Boker 140611 Silver Steel Straight Razor
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.
The new Silver Steel 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 ridged surface for safe handling. On this new version, the scales are crafted of a white synthetic material, which is resistant to moisture and humidity. The ivory-like appearance contributes to the exclusive, classic style, along with the classic blade etching and authentic Boker stamp. 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. Each is serial numbered.