The grand “Silver Steel” razor is an exquisite beauty, and a perfect blade for heavier beards or large hands. The blade has been adorned with simple plastic scales, a callback to the countless Bakelite scales that adorned straight-razors in the early decades of the 1900s. This razor is taller than the standard size, which extends the lifespan of the blade, while the added heft makes for somewhat smoother shaving, with a safer rounded tip.
- All razors are guaranteed shave-ready by our staff.
- For help using your razor, we suggest you take a Straight Razor Shaving Class at one of our stores, or feel free to contact us for advice.
- This razor is made from high carbon steel, which is capable of amazing sharpness and great edge retention but requires a little extra care. Be sure to dry your razor well after every use, and oil with Tsubaki Oil or store in a dry place.
- All straight razors must be stropped before use, to straighten burrs and polish the edge for the smoothest shave possible. Be sure to use a good quality strop and accurate technique.
Honing/ Sharpening should be done on Japanese synthetic or natural whetstones. You can bring your blade in to a Kent of Inglewood store to be honed, with the first time free on any blades purchased from us. Razor honing classes are also available at your nearest Kent of Inglewood location.
About Boker - Patterned after the chestnut tree that towered above the first Boker factory across the river from Solingen, Boker has been grinding blades since 1829. That tree stood until 1925 when it was cleaved in twain by lightning. Boker started by making swords for the german military, and took up cutlery and straight razors around the 1850s. With production alternating between Solingen and New York, Boker’s legacy of fine blades continues nearly two centuries later and their straight razors that still bear the mark of the famous chestnut tree.