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Boker Tree Brand Green Canvas Micarta Straight Razor 4/8" Carbon Blade

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Part Number: BO140532
Manufacturer: Boker Knives
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BO140532: Tree Brand Green Canvas Micarta Straight Razor
Boker

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.

Tree Brand Green Canvas Micarta

For many years, canvas Micarta has been a well established and approved material for handles of sporting and outdoor knives. Generally, Micarta is a compound material, consisting of fabric and epoxy. To produce Micarta, many layers of the medium (canvas) are immersed in epoxy. When hardened, it can be ground in the appropriate shape, and the typical structure of the basic material comes out in a beautiful way. The handle scales of the razor model "Tree Brand" are made of the very popular green canvas Micarta. Canvas Micarta does not only have an appealing look, it also offers a lot of advantages in use. This material is extremely rugged and provides a very secure and comfortable grip, even with wet hands. The compact 4/8" blade is made of the best Solingen razor steel (high edge retention, non-stainless) and provides perfect handling, even for professional use, with the traditional hollow grind. Also features historical etching and authentic Boker stamp on the blade. Made completely by hand in the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Comes in historical packaging with a certificate of authenticity.
Made in Germany
Made in Germany
The original steel Capital of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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5 out of 5
Zafer
California
Aug 13, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Very nice SR if you prefer smaller blades
I do like bigger blades, 6/8th and 7/8th - but this 4/8 with the micarta scales was a surprise. It is very well made and a great shaver. I actually prefer shaving with this one to the only 5/8th I have (a Ralf Aust), though I ordered the 5/8th version of this Tree brand with micarta scales after using this particular one couple of times. The micarta scales are very nice and superb compared to plastic scales. It does not come truly shave ready, so you should at least strop it good prior to shaving (my first shave with it was out of the box, and this is why I am saying it is not shave ready out of the box, you can - but it pulls a little ;) Knife Center's online ordering system is fast, secure, mobile ready and their customer service (based on a recent experience of mine) is outstanding. I recommend this SR and if available - ordering from KC - their price beats others most of the time.
5 out of 5
David T
Elmhurst, NY
Dec 15, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Boker Tree Green Micarta 4/8"
A great razor for the daily shave that requires good handling skills and rewards you for your dexterity.
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