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    Hey,

    Does anyone has information about these two razors?

    Thanks!
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    Well the first razor "acier forge" means forged steel in french but the razor is from belgium because Gembloux is in Belgium.
    the other i dont know!!

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    Hey there

    +1 to what martin said, I will add that 150 KAWA means bitter fish in maori. I know this doesn't help any but I promise you I have been looking at this since you posted it and will continue to look

    Carl

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    Thanks! I know, I've been searching and searching but for now notting found!

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    The KAWA one could be named for the maker, eg KArl WAcker (father of Heribert), possibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Miller View Post
    The KAWA one could be named for the maker, eg KArl WAcker (father of Heribert), possibly.

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    Woudnt that be sweet!

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    That would be very sweet, if I saw the proof : )

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    No proof at all, sadly, but then the idea was that it "KAWA" was formed from the elements of two names (one persons name or the surnames of two partners) - it could equally well be KArl WAgner.

    'Karl Wacker' seems to be a fairly common name in Germany - there is even a Karl Wacker school that was built in memory of professor Karl Wacker, a great educator (pre-dated Heribert Wacker's dad Karl by a bit!) and they have an annual sports award called (surprise surprise!) the KAWA Cup!

    I have seen - and owned - a number of KAWA razors, so they must have been quite popular - strange that there is not any info online about the company.

    'KAWA' of course could have a valid meaning as a word in its own right. I believe it means 'coffee' in some places and is also a Polish name derived from a hero of the same name and it means 'great' or 'mighty'.

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    Indeed, very strange that there is so little information about it, it would help to know how old it is, but it's absolutely a step in the right direction!

    Thanks!

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