It’s quite possible you have not heard about Frederick, Richard, and Otto Kampfe despite their innovations and success in the shaving industry. The three brothers immigrated to the United States from Saxony Germany. The two youngest brothers immigrated in 1872, shortly after the end of the Franco-Prussian war. It is not known when the oldest brother, Frederick, immigrated to the United States. It’s possible that at the time the brother immigrated that they had already spent several years as apprentice cutlers in Germany. After coming to the United States, they settled in New York City and started a cutlery business.