Boker 140512 Silver Steel Tortoise
Since the beginning of the Boker manufacturing plant in 1869, high quality straight razors were produced in Solingen, Germany. At that time, they 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 their 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 new edition of a classic razor from the Böker product range of the beginning of the last century. In order to enhance the cutting properties, the blade steel contained real silver at the time and was called "Silver Steel". Thanks to the employment of real silver, the surface structure of the blade was clearly enhanced and as a result, the cutting performance of the razor was remarkably improved. The non stainless but high-performing 6/8' blade of carbon steel has a pronounced hollow ground and the remarkably smoothed out blade spine features a grooved thumb rest for particularly safe handling. Includes handle scales in classical tortoise shell look. The precious appearance of this partially translucent material creates the unique and elegant impression of this razor. This razor blade is manufactured by hand in over 120 individual operations in the Böker Knife Manufactory in Solingen. Delivered with individual serial number and certificate of authenticity. Comes in a historical collector's box.