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Boker 5/8 Damascus Razor with Paua Scales
This Boker Damascus 5/8 razor has an extra hollowed damacus steel blade with a french point. The tang has jimping to both the upper and lower sides and is laser etched with the Boker logo and Damascus markings. It is the scales however which set this razor apart. Like the abalone scales Boker use elsewhere in their range they are made from shells, in this case the shells of the "Paua" mollusc. Boker first apply these shells to a carrier material and then cast them in a transparent acrylic to create a hard wearing material which will remain beautiful despite regular use. Boker have excelled themselves in producing a truly stunning razor which is a must whether you are a collector or not.
Sometimes you open a box of new items and you think "Wow I'm glad I ordered one of those. Wouldn't mind keeping that for myself!". Both these thoughts came to me when I first saw this model of Damascus razor from Boker. Boker have extended their range considerably over the last couple of years to include some stunning razors. Their 6/8 razor with abalone scales has flown off our metaphorical shelves since we first ordered it in and I think this razor will be the same. It is a truly an amazing piece of workmanship.
The Damascus steel blade is distinctive in itself with the combination of two steels producing a blade marking as unique as a fingerprint. The 5/8 extra hollowed blade has a french point. The tang has jimping to both the upper and lower sides and is laser etched with the Boker logo and Damascus markings. It is the scales however which set this razor apart. Like the abalone scales they are made from shells, in this case the shells of the "Paua" mollusc. They are found only in New Zealand and their meat is considered to be a delicacy. The shells are a by-product and used for decorative purposes. It is also known as the "Sea Opal" due to the unique pattern of its shells which are a blend of iridescent blues and greens. These shells are first applied to a carrier material and then cast in transparent acrylic to create a hard wearing material which will remain beautiful despite regular use.
Supplied in a transparent display case with a Certificate of Authenticity. Photographs are of the actual razor for sale.
SHAVE READY - Unlike some retailers, our razors are not supplied as they come from the factory. We individually prepare all the razors we sell. For full details see our policy.
|Steel Type||Damascus Steel|
|Grind Type||Extra Hollow|