The Bokers, a German
family, was involved with tools and weapons making as
far back as late 16th century. Their name, originally
spelled Böker, became known throughout the world for
superb cutlery products, originated in the Solingen
brothers Heinrich and Robert Boker established their
business in Remscheid and begun production of sabers.
The enterprise expended rapidly and Boker brothers
branched out into small tools and hardware.
In 1837, Hermann Boker, the third brother, emigrated to
New York and founded the H. Boker & Co., one of the oldest
names in the American cutlery industry.