Boker Damascus Black Straight Razor 5/8" Blade, Synthetic Handles - 140513DAM
BO140513DAM: Boker Damascus Black Straight Razor
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.
A truly elegant straight razor, with a Damascus blade and durable synthetic handles, featuring the historic Boker Tree Logo, beautifully inlayed. The middle layers of the Boker Damascus are paralleled, to provide a perfectly smooth edge. Due to this method, more than 300 layers of high quality carbon steel (not stainless) are welded to create the Damascus blade, resulting in a blade steel of impressive hardness and extreme sharpness, without the risk of breakage. This exclusive Damascus straight razor is manufactured by hand, in a process of 150 steps, in the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Comes with a certificate of authenticity, in a handsome wooden box. Blade size: 5/8". Item No. 140513DAM.
One of the older steel Capitals of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
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