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 Olivewood 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 straight razors must be stropped before use, to straighten burrs and polish the edge for the smoothest shave possible. Be sure to use agood quality stropand accurate technique.
Honing/ Sharpening should be done on Japanese synthetic or natural whetstones. You can bring your blade into the 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 still bear the mark of the famous chestnut tree.
We aim to ship your order within 1 business day at Kent of Inglewood, if there is a hold up, we'll aim to let you know and give you a timeline.
We offer free shipping on orders over $60 anywhere in Canada and $200* to customers in the USA. We ship worldwide, and offer up to the minute rates from our shipping partner DHL.
Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store? Absolutely, as long as all the items you are looking for are in stock at the location you want to pickup from, you'll be able to select that at the checkout. If one or more items aren't at your preferred location we are happy to ship it to you.