A classic Boker since the 1920’s, the Edelweiss is 20’s elegance incarnate. Originally adorned with ivory scales, modern day Edelweiss razors are equipped with a durable bone substitute known as Elforyn. In most other ways the Edelweiss is true to the classic, with the polished blade and textured spine for added grip.
This razor is a standard size that is perfect for any user, with a safer rounded point.
- All razors are guaranteed shave-ready by our staff.
- For help using your razor, we suggest you take a Straight Razor Shaving Class at one of our stores, or feel free to contact us for advice.
- This razor is made from high carbon steel, which is capable of amazing sharpness and great edge retention but requires a little extra care. Be sure to dry your razor well after every use, and oil with Tsubaki Oil or store in a dry place.
- All straight razors must be stropped before use, to straighten burrs and polish the edge for the smoothest shave possible. Be sure to use a good quality strop and accurate technique.
Honing/ Sharpening should be done on Japanese synthetic or natural wetstones. You can bring your blade in to a Kent of Inglewood store to be honed, with the first time free on any blades purchased from us. Razor honing classes are also available at your nearest Kent of Inglewood location.
About Boker - Patterned after the chestnut tree that towered above the first Boker factory across the river from Solingen, Boker has been grinding blades since 1829. That tree stood until 1925 when it was cleaved in twain by lightning. Boker started by making swords for the german military, and took up cutlery and straight razors around the 1850s. With production alternating between Solingen and New York, Boker’s legacy of fine blades continues nearly two centuries later and their straight razors that still bear the mark of the famous chestnut tree.