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.
This exquisite piece 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.
All straight razors we sell are fully shave ready. This razor was then given a JNat finish, on an Ozuku Mizu Asagi Lv 5++ stone (above 16,000 grit). We put straight razors through a water stone progression to 5,000 grit, followed by Botan, Tenjyou, Mejiro and Koma Asano-stamped Mikawa Shiro nagura, and finally the ultra-fine Tomo nagura on our JNat. JNats (Japanese natural stones) are known for the exceptionally comfortable shave they provide. It’s been fully stropped, sanitized with alcohol, coated with a thin film of Dovo paraffin oil, and is ready to shave as soon as you remove it from the package. Carefully wipe the oil from the blade with a tissue and it’s ready to use.
Important: Due to the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens, potential honing damage and scuffs and corrosion resulting from daily use, we cannot accept returns of new straight razors.