Boker Schildpatt 2.0 Straight Razor 6/8"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.
The Boker Schildpatt 2.0 Straight Razor tortoiseshell presents itself in a new look. The very elaborately worked handles are milled from the full material in the Boker Manufactory Solingen and look deceptively similar to the real natural materials. The 6/8" wide blade with gold-plated pointed back and scabbard blends harmoniously into the modern, angular handle shape. The extra hollow and ridge ground blade is made of classic carbon steel. The nickel silver inlay and the double-sided serration are just a few of the new features. In addition, the third rivet gives the knife additional stability.
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.