Böker or Boker?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Primotenore, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I have two Boker razors. There is no umlaut over the 'O'. I just saw a BST thread with the name "Böker" stamped into the tang. What's up? Two different companies? I am confused.
    Anyone have an explanation?
    Thanks,
     
  2. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

  3. Primotenore

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  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    The umlaut is found in the company logo.
     
  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Hmm, I have several Bokers, i just never paid that much attention to the "O". I guess I need to look at them.
     
  6. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    It was originally, Blucher, Frau Blucher.

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  7. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Why do I all of the sudden hear horses??
     
  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

  9. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    There are some differences in the languages..
    In Germany they have the following:

    Ü, Ä and Ö

    In Sweden we also have:

    Å but not Ü

    To explain the pronunciation is perhaps not that easy...

    Ü is exactly the same as Y in German.

    Å is actually a combination of A+O
    Ä = A+E
    Ö= O+E

    Easy!



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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Danke, aber ich spreche fließig Deutsch. Ich habe gefragt, weil manche Rasiermessern "Boker" OHNE umlaut graviert haben, anstatt "Böker", der echte Name des Gesellschaften.
     
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  11. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Bitte mein Herr, ich dachte das Sie aus der USA war. Deswegen habe ich das erklärt.
    Mit freundlichen Grüßen
    Hasse


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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I'm pretty sure I just read that with a Dutch accent.:shocked003:
     
  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Keine Sorge. Ich bitte um Entschuldiging. Ich habe "fleissig" falsch buchstabiert. :happy097:
     
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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    :happy097::happy102::happy108:
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Und ich bin aus dem USA. Hier gibt's Menschen, die mehrsprachig sind. :)
     
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  16. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Ich bin aus Schweden, ich habe mein Deutsch von meine Mutter. Sie ist aus Mecklenburg vor Pommern. Ich verstehe und spreche auch gut Dänisch, Norwegisch und ein bisschen Finnisch und Italienisch.


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  17. Primotenore

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    Ich mag meine Schwedische Bekannten. :) Glad att ha dig här på Shave Den.
     
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  18. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Tack så mycket!
    The same to you.


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  19. The Fox

    The Fox Well-Known Member

    As it turns out, I just bought a new Böker. On the razor itself, it has the umlaut, but it's so faint, it wouldn't show in a picture. But the box makes it pretty clear.

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  20. gzp

    gzp Well-Known Member

    I was curious and checked, there's a company history online for Boker USA, same family founded companies in different countries, gets a little convoluted but impressive how they have managed to survive:

    https://www.bokerusa.com/history
     
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