Trivia on Straight Razors: Razors were used in ancient Egypt and subsequently wherever shaving was in fashion. Between 1740 and 1830 razors were sometimes marked warranted or cast steel to note the type of material. The metal razor used in America until about 1870 was made in Sheffield, England. After 1870, machine-made hollow-ground razors were made in Germany or America. Plastic or bone handles were popular. The razor was often sold in a set of seven, one for each day of the week. The set was often kept by the barber who shaved the well-to-do man each day in the shop
.The Genco Co, Gold Seal Geneva Cutlery,Geneva, N.Y.. would make a Great addition to your collection or could be put into your rotation. . This Truly is a Beautiful Razor, and a Wonderful piece of History. Here is some history about the company that I found. GENEVA CUTLERY CO. Geneva, New York 1902-1935 By 1912, the largest US manufacturer of razors. In 1928, firm reorganized as Geneva Cutlery Inc. Purchased by WR Case in 1935 sold razors under the "GENCO" trademark.
This is a Genko, Folding, Riveted Blade Guard, Ivory Celluloid Handles Closed, it measures out at 6 1/4" In Really Great Shape!!!