Boker can trace its origins to the 17th century as a tool maker in Germany which graduated to swords and blades by the 1800s and which has been manufacturing razors since 1869. Since the Second World War, when the original factory was destroyed, significant investments in staff and technology mean that Boker have become a worldwide leader in the production of high quality razors using only the finest materials with every razor being made by hand through some 170 individual production steps. Skilled master craftsmen produce a blade that is extremely flexible. The edge can be visibly bent on your thumbnail and returns to its original shape when released, meaning they adapt very well to the contours of the face but are sufficiently strong to give many years of use. The Boker trademark tree can be traced back to a chestnut tree which stood by the original factory all those years ago.
A white ceramic shave soap bowl with lid from Boker, including a dome of shaving soap enriched with aloe vera. The interior diameter of the bowl is approx. 75 mm and the external height is approx. 50 mm.
This functional yet beautifully made manicure set from Boker contains a pair of nail scissors, nail clippers, tweezers, a nail file and a black plastic cuticle pusher.The case is made from black premium cowhide and is embossed with the Boker Arbolito Tree logo. The instruments save for the cuticle pusher are made from stainless steel with a matt finish...
A practical chrome stand from Boker for a straight razor and shaving brush. Stand height 93mm. The aperture of the brush stand is 34 mm in diameter. Suitable for most brushes, particularly those mentioned below. Razor and Brush shown in photograph not included.
New to us this is a 5/8 razor from Boker's Classic Range. It has a so called Turkish point in homage to the Turkish barbers of old, which even today are famous for giving that perfect shave and precision detailing. Similar to a Spanish Head, the bottom end of the end of the blade protrudes enabling precision detailing.
New to us this 4/8 Weiner Schaber razor from Boker has a characteristic small blade with a french nose which lends itself particularly to detailing and contouring but is also perfect for everyday shaving. It has a satin finished carbon blade and features plain black plastic scales. It is smaller in length than most razors at just 135mm.
The Boker Tree Brand razor is produced in two variants, one a 5/8 with brown handles and the other a 4/8 with green handles. This is the former with brown canvas effect micarta scales. The deep etched 5/8 blade bears the Tree Brand phrase and carries a satin finish.
This Boker Tree Brand razor is the smaller of the two variants being a 4/8 razor in green micarta scales with a canvas effect pattern. The deep etched blade bears the Tree Brand motif and carries a satin finish.
The Boker King Cutter 5/8 razor offers excellent value and is available in both black and white variants. This razor is the former variant with black composite scales and bearing the Boker tree logo on one side. The satin finish blade is etched with the King Cutter motif. A great beginner's razor.
The Boker King Cutter 5/8 razor offers excellent value and is available in both black and white variants. This razor is the latter variant with white composite scales and bearing the Boker tree logo on one side. The satin finish blade is etched with the King Cutter motif. A great beginner's razor.
The H. Boker & Co. Black razor carries the company name on its satin finished blade as well as the tree logo which also appears on the scales. Extra hollow ground with no jimping to the tang. One of Boker's best selling razors and completely hand made in Solingen.
This attractive Boker razor features faux tortoiseshell scales (plastic). The satin finished 6/8 blade carries the "Silver Steel" motif in deep etching while the tang has jimps to both upper and lower sides.
The Boker Edelweiss razor is a most attractive razor and now sports scales of Elforyn (Ivory substitute). The 5/8 satin finish blade is etched with the Edelweiss motif. Together the result is a good quality razor at a very reasonable price.
This bone handled razor from Boker carries the company name on its satin finished blade as well as the tree logo which also appears on the scales. Extra hollow ground. As a natural material the colouring of each razor will vary.