We bought this razor with a job lot of WW2 German soldiers equipment the Jack boots are also listed on our site.
“Zwilling” (German for “Twin”) was founded on the 13th of June, 1731 by the German knife-maker Peter Henckels. The logo was registered with the Cutlers’ Guild of Solingen, making Zwilling one of the earliest examples of a trademarked company. In 1771 Peter’s son, Johann Abraham Henckels (1771-1850) – the later namesake of the company – was born.
- A. Henckels opened the first trading outlet in 1818 in Berlin, opening a shop in New York City in 1883 and followed a year later by Vienna. The company exhibited its products at the 1851 Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Great Britain, being awarded an international knifesmithing medal.
I can confirm that it still works and my girlfiend has offered to use it on me.
Although a little tarnished the edge has no knicks in it and is still very sharp.
The box is a bit tattered as in the pictures. The script on the box and blade are both clearly legible.