As many of you already know, the Herkenrath Company founded the Ben Hur Rasiermesser-Fabrik (a German razor and blade manufacturer) and began producing Ben Hur razors, both straights and DE's, and also DE blades. The brand name may have been influenced by the Lew Wallace's 1908 book of the same title -- although it is ironic that a German company would have chosen this name, Ben Hur was a Jewish prince who became a famous charioteer champion. The Apollo brand name was also registered by the Herkenrath Company and was the more popular brand name found on their DE razors, incouding slants and adjustables. Here are a few recently acquired Ben Hurs, a rarely seen Bakelite model, a conventional flat and the less commonly seen slanted Ben Hur. The Ben Hur polishing cloth was a nice touch -- found with some of these fine razors. The finish on these beauties is like new -- no pitting or corrosion on these chrome plated razors. Just like new, but likely from the early 1950s, possibly even pre-WWII. Preserved in someone's bureau and finally seeing the light of day.