safety-razor, and razor-blade maker.

Heinrich Klass
Solingen: Hohenzollernstrasse 42044 in 1922.
Maker of grips for knives and razors.

Robert Klaas
Founded in 1834.
Solingen: Pfeilstrasse 37 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Blue Ribbon' (1904), 'Commander' (1906), 'Crane Brand' (1914), 'Desada' (1916/17), 'Gilbert Savile' (1910), 'Invites Inspection' (1897), 'Klaas' (1904), 'Kut Ezy' (1907), 'I Must Kut' (1907), 'Primble' (1906), 'Queen' (1904), 'Rok' (1897), 'Sears' (1910), 'Silver-Hook' (1913), 'Störcke' (1922), 'Spear' (1905), 'Swastika' (1907), 'Uncle Sam' (1907), 'Veteran' (1911).
Open-blade razor, safety-razor and pocket-knife maker.

Klaas & Co. GmbH
Gräfrath bei Solingen in 1922.
Horn, bone and ivory grips for knives and razors.

Kleefisch & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Weyer in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Friedr. Klein
Gräfrath bei Solingen in 1922.
Pocket-knife maker.

Fritz Klein
Solingen: Ritterstrasse 8.
Razor-blade maker.

Heinrich Klein
Solingen-Haan in 1932, Wiener Strasse 32 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Chronik', 'Heartcrown', 'H.K.'.
Razor-blade maker.

Otto Klein
Solingen-Ohligs: Mühlenstrasse 17 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Flügel-Klinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Robert Klein
Solingen: Sonnenstrasse in 1922.
Brand name: 'Dreipunkt' (1922 and 1923).
Open-blade razor maker.

Ewald Kleineick
Founded in 1908.
Solingen-Merscheid: Victoriastrasse 186 in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Kleinertz, Fledermaus Rasierklingenfabrik
Solingen-Merscheid.
Razor-blade maker.

F.O. Klever
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Nebel' (1900).
Open-blade razor maker.

F.W. Klever jun.
Founded in 1871.
Solingen in 1922.
Souvenir pocket-knife maker.

Klink & Co.
Solingen-Merscheid: Junkerstrasse 12 in 1939.
Safety-razor maker.

Klittermann & Moog
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Klihaso' (1923), 'The Savoy' (1922), 'The Silver King' (1922).
Razor-blade maker.

Jac. Klophaus
Inh. Walter Klophaus.
Ohligs be Solingen: Walderstrasse 12 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Sport' (in use by 1922, but registry details uncertain).
Make of pocket knives, particularly for horticulture.

Emil Klopp
Solingen-Merscheid: Beethovenstrasse 179 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Richard Klopp
Solingen, Scheidter Strasse 13 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Wilhelm Klopp
Founded in 1899.
Solingen-Merscheid in 1922.
Brand name: 'Klopp' (1906).
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

W. Kluth
Solingen-Ohligs, Rheinstrasse 35 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

August Knecht
Solingen in 1925.
Brand names: 'AKS', 'Il Mondol' (1912), 'Il Mondo Special', 'Knecht' (1898).
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Abr. Knyn
Solingen-Gräfrath in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Friedrich Koch, Friedrichswerk
Founded in 1859.
Höhscheid bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'F K' separated by two hooks.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

G. Koch
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Koch & Schäfer, Kama-Stahlwarenfabrik
Solingen in 1925 and 1928.
Brand name: 'Kama' (1926?).
Open-blade razor maker.

F. Koeller & Co.
Solingen-Ohligs in 1932.
Brand names: 'Berlini' (1913), 'Best Marke Schaukelpferd', 'Bora Boedoer' (1909), 'Diamond' (1912), 'Die Feder ist schärfer als das Schwert' (1911), 'Elfenbein-Marke' (1916), 'Khandia' (1913), 'Kismet' (1910 and 1921), 'Magna' (1898), 'Magna Brand' (1901/2), 'MagnaTop' (1996), 'Magna-Wexl' (1905), 'Manda' (1903), 'Mena' (1907), 'Nadir' (1910), 'Oil the Joints' (1901/2), 'Okay' (1903), 'Ping Pong' (1902), 'Prince Khandia' (1909), 'Schirajee der Grosse' (1910), 'Scout' (1910), 'Seeadler' (1923?), 'Stasharp' (after 1929), 'Summore' (1913), 'The Emperor of India' (1911), 'Tolstoy' (1900*), 'Tsarya' (1899*), 'Velvet' (1908), 'Westend Kompactum' (1903), 'Wexl' (1899). [Note: two marks (*) were often applied in Cyrillic.]
Razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Kohl
Solingen-Wald, Wiedenkamper Strasse 12 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Hugo Köller
Solingen: Grünewalder Strasse 28 in 1939-99, An der Eichen 20-22 from 1999.
Brand names: 'Aarwerk' (1913), 'Hygenie' (1912/13), 'Koeller' (1900), "Koller's" (1980s), 'Kriegsruf-Bahnfrei!' (1915), 'Plum' (1924-5), 'Parforce' (1904), 'Propaganda' (1925).
Open-blade razor maker.

Kölner Apparate-Industrie, Blumberg & Knodt GmbH
Köln.
Brand name: 'Kai' with an arrow.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Herm. Konejung
Solingen, Cronenberger Strasse 60 in 1939, Schlagbaumer Strasse 67 in 1986, Kleine Kamperstrasse 11a in 1998; and Stuttgart, Reinburgerstrasse 82 in 1924.
Brand names: 'Arko' (1923*), 'Hammer & Schlagel' (1905), 'Hannovera' (after 1926), 'Herko' (1923*), 'Hermako' (1922*), 'Mit der Brille' (1907), 'Ora'/'ORA' (1923*), 'Solina' (1923*), 'Stahlberg' (1922*), 'Stahlmann' (1922*), 'Towerstar' (1925), 'Wetterhahn' (1924). [Note: names registered from Stuttgart are marked (*).]
Maker of open razors, safety razors and pocket knives..

Johann Cuno König
Solingen in 1925.
Brand names: 'Iceka'/'Jceka'm (1921).
Safety-razor maker.

Peter König
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Walter Königer
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Elitas', 'Mondesir', 'Pertutti' (all previously owned by Leopold Sommer).
Razor-blade maker.

Norbert Koppel
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Nokore', 'Nokore-Gold', 'Nokore-Luxus', 'Nokore-Privat', 'Paganini', 'Rhapsodie'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Korte
Solingen, Schweizer Strasse 6-10 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Saba', 'Saba Blau', 'Saba Gold', 'Saba Luxus'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Korten & Scherf
Solingen-Ohligs: Weyerstrasse 41-3 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Aglos' (1903), 'Alps' (1923), 'Bismarcksäule' (1902), 'Bolt and Nut' (1906), 'Dorcas' (1902), 'General Creagh' (1909), 'Kaiser-i-Hind' (1906), 'Korten' (1900), 'La Primera del Oriente' (1909/10), 'Nizam' (1905), 'Noneta' (1903), 'Retsabala' (1902), 'Roga' (1903 and 1911), 'Scherfko' (1914), 'Securitas' (1907), 'Stiletto' (1902), 'Taj Mahal' (1905).
Open-blade razor maker.

Kotthaus & Co.
vorm. Ewald Thieme & Co.
Solingen: Birkerstrasse 3 in 1922.
Maker of horn, ivory and mother-of-pearl grips for knives and razors.

Kötzschenbroda
Dresden.
Brand name: "Dudew's Patent-Rasierer".
Razors and/or razor blades.

Emil Krämer
Solingen, Eichenstrasse 69 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Wecker'.
Razor-blade maker.

C. Friedrich Kratz & Co. GmbH
Founded in 1890.
Wald bei Solingen in 1920.
Brand names: 'Fram' (1907), 'Kratz' (1902), 'Melior' (1911), 'Owigut' (1918), 'The Dewey Razor' (1899), 'Vesuvio' (1911).
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Cuno Kratz
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Wicawa'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Julius Kratz & Co.
Solingen-Merscheid in 1920, 1928 and 1932.
Brand name: 'Kramerso'.
Open-razor and safety-razor maker.

Paul Kratz
Solingen in 1925 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Auto Blade', 'Burg-Klinge', 'Nickel Bügel', 'Parc', 'Park', 'Park-Exquisit', 'Park-Extra', 'Park-Gold', 'Schloss Burg'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Krauskopf & Kronenberg
Fritzlar in 1932.
Brand name: 'Nimbus'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Carl Julius Krebs
Founded in 1866.
Solingen: Adlerstrasse 10 in 1922.
Maker of pocket knives.

Ewald Kron
Solingen in 1920, 1922 and 1925.
Brand names: 'Ekaes' (1919), 'E. Kron Solingen' (1921), 'Eks' (1922), 'Franco' (1921), 'Gold Kron' (1925-6), 'Gold Krone' (1919), 'In Hoc Signo Vinces' (1925-6), 'Kronengold' (1925-6).
Open-blade razor, safety-razor and razor-blade maker.

Emil Kronenberg Sen.
Solingen in 1925 and 1932.
Brand names: 'Appell', 'Berg' (1915/16 and 1918), 'Berg Grün', 'Cabiri' (1920), 'Kuckuck' (1917)', 'Original Kronenberg Supra' (1920), 'Original Kronenberg Supra-Gold', 'Pour Le Mérite' (1917).
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

F.E. Kronenberg
Solingen-Merscheid: Fürker Strasse 46 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker?

Johann Emil Kronenberg
Solingen-Aufderhöhe in 1932.
Brand names: 'Abdamit', 'Cabiri' (1923), 'Floridas', 'Schornsteinfeger', 'Schweden-Gold'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebr. Krumm
Founded in 1907.
Solingen in 1922.
Maker of pocket knives, particularly for industry.

Franz Krüth
Solingen-Weyer in 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebr. Krusius
Solingen in 1922.
Maker of open razors and pocket knives.

Wilhelm Krüth
Solingen-Wald: Schloßstrasse 17 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Fanal', 'Fanal-Diamant', 'Fanal-Extra', 'Fanal-Gold'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Kuhlewind & Linden
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Wilh. Kuhs & Co.
Solingen: Flurstrasse 30 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Kuhs' (1920).
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst Küll
Solingen: Victoriastrasse 116 in 1922.
Brand name: 'E K S'.
Maker of bone and ivory grips for knives and razors.

Wilhelm Küll
Solingen-IV.: Victoriastrasse 123 in 1922.
Maker of wood, metal and celluloid grips for knives and razors.

O. & E. Kuntze
Solingen-Ohligs: Rathaustrasse 11 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Jungfrau' (registered by Otto Kunze, 1922).
Open-blade razor maker.

Karl Künzel
Cannstatt in Württemberg.
Brand name: 'Künzel Rasierapparate'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Johannes Küpper
Solingen-Haan in 1932.
Brand name: 'Quo Vadis'.
Razor-blade maker.

Küpper & Oertling
Solingen: Kölnerstrasse 28/30 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Neptun'.
Pocket knives.

Ewald Kurtenbach
Inh. Curt Achnitz.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'E K'.
Maker of open-blade razors, safety razors and razor blades.

Jos. Kurtenbach
Solingen in 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Kutz & Kussin GmbH
Berlin-Charlottenburg: Sophie-Charlottestrasse 84a.
Brand name: 'Ku Ku'.
Razors and/or razor blades.



Gebrüder Lang, Femarud-Stahlwarenfabrik

Solingen: Eintrachtstrasse 14 in 1922.
Brand name: 'Fermarud' (1912).
Open-blade razor maker.

Jul. Langenberg & Co.
Founded in 1879.
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Dösenkönig', 'Fröhn', 'Julanco', 'Sekundant', 'Sopran', 'Tenor'.
Maker of pocket knives.

Paul Langenberg
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Plaso' (in use in 1922, registry details unknown).
Maker of pocket knives.

Langenohl & Haas
Solingen in 1922 and 1932.
Brand names: 'Admirabor', 'Blitzkrone', 'Excentric', 'Exzentric', 'Grown & Lighting' [sic], 'Langhaas', 'Lanso', 'Volga-Volga'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Philipp Lappert
Wien VII: Neustiftgasse 31 in 1932.
Brand name: 'Lafil'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Lauterjung & Co., Tiger-Stahlwarenfabrik
Solingen in 1925.
Brand names: 'Cervo', 'Tigermarke' (1913), 'Tiger Messer' (1924).
Open-blade razor maker.

Lauterjung & Sohn, Puma-Werk
Solingen in 1932 and 1983 ('GmbH & Co. KG').
Brand names: 'Capri' (1913), 'Captilo' (1920), 'Förstmeister' (1952), 'Gnat' (1920), 'High Class' (1921), 'Katzenbär' (1919), 'Madonna' (1943), 'My Darling' (1921), 'Nimrod' (1957), 'Pluma' (1919), 'Puma' (1921), 'Puma Solingen' (1926), 'Pumaster' (1963), 'Razor King' (1920), 'Rüdemann' (1977), 'Shaver King' (1920), 'Unikat' (1981).
Makers of open-blade razors, safety razors, razor blades and pocket knives.

Max Laysiepen
Solingen in 1922.
A maker of pocket knives.

Richard Lemaire
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Liesheim & Co.
Solingen in 1920, 1922 and 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Hein. August Lindau
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Haliso'.
Maker of pocket knives.

Hermann Linder Söhne
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Senta'.
Maker of pocket knives.

Linder & Co., Linderwerk
Solingen in 1932.
Razor-blade maker.

Linder & Co., Junkerwerk
Solingen-Ohligs in 1932.
Brand names: 'Junker', 'Morningstar' (1913).
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Lindlar
Merscheid bei Solingen: Bismarckstrasse 8 in 1922.
Maker of pocket knives.

Ernst Linghorst
Solingen-Wald.
Brand names: 'Cowboy', 'Cowboy-Extra', 'Cowboy-Luxus'.
Razor-blade maker.

Linkat Stahlwaren GmbH
Founded in 1919.
Solingen: Birkerstrasse 32 in 1922.
Brand names: 'Bock & Ricke' (1920), 'Linkat' (1919).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Hans Linz
Köln: Beethovenstrasse 4.
Brand name: 'Carmen Extra'.
Distributor of razors, razor blades and accessories.

A. von der Lippen
Solingen-Merscheid: Beethovernstrasse 186 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Ar-Li', 'Bärenführer', 'Relief'.
Razor-blade maker.

P. von der Lippen & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Ohligs: Forststrasse 24 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Doxa', 'Kontakt', 'Rino'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Paul von der Lippen
Solingen-Ohligs: Hohenzollernstrasse 85 in 1922 and 1932, Falklandstrasse 48 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Contakt', 'Ganescha'.
Maker of open-blade razors, safety razors and and razor blades.

Walter Löhr
Solingen in 1922.
A maker of pocket knives.

Paul Lösenbeck
Solingen-Merscheid in 1932;, Solingen, Höhscheiderstrasse 7/21 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Klingen-Krone', 'Nimm Sie', 'Nimm Sie Für Alle', 'Rundfunk-Edelstahl', 'Rundfunk-Privat', 'Rundfunk-Rasierklinge', 'Rundfunk-Sonderklasse', 'Sahib', 'Take It', 'Weltfunk-Klinge'.
Razor-blade and safety-razor maker.

Emil Lueg & Co.
Solingen, Brühlerstrasse 209 in 1922.
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Rasierapparat Luna
Solingen? Probably a trading name of A. Feist, above.
Safety-razor maker.

Peter Lungstrass
Founded in 1900.
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1922.
Maker of pocket knives.

C. Lütters & Co.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Lutco' (1904), 'Lion Cutlery' (1905), 'Löwen Messer' (1921).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Friedrich Lutz
Solingen, Elsa-Brandströmstrasse 13 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

M. Lützenkirchen
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Lützenkirchen
Solingen: Klingenstrasse 36 in 1935.
Brand names: 'Botafogo' (1920), 'Ciwis Solingen' (late 1920s?), 'Conte Aiollo' (1921), 'Kirche' (1923), 'La Foca' (1920), 'Lützenkirchen' (1920), 'Lutz Solin' (1922), 'Phoca' (1920), 'Schwertschalg' (1923), 'Seehund' (1919).
Open-blade razor maker.



Wilhelm Maassen

Inh. Paul Emons. Founded in 1900.
Solingen-Wald, Altenhofer Strasse 20 in 1922 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Carola', 'Doralberto', 'Dorita', 'Flirt', 'Meridian', 'Nessam', 'Perkeo'.
Razor-blade maker.

Macero Aktien-Gesellschaft für Stahl-, Metall- u. Lederwarenfabrikation
Solingen (?) in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Friedr. Machenbach
Founded in 1825.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Deutsche Ehre' (1908).
Maker and distributor of open-blade razors and pocket knives.

P. Machenbach
Solingen: Ritterstrasse 28 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Aug. Mandewirth
Solingen: Bergstrasse 49 in 1922.
A maker of pocket knives.

Ernst Mandewirth
Solingen: Solingerstrasse 48 in 1908-10, Katternbergerstrasse 174 in 1922-39, and Felderstrasse 68 in 1963.
Brand names: 'E.M.S.', 'Erma' (1919), 'Lesal' (1909), 'Perplex' (1909), 'Rizal' (1904).
Open-blade razor and pocket-knife maker.

Julius Mandler & Sohn
Solingen-Wald: Oben-Itter-Strasse 27 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Fram'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Curt Marenbach
Solingen-Wald: Göringstrasse 114 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Markt GmbH
Hamburg, Chilehaus, in 1932.
Brand name: 'Star'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Marx & Co.
Founded in 1887.
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Chamberlain' (1904), 'Chinn' (1904), 'Fontana' (1926?), 'Juventus' (1921), 'La Raya' (1907), 'Marconi' (1905), 'Marx' (1910), 'Malwa' (1911), 'Mimas' (1907), 'Omdam', 'Rimmel' (1914), 'Tris' (1923-4), 'Xon' (1911), 'Zephyr' (in use by 1922).
Makers of razors, razor blades, pocket knives and accessories.

J. Maser & Co. GmbH
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gustav Adolf Maus
Solingen-Ohligs in 1922.
Brand name: 'Gam'/'G A M' (1921).
Maker and distributor of open-blade razors and pocket knives.

M.E. Mayer
Wien 1, Lobkowitzplatz.
Brand name: 'Mem Blade'.
Exporter/distributor of razors and/or razor blades.

Medyna
Solingen, Haanerstrasse 8 in 1988.
Razor-blade maker.

Friedr. W.C. Meis
Solingen in 1920 and 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Paul Meis
Solingen-Ohligs, Kronenstrasse 41 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Witesar', 'Witesar-Gold', 'Witesar-Luxus', 'Witesar-Rekord'.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Friedrich Melcher
Solingen-Wald, Stübbenerstrasse 13 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst Melcher
Founded in 1895.
Solingen-Wald: Weyerstrasse 155 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Merkur Stahlwaren
Solingen: Margaretenstrasse 15a in 1988.
Safety-razor maker.

Mertens & Heider
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Merx & Co. KG
Solingen in 1922. Mistaken for 'Marx & Co.', above?
Open-blade razor maker.

Metallwaren-Baltic GmbH
Berlin W. 57, Bülowstrasse 56.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Carl Meurer
Solingen-Ohligs, Zweibrücker Strasse 14 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Meyerherm & Co.
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Rob. Middeldorf, Romi-Werk
Solingen: Schwertstrasse 52-56 in 1939, Katzbach 20 in 1988.
Brand names: 'Romi', 'Romi Edle v. Solingen'.
Razor-blade and safety-razor maker.

Erich Midel
Solingen-Wald, Henshauser Strasse 19 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Alexander Moll GmbH
Ohligs bei Solingen, Merscheiderstrasse 15 in 1922.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Mollmann
Solingen, Ritterstrasse 34 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

August Morsbach
Solingen, Cronenbergerstrasse 127 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Moutin & Kirspel
Solingen: Kasernenstrasse 24 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Mundial', 'Sanitas', 'Tassa'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Mulcuto-Werk, Paul Müller & Co.
Solingen: Burgstrasse 59 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Mulcuto'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Arthur Müller
Solingen-Ohligs: Talstrasse 61 in 1922 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Aida', 'Assistant', 'Bismarck', 'Müller Extra', 'Page', 'Picador'.
Razor-blade maker.

August Müller KG
Solingen-Merscheid: Beethovenstrasse 203 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Edmund Müller
Solingen-Ohligs: Rheinstrasse 5 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Eduard Müller
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Servus'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ed. Carl Müller
Solingen in 1900.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst Müller
Solingen in 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Hugo Müller KG
Solingen: Mangenbergerstrasse 211 in 1939 and 1988.
Razor-blade maker.

Hugo Müller
Solingen: Irler Strasse in 1939.
Brand name: 'Dozent'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Karl Müller
Remscheid-Hasten: Franzstrasse 15.
Brand names: 'Cut-Away', 'Deutscher Schneid'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

E. Müller & E. Haas
Solingen: Felder Strasse 47 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Müller & Schmidt, Pfeilringwerk
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Pfeilring-Klinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst Mutz
Solingen: Ritterstrasse 75 in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Reinhart Muuhs
Solingen: Kölnerstrasse 43 in 1988.
Safety-razor maker.



Neuenteichwerk Lennep

Lennep in Rheinland in 1939.
Brand name: 'Darwin'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ferd. Neuhaus
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Ferd. Neuhaus', 'Herradura', 'La Suerte', 'Mein Glück', 'Neuhaus'.
Razor-blade maker.

M. Neumann-Jabulowsky
Solingen in 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Niederhausen & Stratmann
Solingen-Höhscheid in 1922.
Brand name: 'Herial'.
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Niederhoff
Solingen-Wald: Charlottenstrasse 4 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Penidow'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst & Willy Niegeloh
Solingen in 1983.
Open-blade razor maker.

Niepenberg & Co. GmbH
Solingen-Merscheid: Junkerstrasse 8 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Batall', 'Maurlex', 'Nicoso', 'Tim', 'Wanie'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Niepenberg, 'Nieso'
Solingen-Wald in 1922 and 1932.
Brand names: 'Einett', 'G.N.W.', 'Marathon', 'Marathon Razor Blades', 'Nieso', 'Nieso Privat', 'Nieso Rasierklinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

August Nippes
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Emil Noelle
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Wilhelm Noelle
Solingen-Wald.
Brand names: 'Angora', 'Wilmo-Stahl'.
Safety-razor maker.

Nolle & Sistig
Solingen-Merscheid in 1922.
Safety-razor maker.

Paul Norbisrath
Solingen: Frankenstrasse 70 in 1932 and 1939.
Brand name: 'Norbi'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ad. Noss
Solingen: Peter-Hahn-Weg 15 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

R. Nöthen & Co.
Velbert in Rheinland in 1932.
Brand names: 'Olaya', 'Ronco', 'Suprema'.
Razors and/or razor blades.



Hubert Obermeier

Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand names: 'Obeere', 'Obeere-Extra', 'Obeere-Gold', 'Obeere-Luxus', 'Obeere-Meisterstück', 'Obeere-Privat', 'Obeere-Spezial'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Friedrich Ockenfels
Solingen-Ohligs: Baustrasse 12 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Oettinger & Hahn GmbH
Berlin W. 35: Potsdamer Strasse 112.
Brand name: 'Hanott-Extra'.
Razors and/or razor-blade maker.

Rud. Osberghaus
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 110 in 1939.
Brand names: , 'Barbarina', 'Faisan De Oro', 'Fasan', 'Gold Pheasant', 'Hidalgo', 'Ultrazor', 'Wachter', 'Winner'.
Razor-blade maker.

Owetto GmbH
Berlin C. 2: Mühlendamm 3b.
Brand name: 'Owetto'.
Razors and/or razor blades.



C. Paashaus GmbH

Solingen in 1932.
Brand name: 'Pass'.
Razor-blade maker.

Max Paashaus
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Doppelschmied', 'Polo'.
Razor-blade maker.

Paashaus & Samm
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Polo Extra'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst Pack & Söhne
Solingen in 1922 and ('mbH') 1932.
Brand names: 'Cito', 'Cito-Gold', 'Der Rote Reiter', 'Hamlet', 'Isolde', 'Jung-Siegfried', 'Kriemhield', 'Poco', 'Reiterwerk', 'Ritterburg', 'Ritterwerk', 'Solar'.
Razor-blade maker.

Hugo Pasch, Sonnal-Stahlwarenfabrik
Solingen in 1920 and 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Daniel Peres GmbH & Co. KG
Solingen: Felderstrasse 41 in 1983.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Louis Perlmann
Solingen: Blumenstrasse 91 in 1939, Schlagbaumerstrasse 114 in 1983.
Brand name: 'Golf'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Perwo-Metallwaren-Fabrik GmbH
Berlin W. 35: Lützowstrasse 107/108.
Brand name: 'Perwo-Pedicor'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Pfälzische Rasierklingenfabrik
Kaiserslautern.
Brand names: 'Pfalzkrone', 'Pfalzkrone-Luxus', 'Pfalzkrone-Privat'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

H. Pinoff, Inh. E. Griewatz
Berlin-Schöneberg: Grunewaldstrasse 94.
Brand name: 'Pinot'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

A. Pitten & Co.
Solingen: Am Kannenhof 15 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Ewald Plümacher
Solingen-Ohligs: Baverter Strasse 3 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Stadion-Klinge Gold'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Peter Pollart
Solingen: Körnerstrasse 40 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Pott & Co.
Solingen: Burgstrasse 37.
Brand names: 'Milano', 'Titian' (?).
Razor-blade maker.

W. Pötters
Barmen.
Brand name: 'Barmenia'.
Razors and/or razor blades.



G.W. Radenberg

Solingen (?) in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Rader
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Anker-Flaggen', 'Bona Fides', 'Garibaldi', 'Gppe', 'Rader', 'Verdi'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ewald Rader GmbH
Solingen in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Richard Rafflenbeul
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Paul Rauh
Solingen in 1932.
Brand name: 'Automatus'.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Reck
Solingen: Wupperstrasse 90.
Brand name: 'Edelstahl-Klinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

C. Reck & Ruppert
Solingen: Wupperstrasse 90 in 1922 and 1925.
Brand name: 'Asra'.
Razor-blade maker.

Friedr. Reichle
Solingen-Landwehr in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Reitz Nachf.
Solingen: Heinrich-Diehl-Strasse 10 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Fr. Remscheid
Solingen-Merscheid: Taubenstrasse 13 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Albert Rentrop
Solingen: Peter-Hahn-Weg 15 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Max Reul
Solingen: Unter St. Clemens 18 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

J. Reuleaux
Solingen-Wald in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo & Theodor Richter
Solingen: Derfflingerstrasse 6 in 1939 and 1988.
Razor-blade maker.

Otto Richter
Solingen: Bergstrasse 32 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Otto Richter Söhne
Solingen: Grünewalder Strasse 41 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Theodor Riedel
Hilden in Rheinland.
Brand name: 'Ein Meisterwerk'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Ernst Rockseisen
Solingen: Sonnenstrasse 13, 17 in 1932 and 1939, Altenhoferstrasse 19 in 1988.
Brand names: 'Blackmann', 'Chef', 'Courier', 'Duttil', 'Gazi', 'Hamburg Solingen', 'Indocea Luxury', 'Jedermanns', 'K-Stahl Solingen', 'Scheik', 'Swarajya', 'Zammana'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Roeger
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

J.A. Roehle, Marienwerk
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Goten-Klinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Otto Röhrig
Solingen: Behringstrasse 1 in 1922.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst Rommerswinkel
Solingen-Gräfrath in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Rondo-Werk GmbH & Co.
Solingen: Wittkullerstrasse 179c in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Rosenkaimer
Solingen-Wald in 1922.
Brand names: 'Parosa', 'Paroso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Roth-Büchner GmbH
Berlin-Tempelhof in 1932.
Brand names: 'Mond Extra (Gold)', 'Mond Extra (Grün)', 'Rotbart Be-Be', 'Rotbart-Blaulack', 'Rotbart-Extra-Dünn', 'Rotbart-Luxuosa', 'Rotbart-Sonderklasse', 'Rotbart-Standard'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Roth & Linder
Berlin-Tempelhof.
Brand name: 'Roli'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Hugo Rothenberg & Sohn
Solingen: Hauptstrasse 10 in 1925 and 1928.
Brand name: 'Rothberg-Klinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Rübenach
Solingen: Kottermühlenstrasse 11 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Rückels
Solingen-Merscheid in 1922-8.
Open-blade razor maker.

H.B. Ruenhorst
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Haru-Klingen', 'Haru-Klingen-Gold', 'Haru-Klingen-Privat', 'Haru-Klingen-Silber', 'Haru-Klingen-Weiss', 'H.B.R.'.
Razor-blade maker.

W.O. Rusche
Solingen-Merscheid in 1922.
Brand name: 'Rusche'.
Open-blade razor maker.



Christian Saalwächter

Solingen-Ohligs: Kronenstrasse 36 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Artur Sahler GmbH
Solingen-Wald: Göringstrasse 100 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Arsa', 'Gebsa'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Max Sahler
Solingen-Wald: Langemarkstrasse 21.
Brand name: 'Arsa'.
Razor-blade maker.

Sandvikstahl GmbH
Solingen-Aufderhöhe in 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Sauer & Sohn
Solingen-Merscheid: Herzogstrasse 66 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Sao', 'Sao-Extra', 'Sao-Gold', 'Sao-Privat', 'Sao-Spezial'.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Schaaf
Solingen: Bismarckstrasse 98 in 1920 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Die Gute 5pfg.-Klinge', 'Schaaso', Schaaso-Populär', 'Shakespeare', 'Shakespeare Klinge', 'Veni Vidi Vici', 'Wilhelmus', 'Wilhelmus-Auslese', 'Wilhelmus-Gold'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

C.D. Schaaf
Solingen in 1922 and 1925.
Brand names: 'El Marinero', 'King of Kings', 'Limayeu', 'Perfectum', 'Prominentum'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Robert Schaaf & Co.
Solingen: Körnerstrasse 28 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Platz Da!', 'Remus', 'Romulus'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

G. Schaaf
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

L. Schaaf KG
Solingen: Dorperstrasse 27 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Paul Schaele
Berlin S. 42: Alexandrinenstrasse 35 in 1932.
Brand names: 'Basta', 'Dixi', 'Lloyd', 'Schälende Hände'.
Razor and/or razor-blade maker.

Paul Schäfer
Solingen in 1925.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst Scharff, Köber & Co.
Frankfurt am Main and Lepzig in 1932.
Brand name: 'Rapid', 'Rapide', 'Simplex'.
Razor and/or razor-blade maker.

Paul vom Schemm
Solingen: Katternbergerstrasse 26 in 1939, Burger Landstrasse 39 in 1988.
Razor-blade maker.

L. Schilling
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925 and 1928.
Safety-razor maker.

Friedrich Schlemper
Solingen-Merscheid in 1925.
Brand names: 'Brennpunkt Solingen', 'Capitol', 'DK Prior', 'Focus', 'Kapitol'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Schlemper & Hoppe GmbH
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Schlingensiepen & Co.
Solingen-Weyer in 1922.
Band name: 'Schlingo'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Schmachtenberg
Solingen in 1920.
Safety-razor maker.

Emil Schmalbein, Jun.
Solingen-Weyer in 1922.
Safety-razor maker.

Gebrüder Schmald

Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Schmauch & Müller
Rotenburg a.R.
Brand name: 'Primabella'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

C. Friedrich Schmidt
Solingen: Katternbergerstrasse 81 in 1922 and 1925, Claubergerstrasse 36 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Schmidt Sohn AG
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Continental', 'Continental Extra'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hermann Schmidt
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 197 in 1922 and 1939.
Brand names: 'Ambossschläger', 'Bartsense', 'Bethlehem'.
Open-blade razor maker.

J.A. Schmidt & Söhne
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Kurt Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG
Solingen in 1983.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

R. Schmidt
Solingen in 1900.
Open-blade razor maker.

Richard Schmidt
Lüdenscheid in Westfalen: Hochstrasse 40/1 in 1932.
Brand names: 'Bully', 'Bunty', 'Herm', 'Imperial', 'Summit', 'Tell'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Rudolf Schmidt
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Il Vero Rasojo Antisettico'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Schmidt & Steinbach
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Pagenso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

C. Schmitz
Solingen in 1920 and 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Carl Schmitz
Solingen: Friedrich-Wilhelmstrasse 53 in 1922 and 1925, Katternbergerstrasse 177 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Adler-Ring', 'Caschmiso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Friedr. Aug. Schmitz
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Fasima', 'Wappen-Träger'.
Razor-blade maker.

Otto Schmitz
Solingen: Cronenbergerstrasse 37 in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Richard Schmitz
Solingen: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Strasse 53 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Caschmiso', 'World Shipper'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Wilhelm Schmolz & Co.
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Sleipner'.
Razor-blade maker.

A. Schnittert
Solingen-Wald in 1922.
Brand name: 'Wasso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Schönemann & Co.
Solingen II in 1922.
Brand name: 'Hippe'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Peter Schöpgens
Solingen-Höhscheid.
Brand name: 'Pesso-Klinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Schramberger Uhrfedernfabrik
Schramberg in Württemberg in 1932.
Brand names: 'Auerhahn', 'Auerhahn-Blau', 'Auerhahn-Gold', 'Auerhahn-Grün', 'Jupiter'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

C. Schrick
Solingen in 1900.
Open-blade razor maker.

Witwe C.A. Schrick
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Schrick Sohn
Solingen in 1925.
Brand names: 'Le Bélier', 'Triton', 'Trommel & Flöthe', 'Vencedora'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Richard Schrick
Solingen: Vereins Strasse 31 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Paul Schulze
Solingen-Weyer: Brüderstrasse 24 in 1939 and 1983.
Brand names: 'Original Schulze', 'Selbstfahrer'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Arthur Schüttelhöfer & Co.
Solingen in 1922.
Brand names: 'Asso', 'E.K.D.', 'El Castillo', 'Gut Scharf', 'Raquelita', 'Sonnengold', 'Unica'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Johann Daniel Schwarte
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Simplon'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Ernst Schwarz
Solingen in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

P. Seckler GmbH
Solingen-Merscheid in 1932.
Brand name: 'Ineedit'.
Razor-blade maker.

Erwin Siefen
Solingen: Unnersberg 73 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst August Siepen
Haan bei Solingen in 1920 and 1930; Solingen-Ohligs, Kärntener Strasse 12 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Punktal', 'Rapido'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Solinger Metallwaren-Fabrik GmbH
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'S.M.F.-Special', 'S.M.F.-Spezial Extra Dünn', 'Somefa'.
Razor-blade maker.

Solinger Stahlwaren-Fabrikation
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Sommer & Söhne
Solingen-Aufderhöhe: Löhdorferstrasse 206 in 1922 and 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Leopold Sommer & Co.
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Elitas', 'Mondesir', 'Pertutti' (all registered to Walter Königer by January 1940).
Razor-blade maker.

Sonna-Fabrik Joseph Wildt GmbH
Solingen-Weyer in 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Sonnal-Werk Hugo Pasch
Solingen: Saarstrasse 14-20 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Ala', 'Argentinica', 'Honor', 'Honor-Luxus', 'Honor-Privat', 'Honor-Strop', 'H.P.', 'Markanto', 'Sonnal', 'Sonnal-Extra', 'Sonnal-Extra Nicplata', 'Sonnal-Gold', 'Sonnal-Luxus', 'Sonnal-Luxus Nicplata', 'Sonnal-Marcanto Nicplata', 'Sonnal-Prima Nicplata', 'Sonnal-Silber', 'Weekend'.
Razor-blade maker.

Sonnawerk GmbH
Solingen-Merscheid.
Razor-blade maker.

Späth & Co. KG
Solingen.
Razor-blade maker.

Eugen Spiecker
Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand names: 'Artifex Meister', 'Artifex Selecta', 'Weyer-Silber'.
Razor-blade maker.

Carl Spitzer & Sohn
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Spiso', 'Spiso Extra'.
Razor-blade maker.

E. Spitzer, Perfectum-Stahlwarenfabrik
Solingen: Florastrasse.
Brand names: 'Perfectum', 'Tag und Nacht' (?).
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Spitzer & Co.
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Pristol'.
Razor-blade maker.

Staco Export Gesellschaft
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Stader & Bollengraben
Solingen: Bismarckstrasse 19 in 1922 and 1932, Schützenstrasse 197 in 1983.
Brand names: 'Naja', 'Stabo'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Stahlwaren Syndikat
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

C. Robert Stamm
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Otto Stamm
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 55.
Brand name: 'Ostaso-Klinge'.
Safety-razor maker.

Heinrich Stegmann
Solingen: Viktoriastrasse 8 in 1925, Saarstrasse 50a in 1939.
Brand names: 'Fiffy', 'Hansa', '=S=', 'Valencio Extra'.
Razor-blade maker.

C. vom Stein & Co.
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Pidega' ('Made in Sweden').
Razor-blade maker.

Otto vom Stein
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Chromeria'.
Razor-blade maker.

Julius Steinberger
Solingen-Merscheid: Erholungstrasse 10 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Steinbrück & Drucks
Solingen: Martin-Luther-Strasse 63 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Miroir', 'Mozart', 'Mozart-Extra', 'Mozart-Gold', 'Virtus'.
Razor-blade maker.

Anton Steinhauer
Solingen in 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Otto E. Stiehl GmbH
Solingen-Ohligs in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gustav & Wilhelm Stock, Gustoc-Stahlwarenfabrik
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Gustoc', 'Linkat'.
Razor-blade maker.

W. Stöcker
Solingen in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Stöcker & Korten
Solingen in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Stoll
Solingen-Foche in 1900 and 1922.
Brand name: 'Gallop'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Stoll & Co. KG
Solingen: Donaustrasse 39 in 1922.
Brand names: 'Bull-Haad', 'Harmonie', 'Matinée'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Paul Stommel
Solingen: Oststrasse 4-6 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Punjo'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Stratmann & Co.
Solingen-Wald: Parsevalstrasse 19 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gustav Stüker
Solingen in 1932.
Brand names: 'Averus', 'Prestonian'.
Razor-blade maker.

Sublim-Gesellschaft Broch & Kessel
Solingen-Merscheid: Fürker Strasse 38 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Mer', 'Sublim'.
Razor-blade maker.



G. Theegarten
Solingen-Weyer in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Emil Thiel
Solingen: Friedrichstrasse 24 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Rudolf Theis
Solingen: Kyffhäuserstrasse 16 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Theis Shear'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Theunissen
Solingen in 1932.
Brand name: 'Selmour', 'Theunissen'.
Razor-blade maker.

Tondeo Werk GmbH
Solingen: Höhscheider Weg 39-45 in 1983.
Safety-razor maker.

Alfred Treiber
Solingen: Bismarckstrasse 23 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Ernst Treiber
Solingen: Hasselstrasse 6 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Wilhelm Treu
Heidelberg: Neugasse 12.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Trophi-Rasierklingen GmbH
Köln-Kalk in 1932.
Brand name: 'Trophy'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Tückmantel & Martin
Ohligs bei Solingen in 1925 and 1928; Solingen-Ohligs, Am Rennpatt 23a in 1939.
Brand name: 'Tückmar'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.



Fritz Uellendahl

Solingen: Mangenbergerstrasse 191 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Elda', 'Reco'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Julius Uellendahl
Solingen (?) in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Julius Uellendahl Jun.
Solingen-Wald in 1932.
Brand name: 'Udahl'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Friedrich Velde

Solingen in 1922 and 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Artur Vetter
Solingen: Albrechtstrasse 19, Malteserstrasse 63 in 1939.
Brand names: 'DK', 'Oveso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Hugo Vetter
Solingen in 1922 and 1925.
Brand name: 'Huveso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Eduard Vitting
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Vogel
Solingen?
Brand names: 'Cara Braun', 'Cara FF'.
Razor-blade maker.

Artur Voos
Solingen-Ohligs: Kärntener Strasse 21 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

C. Arthur Voos
Solingen-Merscheid: Merscheider Busch 45 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Arvo'.
Razor-blade maker.

Franz Voos Jun.
Solingen in 1920 and 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Hans Voos
Solingen in 1920.
Razor-blade maker.

J. Voos D. Sohn
Solingen.
Brand name: 'Vierass'.
Razor-blade maker.

Julius Voos
Solingen: Maltheserstrasse [sic] 27 in 1939.
Open-blade razor maker.

Max Voos
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Paul Voos & Co.
Solingen: Augustastrasse 37 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Huveso', 'V E 0,06'.
Razor-blade maker.

Willy Voos
Solingen-Wald: Felderhof 7 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Daisy', 'Wivoso', 'Meisterklinge'.
Razor-blade maker.

Voos & Essers KG
Solingen: Klauberger Strasse 9a in 1939.
Brand names: 'Bengal', 'Hans Sachs', 'Huveso', 'Nip-Nip', 'Upsal'.
Razor-blade maker.

Gebrüder Voosholz
Wald bei Solingen in 1922 and 1925; Solingen-Wald, Schnepperter Strasse 14 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Geroso', 'Gevoso'.
Open-blade razor maker.

F.G. Voss
Solingen: Talstrasse 8 in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Oskar Voss
Solingen-Ohligs: Hacketäuerstrasse 2 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Parmasker'.
Razor-blade maker.



Heribert Wacker

Solingen: Kasinostrasse 84 in 1988.
Open-blade razor maker.

Karl Wacker
Solingen: Grünstrasse 53 in 1988.
Open-blade razor maker.

Richard Wagner
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Censor', 'Riwaso', 'Sanduhr', 'Zensor'.
Razor-blade maker.

Paul Waldmin
Solingen-Weyer: Weyerstrasse 220 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Maud'.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Peter Weber
Solingen-Ohligs: Forststrasse 45 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Eugen Weber & Altenbach KG
Solingen-Merscheid.
Brand names: 'Jowika', 'Schach Extra'.
Razor-blade maker.

Paul August Weck
Erfurt in 1932.
Brand names: 'Hexen', 'Rasier-Wunder'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

Gebrüder Weck
Solingen-Gräfrath in 1932.
Brand names: 'Telos', 'Telos Gold', 'Weck'.
Razor-blade maker.

Weinmann & Britz
Berlin SO. 16: Adalbertstrasse 61.
Brand name: 'Dewelo'.
Razors and/or razor blades.

A.B. Welter
Solingen: Nettelbeckstrasse 3.
Safety-razor maker.

Gebr. Wester
Solingen in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

H. Westhofen & Co.
Solingen-Wald: Wittkuller Strasse 7 in 1939.
Brand names: 'Herweco', 'Kon'. 'Rosemary'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Franz Weyand
Solingen in 1925.
Brand names: 'Alas-Wings', 'Bakara', 'Duro', 'Duro-Brilliant', 'Duro-Luxus', 'Faweyso', 'Jubilo', 'King Tut', 'Passe-Partout', 'Wey-Hand'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gottfried Weyersberg Söhne KG
Solingen in 1983.
Brand names: 'Baron', 'J. J. Bick Sohn Solingen'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Fr. Weyrauch & Kohl
Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand name: 'Weyko'.
Razor-blade maker.

E. Wieden & Co. AG
Solingen in 1922 and 1932.
Brand names: 'Kw-Privat', 'Kw-Privat-Gold', 'Lord', 'Mer', 'Sublim Luxus'.
Razor-blade maker.

Egon Wielpütz GmbH
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Gold-Stern'.
Razor-blade maker.

W. Wielpütz
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Prunus-Werk'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Gebrüder Wielpütz
Solingen-Ohligs in 1920 and 1925.
Safety-razor maker.

Eug. Wilbert
Solingen in 1925.
Open-blade razor maker.

Wilkinson Sword GmbH
Solingen: Schützenstrasse 110 in 1983 and 1988.
Open-blade razor, razor-blade and safety-razor maker.

Otto Willms
Solingen-Höhscheid: Berger Strasse 42 in 1939.
Brand name: 'Willott'. Open-blade razor maker.

Wilhelm Willms
Solingen in 1922.
Brand name: 'Owro'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Anton Wingen Jun.
Solingen in 1925 and 1939.
Brand name: 'Othello'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

M. Wirtz & Co., GmbH
Solingen-Wald in 1922.
Open-blade razor maker.

Kurt Reiner Witte GmbH & Co. KG
Solingen: Felderstrasse 41 in 1983.
Open-blade razor and safety-razor maker.

Rich. Witte
Solingen in 1925.
Brand name: 'Riwison'.
Open-blade razor maker.

Witte & Co.
Solingen-Höhscheid in 1922.
Brand name: 'Witte'.
Open-blade razor maker.

J. Wittebrock
Solingen: Kempen 8 in 1939.
Razor-blade maker.

Wolferts & Co.
Solingen-Landwehr in 1920.
Safety-razor maker.

Gebrüder Wolfertz
Solingen-Wald.
Brand name: 'Rotkäppchen'.
Razor-blade maker.

Otto & Richard Wolfertz GmbH
Solingen: Freiligrathstrasse 27.
Brand name: 'Guillotine'.
Razor-blade maker.

Wolfertz & Co.
Solingen in 1925 and 1928.
Open-blade razor maker.

Carl Wüsthof Gladiatorwerk AG
Solingen.
Brand names: 'Gladiator Extra', 'Wüsthof Exquisit'.
Razor-blade maker.

Ed. Wüsthof, Dreizackwerk
Solingen in 1925 and 1932.
Brand names: 'Dante', 'Draga', 'Dreizackwerk', 'Nuxia', 'Pactroc-Elite', 'Pactroc-Progress', 'Pactroc-Royal', 'Reflex', 'Titus', 'Trajan', 'Trident', 'Troc Pac-Progress' (see 1932), 'Yatagan'.
Open-blade razor and razor-blade maker.

Hubert Zapp
Solingen-Merscheid.
Safety-razor maker.

Hermann Zaiss
Solingen-Ohligs.
Brand name: 'Neo-Ras'.
Safety-razor maker.

Aug. Zimmermann
Solingen-Ohligs.
Safety-razor maker.

Zorlig-Werke
Frankfurt am Main.
Brand name: 'A-Z'.
Razors and/or razor blades.