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Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales

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$159.99
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SKU SR-BOK-140512-NH
  • Gorgeous, carbon steel straight razor
  • 6/8" full hollow grind
  • Faux tortoise scales

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.

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SP
08/21/2017
Stephen P.
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Need a blast from the past.

Sorry guys, this is a very good razor; however, it's just screaming for jimps. I can only speak for myself but in my opinion, jimps simply make my razor easier to hold, MUCH easier to hold, whether dry or wet. If the jimps on both sides return, I will purchase this razor; otherwise not.

D
03/26/2017
Don
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My first straight razor.

I can be picky. Long ago, I grew tired of electric "razors". And then I grew tired of shelling out dough for cartridges with blades that barely felt as sharp as my pocket knife. My safety razor with Wilkinson Sword blades was better. But, something drew me to finally getting a straight razor. I collect knives and don't mind honing them. So, I shopped a bit, and settled on this one. I bought it about a month ago and have used it three times. I have never used one before, only watched videos on how it should be done. But it was far easier than I could have expected. If you purchase it as "honed", you get one of the sharpest things on the planet, I swear. It fits the hand nicely, so that makes things a bit easier. The blade is flawless, literally. I can do a hanging-hair test on it and watch the hair fall to pieces *every* time. But, the proof being in the pudding, I tried it on my wiry stubble. I could hear it taking off whiskers, but I sure didn't have to push. I'm stropping it before each use, and I bought a 4000/8000 stone for when the time comes, but for now - it just whisks the hair right off. I am extremely pleased with this one. You have to use care and proper technique, and respect its sharpness, but that should go without saying. I honestly can't tell if straight razors are just easier to use than I thought, or whether the quality of the razor contributes much to the ease-of-use. Either way, I'm happy with this razor, wish I hadn't waited so long, and will be telling friends about this retailer too.

JG
09/07/2016
Jeff g.
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Excellent Razor

Just purchased a Boker for the first time. This is a pretty impressive blade to begin with. The steel is superb, It is well balanced, fits perfectly into your hand, and is just a marvel to admire. The shave of course is outstanding as would be expected from any razors that are from Solingen Germany. The price is well within reason, and this will make a fine addition to anyones razor collection. I give this razor 5*stars for, Appearance, functionality, looks and design, and price range. Well worth your investment!

K
02/17/2016
Kyle

I just used this razor

I just used this razor and cannot be happier! This razor gave me my best shave yet, and slices through facial hair like a hot knife through butter! Whoever the honemeister at west coast shaving is should have his hands blessed by the Pope! Thank you very much west coast shaving!

ES
02/08/2016
eric s.

too expensive

too ****** expensive