While forged razors and the classic wet shave are experiencing a renaissance, genuine broadswords are still rare. For the first time in decades, perhaps even centuries, 8/8 inch wide razors are back in our range. In times when the mighty blades were even more common, 8/8 inch wide razors with straight heads were called 14s. This marking was stamped into the tang of the blade before the forged blades were hardened.
We did not miss this special feature and also implemented it in our Boker 14. The 8/8 inch wide blade not only bears a historical blade etching with partial gilding but also a gilded blade back and tang, which is elegantly decorated by the filigree and detailed laser engraving. The complete polishing of the blade and the serration on both sides of the tang round off the features of this knife.
We have also used historical models as a basis for the material used for the handle. The handle made of dark, slightly transparent acrylic blends harmoniously into the overall picture due to the subtle brass inlay. With authentic Boker stamp in the blade passage, certificate of authenticity, and noble floating display. Handmade by Boker in Solingen, Germany.
All of our razors come with a factory blade on them. They are ready to shave after a few passes on a strop. We recommend you strop your razor after you shave to help to maintain the blade's useful life between honing and keeping the blade shave ready.
Scale Material: Acrylic with 24 Carat Gold inlays
Blade Width: 8/8"
Blade Point: Square Point
Blade Material: Carbon Steel
Blade Grind: Extra Hollow
Origin: Solingen, Germany
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Productions like a museum quality piece. Didn't even want to shave with it because I was concerned I would mess up how spectacular this blade looks. For just lining up my beard lines this 5/8" handles most excellent. Shaving with this razor is like a hot knife cutting through butter. Couldn't be more pleased. For anything other than lining up my facial hair I use a 6/8" blade or a 7/8" just because they seem to handle more facial hair in less time. I am sure it is all technique but each man will develop a certain preference or technique that works for them.