6/8" Straight Razor - Curly Birch
In the Böker US product catalog of 1906, particularly high-quality models were already named The Celebrated. The wood of the curly birch indigenous to Northern Europe is often used for exceptional knives thanks to its special characteristics. Features of this truly extraordinary model include a modern handle with a tree plaque as well as a 6/8″ carbon steel blade with a straight spine and polished faceted point. The blade is ground extra hollow with ridge. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and historic packaging.
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.