Many famous manufacturers are recognized for their distinct mark. Nearly everyone in the west is familiar with the kitchen knives “with the two men on the blade” that can be found in many households. Likewise, Boker is recognized by the classic Tree mark, inspired by the chestnut tree that grew outside their original factory in Solingen.
For added durability, this razor is equipped with Micarta scales. Made of resin and linen under intense pressure, Micarts is highly resistant to moisture,impact, and other kinds of damage. 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.