Böker Solingen

Boker Graf Engelbert ll Straight Razor 7/8

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.

The last Count von Berg, Engelbert II., was also known as Engelbert I., Archbishop of Cologne; when he was murdered, Berg went to the House of Limburg. This splendid 7/8 inch Straight Razor shows Engelbert as Archbishop of Cologne. The graded head of this blade is made from finest Solingen Straight Razor steel. The curved blade back, in combination with a handle made from finest stag, boast the elegance and unique impact this razor possesses. The blade is ground extra hollow with ridge. Each razor includes a certificate of authenticity, and a refined presentation display with 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: 7/8

Point: Square

Metal: Carbon Steel with 24 Carat Gold

Handle: Horn

Made in Solingen, Germany by Böker

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Has a Christmas gift to myself... I was really expecting a top razor. Well once again Böker are amazing and so wonderfully built, made and crafted. But with all their beautiful work it still take Phil's magic touch to honed this piece of art without damaging the beautiful inlay of decoration.
Thank you very much Phil and Jane for an outstanding costumer service you provide

Lyle Glasgow

I received this beautiful razor for my birthday What a gem It is absolutely stunning I have been using a 5/8 round point razor for a year and loved it This razor takes it to a whole different level The 7/8 blade and the square point was a little intimidating at first but was quite easy to get used to The square point is great for getting very defined lines around my goatee

If your looking for a superior razor this will certainly make the grade

Phil does an awesome job making sure the razor is totally shave ready Awesome service.

Thanks so much for all your help Truly the best people to deal with

Jim M
Customer review

BOKER GRAF ENGELBERT LL STRAIGHT RAZOR 7/8 W/ HORN SCALES, was my first foray into limited edition straight razors. This razor is a work of art. Not a single flaw in it, and Phil honed it to perfection.

It came with a beautiful Presentation Case, which I feel, adds to the prestidge. The 7/8th inch blade is incredibly well balanced, and it shaves like a dream. I cannot recommend this razor enough.

Thank you Phil and Jane, for your personal hand written thank you note, that you sent with the razor. It truly shows how well you treat your customers, and how classy you both are. Cheers!