4/8'' Straight Razor, White Bone
This extremely sharp 4/8″ straight razor with carbon steel blade was a bestseller in H. Böker’s product line in 1906. Due to the compact size of this straight razor, it was very popular in barber shops and among other professional users. Nowadays, this size is pretty rare. The experienced specialists from Böker grind the blade with the popular round head. The scales are made of natural bone with the traditional Böker emblem. Completely made by hand in the Böker factory in Solingen, Germany. Delivered in a traditional box with a certificate of authenticity. Serial numbered.
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.