Boker Straight Razor 5/8" 180 Layer Damascus Blade Presentation/Gift Box - BO140500DAM
Since the beginning of the Boker manufacturing plant in 1869, high quality straight razors were produced in Solingen, Germany. At that time, Boker was already focused on the usage of nothing less than the best in materials, and it was of the utmost importance to maintain the highest production standards available. With that background, the success came quickly, and this gave Boker straight razors an impeccable international reputation. After World War II, the manufacturing of straight razors gradually came to a stop. Today, an original Boker catalog from 1906 is the oldest document in Boker's archives about the razor blade product line of that time. More than 100 years later, a new lineup is being manufactured in Solingen, reviving the old tradition. Through 170 individual production steps, the new and exclusive Boker straight razors are created. A guarantor for the highest quality is the successful "finger nail test." Only the edge of a perfectly ground blade can be visibly bent on your thumbnail and returns immediately to its original shape when released. Cheap blades are too thick to do this, and for that reason they are referred to as "axes" by the experts.
Boker Damascus Straight Razor
The long tradition of high class Damascus knives is continued with this edition of the straight razor. At the same time, Boker is setting a new technical standard. Thus far, almost no one has dared to produce a Damascus straight razor with more than 180 layers. In the standard forging process, there is a great risk that different layers of steel are exposed at the very fine edge of the blade, thus creating a "micro saw" on the cutting edge. Boker's Damascus forgers have solved this problem and are forging the Boker Damascus blades with more than 300 layers of high quality carbon steels. The layers in the center are paralleled for precisely built cutting edge, which gives a perfect shaving result. The blade steel guarantees a very high hardness without the danger of chipping. The handle scales are the original Boker handles from the 1930's. It is a special synthetic material with an ivory structure, which is both flexible and waterproof. The classic Boker Tree logo inlay adorns the handle. The Boker Damascus Straight Razor is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide. Delivered with maintenance instructions and a certificate of authenticity in a wooden collectors case. Blade size 5/8"
The original steel Capital of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.