04-08-2014, 11:26 AM
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Hello Gents, I'm unable to identify this razor and couldn't find any info about it. What are your opinions about this piece?

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 04-08-2014, 11:39 AM
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I never heard of this brand but it appears to be old. Also your thread says Dorco(which is a South Korean company that makes razors and blades). This razor you are featuring is spelled Dorko (Germany) which I believe is totally unrelated.

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 04-08-2014, 11:53 AM
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Yes you are right, sorry for the typo. It is definitely solingen, it says on the box.

(04-08-2014, 11:39 AM)slantman Wrote: I never heard of this brand but it appears to be old. Also your thread says Dorco(which is a South Korean company that makes razors and blades). This razor you are featuring is spelled Dorko (Germany) which I believe is totally unrelated.

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 04-08-2014, 12:36 PM
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  • Harvey
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IKOn Shavecraft #101 sure looks similar..OC/CC....

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 04-09-2014, 08:34 AM
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  • blzrfn
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I have a similar razor made by Emir, also from Germany. It is a pretty cool razor and gives a very nice shave.

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 04-09-2014, 09:01 AM
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Dorko was an old manufacturer from Solingen - the very same that made the Dorko straight razors.
They had several models of safety-razors - either if they were made by them or by a third-party company is up to discussion.

I was able to buy a NOS Dorko 440 model some time ago. But it is very different from that one, as it has some similarities with merkurs and other Solingen producers:

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Despite the similarities with Merkurs, the head geometry is quite different...

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 04-09-2014, 11:23 AM
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It looks like they are unique nowadays, there is not much (almost any) info about them on the net. As harvey mentioned that the base plate is the same as shavecraft. I think I'm gonna get a similar shave with shavecraft which I like very much.

It's condition is not good. Do you think it is worth to be replated ?

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 04-09-2014, 02:33 PM
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  • blzrfn
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You probably won't find anybody that will replate it as it is most likely pot metal, zinc or some other non-plating friendly metal (which is why it is common to find these razors in poor condition). If you do manage to get it replated please make sure to post up the results and contact info as I have some old German razors that could use a new coat as well.

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