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Boker Arbolito Straight Razor, 5/8 Inch Carbon Steel Blade, Synthetic Handles, 140519. High quality cutlery from Solingen, with the familiar tree logo, has maintained a reputation of excellence for generations. Products from the Boker knife manufactory under the brand Arbolito (Spanish for little trees), remain under high demand as well. This straight razor, Boker Arbolito, signifies quality. The moisture resistant synthetic handles are decorated with marquetry, expertly placed by hand. The 5/8 inch blade, from the finest Solingen steel (non-stainless), dons the traditional Spanish milled head. This unique razor is manufactured in more than 120 steps, by hand, in the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Delivered in historical packaging with a certificate of authenticity. Serial numbered. Item No. 140519.
Boker Straight Razors:
Demanding craftsmanship is one of our traditions in the Boker knife manufactory, where a maximum of dexterity is necessary - like when shaving by hand. A perfect shave needs, before anything else, one thing - a perfect razor.
Since the beginnings of the Boker Manufactory in 1869, high quality straight razors were made in Solingen. Even in these early days, the focus was set on high end materials and perfect handmade quality and craftsmanship. Soon this strategy gained success, and Boker straight razors became well known. After the second World War, the production of straight razors was ended internationally, due to destruction of the plant by allied bombing.
Today, an original Boker catalog from 1906 is the oldest document in the company's archives about the lineup of straight razors of that time. More than 100 years later, a new series of straight razors is handmade in the Solingen Manufactory and revives the old tradition.
A quality check for every straight razor is the so called thumb nail test. Only perfectly ground razor edges can be bent on the back of your thumb nail and return to their normal shape afterwards.
Start the day with a true masterpiece - a straight razor from Boker.
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