Boker The Celebrated Straight Razor 5/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Extra Hollow Ground, Olive Wood Handles - 140327
BO140327: The Celebrated Olive Straight Razor
BOKER STRAIGHT RAZORS
Demanding craftsmanship is one of Boker's 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.
THE CELEBRATED OLIVE
This is a modern version of one of the most famous models in the history of Boker straight razors, dating back to 1906. The 5/8" carbon steel blade (non-stainless) has extraordinary edge retention, and features a special hollow grind, executed by Boker's master craftsmen. The handsome handles are crafted of a lively grained olive wood. This model is refined with the classic Boker tree symbol which is delicately inserted into the wooden handle. The blade back features additional artistic decoration in the form of fine ornaments. Completely made by hand in the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Delivered in historical packaging, with a certificate of authenticity.
One of the older steel Capitals of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.