Böker Solingen

Boker Graf Adolf III 6/8 Straight Razor

Not far from the company headquarters of the Boker manufacture in Solingen, we find the hallmark of the Bergisches Land region: the Castle Burg an der Wupper. It is one of the largest castles in western Germany. and the largest reconstructed castle in North Rhine-Westphalia. The famous history of Castle Burg is inseparably linked to the Duchy Berg and the Counts von Berg (Haus Berg 1068-1225). On this occasion, we decided to dedicate a series of Straight Razors to the three Counts von Berg; symbolizing parts of the each of their lives, and reminding us of their remarkable influence with impressive ornamentations made from 24 Carat Gold.

This extraordinary 6/8 inch French Point Straight Razor symbolizes the death of Adolf III Count von Berg during the fifth crusade in Egypt. The end of the polished blade is lined by a French head, which boldly spotlights the special elegance of this razor. Hand-picked stag scales with additional decorative studs, an elaborate grind of the blade back, and the impressive partial gilding (24 carat) are just a few of the distinct features presented in this triumph of a razor. The blade is ground extra hollow with ridge. Delivered in a refined presentation display, each razor includes a certificate of authenticity and an individual serial number.

Like any other razor sold by The Classic Edge Shaving Store, this razor is professionally honed to "shave ready" by Phil. This $25 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, only for them to open the box and realize that they now have to send it away to be sharpened before they can use it. Also included is a free follow up honing that can be used once your razor is in need of a fresh edge.

Please allow a minimum of at least 3-4 business days for us to prepare your Straight Razor, as this is not a product that you buy just anywhere. It needs special attention to detail as it will come in contact with your skin, and must be sanitized and polished before being coated with Renaissance Wax. This careful and considerate attention to each razor is the difference between a shaving store that will rush your razor out the next morning, and our own Artisan-owned shaving store that is nothing less than extreme when it comes to making their clients 100% satisfied. It's our job to ensure that your experience is perfect. We cannot thank you enough for visiting our website, and we hope you have a great day.

Note: When you receive the razor for the first time, carefully take it out of the box and remove the oil with a piece of tissue. The razor has already been stropped and it completely "Shave Ready", so go ahead and shave! You will get 2 shaves before needing to strop (depending on how aggressive your beard growth is. 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. We recommend to oil your razor after every use. To maintain a sharp cutting edge, strop regularly prior to shaving.

Grind: Extra Full Hollow

Blade Width: 6/8

Point: French

Metal: Carbon Steel with 24 Carat Gold

Handle: Horn

Made in Solingen, Germany by Böker

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Great Piece for your collection

I own the 5/8, 6/8 and 7/8 from this collection. The 6/8 is French point with outstanding spine work, gold plating and the etching on the blade just make this razor beautiful. The razor came perfect no scratches in the etching with a super sharp edge.

Pierre the diver
The collection is complete

Every time I call Phil and Jane I have the best service ever, but not only that I always get what I was looking for. But this time... Holy molly that is beyond awesomeness. I have been calling them for over 6 months to know when that razor was going to be available again. It was worth waiting because it is so beauty full and crafted with perfection. I already owned the other two from that set and I am so amazed. Shave like a laser and with Phil magical touch I have nothing else to say but to get yourself one. Thank you for everything. I am a customer for life.