I’ve seen a handful of old-line German makers with a shoulderless grind labeled “136” on the tang. Similar to how a bunch of makers have a model “14” that all seem ground from the same dimension blank forgings. I’m guessing those shoulderless 136s pre-date the JR Torrey model by a few decades.
Yeah there are a few examples of near-universal adoption of a numbering system for certain profiles, with individual companies having their own unique twist or tweaks. Probably the most common is the #14. Everyone on here would probably assume if I said I love my #14, it must be either a Filarmonica or a Koraat. Most people also assume the Koraat 14 2.0 is a unique and new design with the bellied hollow grind. I’ve got a Filly 14 and a Boker 14 and I’m always on the lookout for a deal on a Henckels 14. I’m 95% sure my Boker 14 is older than the Filly, and it has nearly exactly the narrower bevel angle, more rounded spine cross section, and bellied hollow grind that are all the features people love in new Koraats. I’m not trying to be accusatory or say there’s anything wrong with a modern reproduction, but IMO the Koraat looks much more like a Boker 14 revival than a modified homage to Filly like people seem to think on here.I wondered about why it wasn't My 136 or The 136 or just 136.
My understanding from the gentleman who began this thread and is way into the Torrey razors is Our 136 means ours as in Torrey's. Other companies may have a 136 but this one is Our 136.
I suppose it could have been called the Torrey 136.
Interesting to hear in an earlier comment about the standard shape other companies also called the 136. There's so much I don't know about straights.