Boker "Silver Steel" Straight Razor 3/4" Carbon Steel Blade, Buffalo Horn Handle - BO140501
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, this 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.
The modern edition of a classic piece from 1906. To improve cutting capability, real silver was added to the blade steel, which gave this razor its name, "Silver Steel." Even today, the structure of the blade surface is refined by the addition of silver, which improves the shaving result significantly. The carbon steel blade has the traditional "French Point," and the blade spine boasts eye-catching engraving in a floral pattern. The handle scales are made of authentic buffalo horn. Each piece is serialized and comes in a historical box with certificate of authenticity. The so called tapered hollow point of this blade can only be ground by highly experienced experts. Blade size: 3/4".
One of the older steel Capitals of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.