Ready to go truly old-school? Ready to shave like your ancestors? Ready for Boker? This gorgeous straight razor is all you're looking for in "cut-throat" shaving. Throw-back scales, classic design, and hand-finished blade: Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.
This masterpiece of a blade is a 6/8" carbon steel with extra full hollow ground singing, the thinnest made. Boker prides itself on its "fingernail 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 in no axe! The silver steel imprinted on the blade is a reference to the days when silver was actually included in the blade to improve its qualities. Manufactured in more than 120 steps, by hand, in the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany, this grooming tool is an investment in an exceptional shave. Please note: file jimps are no longer present on either side of the tang.
The handle (scales) of this utensil are a faux tortoise look for a retro feel. Packaged in historical packaging with a certificate of authenticity. Serial numbered.
- Size: 6/8"
- Material: Carbon steel
- Grind: Extra full hollow ground singing
- Scales: Faux tortoise
- Markings: Etched Silver Steel and Heinr Boker & Co
Most straight razors are not pre-sharpened from the factory. You can choose to have your razor honed by our honemeister and delivered to you shave ready or left unhoned. Just select your choice from the dropdown menu.
Made in Germany.