Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
Straight Razor - Extra Hollow Ground - Germany
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Straight Razor

H. Boker & Co. Germany… Extra Hollow Ground

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Vintage H. Boker Extra Hollow Ground Straight Razor 1924-1935

Condition:

The blade is 11/16" by 3" and is shave ready. The metal has minor staining on it. This Boker has upper and lower jimps. This blade movement is smooth and it closes centred. The scales are a little warped but do not interfere with opening/closing.

Weight: 38g
Point: Square
Grind: Hollow
Blade Width: 11/16"
Blade Length: 3"

Markings:
H. Boker & Co. with TREE LOGO on one side of the tang, Germany on the other.
EXTRA HOLLOW GROUND - FULLY WARRANTED on the blade.

Original ornate scales Model: 106

Stand not included.

History: 

Vintage H. Boker Extra Hollow Ground Straight Razor 1924-1935

 

By 1900, most of Böker’s products were distributed within the United States market. While New York’s H. Boker & Co. focused mainly on cutting tools such as scissors, shaving blades and eating utensils at this point, pocket knives were rapidly becoming more important. The demand surged to even more than Solingen was able to produce, such that in short order the Americans in New York began their own manufacture of pocket knives. After some time, other tools were produced as well, such as pliers. By this point, the tree symbol was widely recognized as a Böker logo. Because the international Böker family had an excellent and profitable working relationship, the Solingen relatives readily agreed to license the use of the tree logo to the American product line. Since then, there’s been two different lines of Böker knives with the same brand markings available on the American market, but one line was simply made in the USA while the other was fabricated at the Solingen factory.

Source: (https://bladeops.com/boker-a-storied-history/)

History of Solingen.

Solingen craftsmen made swords and daggers in the Middle Ages and are now better known for knives, razors and cutlery. There is evidence that the Cutlery industry existed from the beginning of the 14th Century. According to tradition, workers from Damascus, the ancient home of fine blade weapons, settled there about the middle of the twelfth century.

Known as the "City of Blades" Solingen is also a city of rivers, providing early hydro-powered factory tooling to achieve exceptional levels of uniformity and quantity unmatched in world of cutlery. Only blades forged from Steel in Solingen could bare the SOLINGEN name.

The most important producing centres in England and Germany were Sheffield and Solingen respectively. The historic centres of French production are Thiers, Nogent and Chatellerault. In the United States the cutlery industry was centred largely in New England and New York where English and German immigrant cutlers first began production.

Anatomy of a Straight Razor

straight razors parts

David O'Neill - Restored & Honed by:

Every Straight Razor passes through Davids hands. He strives to maintain the original integrity of the razor and as such will rarely "unpin" the scales unless absolutely necessary. The cleaning process starts by hand with sand paper ensuring a gentle process, working up to a buffing wheel. Once the blade is back in good shape David uses water stones to set the bevel and then hone.

Gradually working his way up to 12K Japanese Stones & 30K Shapton stones, David produces an exceptional edge that is truly "Shave Ready". Examined under a 60x lens the process is finished with a leather strop and a test shave. Only then are the razors deemed ready for sale. His experience and patience guarantee you a razor that has been lovingly restored and made ready for the next generation to enjoy. 

David is a retired artisan, collector and restorer from Nanaimo BC, Canada. His work is imported into Australia by The Wet Shaving Co.

All our Vintage & Antique Straight Razors have been very carefully selected for their condition and potential lifespan.

These straight razors have already had 100+ yrs of product testing, they work, they work exceptionally well and will continue to work well after we have passed. Buy them, use them, enjoy them.

"What other products do we still have and are able to use, that perform as well as they did the day they were made? Especially when they come from a time so distant. It's incredible to think where & with whom these beautiful pieces have travelled. Now is your chance to continue their journey."

Each Straight Razor will come in a pouch and we will include the contacts of local craftsmen who can provide sharpening, honing services. So if at any time in the future you would like to re-sharpen them it will be an easy process.
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