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Boker Silver Steel Straight Razor, 6/8 Inch Carbon Steel Blade, Tortoise Handles, 140512. This edition commemorates a classic in the Boker straight razor product line, that goes back to the very beginning of the last century. To improve the performance, the blade steel actually included real silver and was called Silver Steel. The 6/8 carbon steel blade shows a very disinctive hollow grind. The unique rounded blade back has a ribbed surface for safe handling. On this new version, the scales are crafted of elegant classic faux Tortoise Shell. The classic tortoise shell look contributes to the exclusive, classic style. This 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. 140512.
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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