Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hi everybody. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I own a lot of different knives and multitool knifes (Swiss army knives). I was a scout when I grew up, so I quickly learned I needed a good multitool knife . But now to the point. Yesterday I found something I have never seen before. I have been trying for the last 5 hours to figure this one out. Its bugging me that I am coming up short What I found, is a tool kit of some kind from Rich A Herder Solingen in Germany. I have also found lots of knives, Swiss Army Multi tools and bajonets from the same company. I wonder if this is actually a promotion kit for that. Especially because it looks like it has never been used. The other logo on the other tool, says: Suh WK DRG. From what I have been able to figure out, that logo is Freiderich Herder also from Solingen. The anker dates to 1914-1918 from what I can tell. From what I have also been able to gather, it looks like the logo in the Rich A Herder dates from 1897-1916 + 1937-1940. So I think this dates to 1914-1916. But I am hoping somebody will be able to tell me more about this. This is all I have found out: Richard Abraham Herder, another branch of the great Herder family was formed to manufacture cutlery and tools. Was in business sice 1884, registered 19th November 1884, Solingen, Rathausstrasse 20-22. Since 1885 - R. Herder Since 1916 - Richard Abr Herder Since 1936 - Richard Abr Herder AG. "Richard Abr. Herder AG, Stahlwarenfabrik, Solingen. The Herder Company was founded in 1884 and the family owned the company until it was sold in 1972. The company was one of the most well-known cutlery companies and over the years they produced a variety of knives, razors, scissors, tools, and hammers. They also produced Leverlocks most of which are stamped: ‘Rich. A. Herder Solingen’, ‘Rich. A. Herder Solingen Rostenit’, and ‘Rich. A. Herder Solingen Rostfrei’." "Herder knives are, and have been, very popular in the Netherlands. The oldest of the Herders, J�rgen Herder, made swords in 1623, and from 1650 onwards also knives for general use to be sold mainly in the Netherlands, and from there to the East Indies etc. A couple of well known names (in order of "commonness", in the Netherlands, IMO): Friedr. Herder Abr. Sohn (ace of spades), Rich. A. Herder (ace of diamonds), H. Herder (ace of spades in a box), Herder & Sohn (diogenes), Robert Herder (windmill). All make traditional German work and/or kitchen knives. Friedrich and Richard (at least) also make slipjoints. I've seen all these brands recently, either in a shop or on the internet. I don't know how many still have their own factory though"