The world's leading manufacturer of double edge razors and blades. Founded in 1896 by Emil Hermes, who registered the Roman name Merkur (messenger of the gods) instead of Hermes, as the trademark, due to the fact there were already steel companies with the Hermes name in Solingen. For more than 120 years, Merkur Solingen have been producing razors of the finest quality. Combining precision engineering, superior materials and meticulous craftsmanship, Merkur razors have been built to stand the test of time and deliver years of unmatched service. Made in Solingen, Germany.
In 1996 the Merkur company was taken over by the larger Dovo company and it has played an important role in the re-emergence of Dovo as one of the world’s leading razor companies.