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    Hey Guys (and gals), check out this Genco I got today!

    It's a Henry's Triumph with some fancy gold wash on the blade.
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    I have a Genco Gold Seal with gold on the tang and spine, but I was wondering if anybody else had any fancy Geneva cutlery razors.

    I was under the impression they only made the utilitarian razors, but I guess I was wrong!

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    She's a looker!!!! Congrats and enjoy...
    Having Fun Shaving

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    Quote Originally Posted by joke1176 View Post
    I was under the impression they only made the utilitarian razors, but I guess I was wrong!
    Ditto. I have only seen plain Jane Gencos. That thing is an surprising beauty!

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    Nice razor. I do like American iron
    Who was Henry? What was his Triumph?
    I have a Rodgers with Walker & Worsley's Triumph engraved on the blade.
    I wonder what all these Triumph's were?
    I've searched to no avail so far, I have not been triumphant
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    Yeah, I don't know what triumph they are referring to. I have a "Henry's X", does that mean it was a screw up compared to the "Henry's Triumph"?

    I know the Geneva razors shave great, so is that the triumph they are referring to?

    Perhaps "Henry" won some razor maker's contest, or got lucky the night before, and decided to celebrate with this razor...


    Hey littlesilverbladefromwale, maybe we should get the triumphs together and have some sort of "There can be only one" Highlander-style shave challenge.
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    What, a club for razors with Triumph in the name or etching?
    Good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlesilverbladefromwale View Post
    Nice razor. I do like American iron
    Who was Henry? What was his Triumph?
    I have a Rodgers with Walker & Worsley's Triumph engraved on the blade.
    I wonder what all these Triumph's were?
    I've searched to no avail so far, I have not been triumphant
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    Probably a 650. Twin carb with open megaphone silencers. Belonged to Henry. Surely a Bonneville! Maybe he rode round on it waving the razor like Genghis Khan or Attila the Hun!

    Seriously (if 'twere possible!) I think they commemorated show prizes at exhibitions etc. The name 'Henry' is mentioned in Genco history - could be he was one of their bladesmiths?

    And just where did you get that, LSBFW??

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    A car boot sale. 1
    The blade is a good 6/8+ Scales were knackered though. I might need some nice black ones off you for it when I get some cash again.
    I got my Genco from you though. A real beauty. Damn sharp little razor-yes it still is very keen
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    blueprinciple got me thinking, I did a GIS for geneva cutlery and Henry and came up with a few things.

    Here's an old article that calls out a H. L. Henry of Geneva Cutlery Works (right side of page)

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...CF&oref=slogin

    And this google book result mentions that name and a few other Henry's

    A History of Ontario County, New ... - Google Book Search

    Henry, Henry everywhere!

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