As a tag-on to this thread I thought I would share a recent "discovery" made while using one of my wife's scissors. When we first visited Solingen in 1983, we were introduced to several people that were part of the manufacture, finishing processes and sale of the cutlery of Carl Schlieper. One of the gentlemen that we were introduced to was responsible for "Domestic" sales of several components of the cutlery, meaning Germany and all of Europe. He presented my wife with a pair of nice scissors as a gift and she has treasured and used those scissors since. While cruising through the kitchen at our house this past weekend I saw those scissors laying on the counter and something caught my eye. Stamped on one of the scissor blades was the straight line Carl Schlieper logo, and on the other blade was stamped "Korium". Remembering this thread and the questions posed as to a possible link between Schlieper and the name Korium, I thought I would pass the along the info. The same questions are still out there as to the nature of the link but it seems that there was perhaps at one time a portion of the cutlery, or perhaps a specific customer or market to which the Korium products were directed. The mystery continues.