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Boker Blue Shell 7/8 Barber's Notch Straight Razor

Boker Blue Shell 7/8 Barber's Notch Straight Razor

The so-called broadswords refer to particularly powerful razors and not only inspire confirmed lovers of the classic wet shave, but also us, again and again. The mighty 7/8 inch wide blade of this exceptional razor also carries a Barber's Notch. Paua are crustaceans of the abalone genus, but unlike abalones they are only found in the unspoiled nature of New Zealand's coastal waters. They have been used by the Maori as traditional body ornaments for many centuries and are still used today as decorations for figures, weapons and meeting houses. The impressive handle scales are absolutely unique in colour and pattern. In addition to the extraordinary adhesion material, which is additionally provided with an ornamental rivet, the detailed blade laser engraving immediately catches the eye. A historical Boker etching, with which our razors were already decorated around 1900, served as a model. With an authentic Boker stamp in the blade passage, certificate of authenticity and historical packaging. Handmade in the Boker knife manufactory Solingen.

Like any other razor sold by The Classic Edge Shaving Store this razor is professionally honed to "shave ready" by Phil, we do this because the standard factory edge is not sharp enough to shave with out of the box. This $35 Value is our way of showing you that we are willing to take our Customer Service to the next level. After all nothing is worse than buying a Straight Razor as a gift for a loved one and when they open the box realize that they now have to send it away to be sharpened before they can use it.

Note: When you receive the razor for the first time take it out of the box and remove the oil with a piece of tissue, the razor has already been stropped and it is completely "Shave Ready", so go ahead and shave. You will get 2 - 3 shaves before needing to strop. Each time you have used your razor, rinse the blade with hot tap water. Carefully and thoroughly dry the blade and in between the scales with a piece of tissue paper before you close it. If you intend to leave your razor unused for several days, oil the blade using mineral oil to protect the surface from moisture and humidity. To maintain a sharp cutting edge, strop regularly prior to shaving.

About Boker Manufaktur Solingen

Since the beginning of the Boker manufacturing plant in 1869, high quality straight razors have been 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 Boker straight razors an impeccable international reputation. After World War II, the manufacturing of straight razors gradually came to a stop. Today, an original Boker catalog from 1906 is the oldest document in our 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 Boker straight razors are created. A guarantor for the highest quality is the successful "fingernail 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.

Metal: O1

Colour:  Blue

Point:  Barber's Notch

Handle Material: Paua Abalone

Made in Solingen, Germany by Böker

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