Bismarck 4 Razor

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  1. Robert Vella

    Robert Vella Member

    Hi, I purchased a Bismarck 4 razor, anyone knows an approximate date of manufacture?
     

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  2. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Bismarck Razor works were founded in 1892 and were purchased by Dovo (Fritz Bracht) in 1957. The bolsters would likely place it somewhere in the 1920s to early 30’s. Maybe someone else will chime in with more info.


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  3. Robert Vella

    Robert Vella Member

    Thanks a lot
     
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

  5. Robert Vella

    Robert Vella Member

    Thanks
     
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  6. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Honed a Number of Vintage Bismarks..They are Lovely Shavers..The Price of Em is Going Up..Quite Sought After by Some..:happy088:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
  7. B Wade

    B Wade Well-Known Member

    Are people hunting for the Bismarks specifically or the Fritz Bracht time period Dovos?
     
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  8. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Dunno about Hunting Em..But when Nice Condition Ones Come Up they Tend to Fetch a Decent Price..A Lot of Bismarks went to Japan & Getting Imported Back in..Fritz Bracht Ones Tend to be Found More in Europe..They are Lovely SRs an All..Built Like Panzer Tanks..:)

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  9. Robert Vella

    Robert Vella Member

    Thanks a lot
     
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  10. Robert Vella

    Robert Vella Member

    I bought two Bismarcks, both from Japan
     
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  11. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    I love my vintage Bismark’s .Great German steel with almost perfect grind .They hone in a jiffy and shave awesome.
     
  12. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Those scales are pretty common on 1920-1930-ish razors and with the badge on the scales they would seem to be original. Between the wars is probably a good bet. It should be a fine razor.

    Cheers, Steve
     
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  13. Robert Vella

    Robert Vella Member

    Thanks Steve, much appreciated.
     
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