Boker Bicycle Race Straight Razor 5/8"Böker
Apart from classic materials that have been defining the popular Boker Straight Razor for decades,they are always looking for modern and innovative natural material combinations offering a special look or feel that straight razor users will love.
Boker brings back a piece of history and presents the Boker Bicycle Race Straight Razor as a new edition that appeared around 1900. The blade of the special model, which is limited to 300 pieces worldwide, shows a classic bicycle race in a picturesque landscape according to historical models. The elaborately restored motif, laser-cut in several layers, fills almost the entire blade, while the historic H. Boker & Co logo adorns the blade's edge.
The 5/8" wide blade made of resistant carbon steel is provided with a degree head and stands for the versatility, robustness and straightness of those classic bicycles that had to be prepared for all terrains with a fixed equipment - so the Boker Bicycle Race is in no way inferior in terms of shaving. The classy satin finish and the single-edged jimpings round off the heroic profile of the razor. The crowned handle made of black plastic has been contemporary refined with two nickel silver studs.
Handmade in the Boker Knife Manufactory in Solingen, Germany.
All Boker straight razors come as shave ready. There’s is no need for honing, just strop adequately then you can start shaving.
Straight Razor Care Instructions
Unlike any other shaving tools, straight razors require special care. The cutting edge must be protected from impacts and contact with any hard surface. After each shave you must clean and dry your straight razor with a soft paper towel without touching the very edge and strop it to keep it sharp. You can strop on the canvas side of your strop to clean the cutting edge after each shave. Please do not try to sharpen your straight razor by yourself if you don’t have adequate honing experience, otherwise you can cause irreparable damage. You may consult our straight razor honing service. If you won’t be using your straight razor for a long time, it’s best to cover it with a thin coat of oil to keep it rust free. This is especially important for straight razors with carbon steels, as carbon steel is very prone to rust in humid conditions. Keep your straight razor in a dry place and out of children’s reach.
CAUTION: Straight razors are serious tools for experienced users who know their faces, skins, whisker types and how to lather well. They can cause serious accidents and injuries in the hands of people without enough experience. If you’re enthusiastic about traditional wet shaving but don’t have the experience needed for using a straight razor, then we recommend checking out our double edge safety razors first.