The name “Wiener Schaber” refers to this particular straight razor shape, usually 4/8” width, which stands out through its elegant and fluent lines. It was used in the barber shops in the first half of the 20th century to work on the contours of the beard, or for a “post shaving.” It also doubles as a perfect straight razor for daily shaving, with its sleek and delicate shape. It is characterized by a short blade and the French point, and the edge that leads into a smooth radius to end in the tang. This feature gives the Wiener Schaber its own unique appearance. The blade is made of classic carbon steel (non-stainless) with an extremely fine grain. Manufactured by hand in the Böker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Includes a certificate of authenticity and historical packaging.
140303 Straight Razor
Since the beginning of the Böker manufacturing plant in 1869, high quality straight razors were produced in Solingen, Germany. At that time, they were 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 Böker straight razors an impeccable international reputation. After World War II, the manufacturing of straight razors gradually came to a stop. Today, an original Böker catalog from 1906 is the oldest document in our archives about 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 Böker 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.