Boker S.S. Saint Louis Ebony Wood 6/8 Straight Razor
Promising faraway places, the gentle sound of the waves and the seemingly endless expanse of the ocean: on her maiden voyage from New York to Southampton in June 1895, an exuberant holiday mood prevailed on board the S.S. St. Louis.
At that time, the passenger ship was considered one of the prestige objects of the influential American Line, and sweetened the departure to distant Europe for up to 1,370 passengers with exclusive luxury spread over a length of 169 m at a pleasant cruising speed of 19 knots (approx. 35 km/h) - fine appetisers and stylish comfort included! With its quadruple-expansion steam engine, the S.S. St. Louis was one of the largest and most powerful ocean liners under the American flag at the turn of the century.
Mainly intended for transatlantic liner traffic between America and Europe, the steamship was temporarily used as a troop carrier during the Spanish-American War and the First World War. After this turbulent period, the ship was to be fully reassigned to liner service, but in 1920 a major fire on the ship put an abrupt end to this project.
In the spirit of the transatlantic liner launched in 1894, Boker presents the American Line S.S. St. Louis, a new edition of the historic Boker razor, limited to 300 pieces worldwide, which brings back the glamour of bygone days and transforms every shave into a breath of exotic faraway places.
The imposing ship adorns almost the entire front of the polished 6/8" blade made of carbon steel. The degree head used is the perfect blade shape among connoisseurs for a precise shave of the contours. The blade is stamped with the historic H. Boker & Co. stamp and serrated on the underside. The material used for the handle scales is exquisite ebony, which thanks to its dark colouring is reminiscent of the hull of the S.S. St. Louis, while two studs as well as the Boker tree emblem harmoniously accentuate the crowned hilt. The motif on the blade as well as the historical stamp have been elaborately restored and lasered onto the razor using the most modern techniques. Supplied in a lovingly recreated historical neck box.
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 2-3 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.