With this fascinating straight razor a new chapter in the more than a century old tradition of high end Böker straight razors begins. For the first time, they are using powder metallurgical stainless Damascus for the blade this 5/8’’ 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 original handle scales from the 1930’s, a special synthetic material with an ivory-like structure, which is very flexible and water resistant. It shows a historic Böker logo artfully inlayed in the scale, a detail which is rarely used on modern knives. This new Böker Damascus straight razor is handmade in 150 steps in the Böker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany, and is strictly limited to 500 pieces worldwide. Delivered in a wooden presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
140600DAM 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.