Traditionally, straight razors have been made from high-carbon steel. This steel is very workable, has great edge retention, gets incredibly sharp, but it rusts easily. In response, Boker has sourced high-quality stainless steel to craft a few models with. This style of razor is perfect for those who live in humid, coastal areas where even simple exposure to their air can rust a regular blade.
The stainless blade has been adorned with Olive wood scales, which give a classic feel to the blade. This razor is a standard size that is perfect for any user, with a safer rounded tip.
- 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.
- 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 whetstones. 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.