Posted April 4, 2010 by Howard
Boker Stainless Steel Straight Razor Olive Wood Handle
This is the first “stainless steel” razor that Boker has made in the 140 year history of the company. Why is stainless in quotes? That is because the blade is technically “rust-resistant”. Using 100% stainless steel would give you a worthless blade, so you actually use a blade that is mostly stainless steel. All that really matters is that this razor won’t rust up on you when you put it away a little wet!
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the information from Boker, Germany:
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 halt. Today, an original Boker catalog from 1906 is the oldest document in our archives showing 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 referred to as “axes” by the experts.
This is the first straight razor with a corrosion resistant blade in the Boker Manufaktur, a practical and appealing novelty. The universal size of 5/8″ meets all demands, and the corrosion resistant blade makes care and maintenance easier. The specially selected olive wood handle gives this razor an extraordinary strength. Delivered in historical packaging with a certificate of authenticity. Made in Solingen, Germany.