Boker Straight Razors have been manufactured since 1869 in Solingen, Germany. World War II was a difficult time for the company and production came to a halt. Fortunately, it did not mean the end for this company, thanks to an old document that was preserved. They were able to pick up the old tradition once again and produce some of the finest knives and razors in the world. They are committed to only providing the highest quality products, something we can vouch for having handled thousands of these. Taking the time to shave with a straight razor, not only slows you down to enjoy the process, but it also leaves your face feeling clean and closely shaven. The process of caring for these razor may feel overwhelming to some, but even this part of the ritual is enjoyed by many.