KABESO RAZOR WORKS ~ Solingen Germany 1917 - 1954+
This Straight razor was forged in Solingen and is 11/16"" by 3" and is shave ready.
The metal has minor staining.
The sort after three pin scales with bolsters are very nice but do have a very slight bend to them. The blade movement itself is just a little stiff and consequently closes a little off centre but does not hit the scales.
Blade Width: 11/16"
Blade Length: 3"
"60 KABESO RAZOR WORKS" on the Tang on one side, with SOLINGEN Made in GERMANY on the other.
Model Number: 60
1930's....is a best guess
Translucent celluloid scales, brass bolsters
Kabeso Stahl- und Metallwarenfabrik ~ Solingen Germany
CF Becker | Karl Becker Solingen (KABESO)
Stahl is German for Steel.
Very difficult to find any accurate information about Kabeso Stahl but there is information linking them to Karl Becker and thoughts are that the first two letters make up the KABESO name.
CF Becker / Karl Becker Solingen (KA-BE-SO)
History of Solingen.
Solingen craftsmen made swords and daggers in the Middle Ages and are now better known for knives, razors and cutlery. There is evidence that the Cutlery industry existed from the beginning of the 14th Century. According to tradition, workers from Damascus, the ancient home of fine blade weapons, settled there about the middle of the twelfth century.
Known as the "City of Blades" Solingen is also a city of rivers, providing early hydro-powered factory tooling to achieve exceptional levels of uniformity and quantity unmatched in world of cutlery. Only blades forged from Steel in Solingen could bare the SOLINGEN name.
The most important producing centres in England and Germany were Sheffield and Solingen respectively. The historic centres of French production are Thiers, Nogent and Chatellerault. In the United States the cutlery industry was centred largely in New England and New York where English and German immigrant cutlers first began production.