With this exclusive model, a new chapter in the more than century old tradition of high end razors continues, with the use of powder metallurgical stainless Damascus for the blade of a straight razor. In a very complex and demanding process, 180 layers of Damascus steel are created by sintering the different materials to achieve the perfect material for the fine grind of the blade. The traditional hollow grind brings out the beautiful texture of the Damascus pattern perfectly. This blade, made with the latest technology available, harmonizes with the elegant handles, made of selected ebony. The dark color and the fine grain of the noble wood emphasize the elegance and classy appearance of this unique piece of craftsmanship. Featuring the historic Böker logo artfully inlaid in the scale, a detail which is rarely used on modern knives. This elegant Böker Damascus straight razor is handmade in 150 steps in the Böker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Delivered in historical packaging with a certificate of authenticity. Blade: 5/8″.
140407DAM 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.