3/8'' Straight Razor, Black
This extra sleek model with⅜” blade is recommended for work on contours, and for the daily shave of a skilled user. The long blade is lightly hollow ground, smoothly inward, providing an elegant shape while allowing easy maneuvering in critical areas, and enabling a precise shave – additionally supported by the straight line of the French point. The handles are made of durable black celluloid, and the blade consists of fine grain carbon steel (non-stainless). Manufactured by hand in the Böker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Includes a certificate of authenticity and historical packaging.
Discontinued by manufacturer, limited quantities available.
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 their 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.