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Boker Premium Mother of Pearl 5/8 Straight Razor

Boker Premium Mother of Pearl 5/8 Straight Razor
Product Code: 140525
Excl. VAT: £116.67 Incl. VAT: £140.00

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  • Boker Premium Mother of Pearl 5/8 Straight Razor

  • Made with 1.2210 carbon steel

  • Satin blade finish with round point shape

  • Extra hollow grind with ridge

  • Steel hardness rating of 59 HRC

  • 5/8" blade width

  • 24 karat gold detailing

  • Imitation mother-of-pearl handles

  • Ornate decoration on the blade spine

  • Razor weight of approximately 40g

  • Item number 140525

  • Handmade in Solingen, Germany

Details

The Boker Premium Mother of Pearl 5/8 Straight Razor is an elaborate cut-throat razor made using 1.2210 carbon steel with a hardness rating of 59 HRC.

This variation of the 5/8” blade has been partially plated with 24 karat gold. The imitation mother-of-pearl scales are much more robust than the natural alternative and harmonise beautifully with the partial gliding and decoration of the blade spine. The elegant overall appearance is completed by a 5/8" blade of carbon steel. The round point blade has a satin finish and an extra hollow grind with a ridge.

Handmade in Solingen Germany, the Boker Premium Mother of Pearl 5/8 Straight Razor weighs approximately 40g and comes in a Boker presentation box. An ornate, finely tuned straight razor. Supplied in historic packaging with certificate of authenticity.

 

The straight razors of the Boker Premium selection are a highlight of the entire range. The elaborately worked handle made from faux mother-of-pearl are milled from the full material in the Boker manufacturing plant in Solingen, and are virtually indistinguishable form the authentic natural materials. The nickel silver inlays further underline the elaborate production and refinement of the handles and blades.

Care Instructions 

Following a few cleaning and care tips will ensure you enjoy your classic straight razor for a long time.

Cleaning:

After every use, carefully rinse the straight razor under running warm water, clean with a damp cloth if necessary, them immediately dry with a dry cloth. Letting shaving foam or soap rest on a blade for too long can lead to the formation of stains and in extreme cases to corrosion. In order to prevent cuts, please always wipe the straight razor from the spine towards the cutting edge. In order to protect it from corrosion, oil the blade with an acid-free and viscous oil.

Sharpening & Stropping:

The sharpness of a straight razor is maintained by regular stropping on a high-quality hanging or mounted strop. This requires a bit of practice but can be learned quickly. The perfectly balanced ratio of the thick back end of the blade to the whisper-thin edge ensures that you automatically get the right angle on the edge when the thick back touches the leather strop.

First, touch the back to the leather and then carefully lower the cutting edge to touch the strop. Pull the straight razor with gentle pressure across the full length of the strop in the direction of the back (i.e. away from the edge). While doing this, move the razor slightly diagonally across the strop, ensuring both the back and edge remain in constant contact with it. It is important to flip the razor over its back when you reach the end of the strop – do not flip the straight razor edge side down as this would partially round or blunt the cutting edge.

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