Boker Silver Steel Straight Razor 6/8" Carbon Steel Blade, White Micarta Handles - 140511
BO140511: Boker Silver Steel White Micarta Straight Razor
Boker Straight Razors
Since the beginning of the Boker manufacturing plant in 1869, high quality straight razors were produced in Solingen, Germany. At that time, we were 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 our 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 refered to as "axes" by the experts.
Silver Steel White Micarta
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 white Micarta. The ivory-like appearance 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. 140511.
One of the older steel Capitals of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.