Böker 140607 The Celebrated German Straight Razor | Carbon Steel | 5/8 Size | Extra Hollow Ground | Round Point | Bocote Wood Handle | Made in Germany | ¡Discontinued! (THIS LISTING’S PRESENCE INDICATES WE *DO* HAVE STOCK UNTIL THE ADD-TO-CART BUTTON SAYS “OUT OF STOCK” AT WHICH TIME IT WILL BE DELETED)


Böker 140607 Celebrated Straight Razor | Carbon Steel | 5/8 Size | Extra Full Hollow Ground | Round Point | Bocote Wood Handle | DISCONTINUED | Made in Germany

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The Böker #140607 “Celebrated” was an extra full hollow ground 5/8″ model with a handle made of bocote wood, produced about 7 to 9 years ago at the time of this sentence’s July-’21 creation.  Because of the inside information I am made privy (to which the shaving-forum-enthusiast e-hater of The Superior Shave is unfortunately not given), I believe but cannot prove that Dovo mostly made this one for Böker, and it was/is a “Prima Klang” before Böker added some cool stamped (= not laser-engraved or etched) model-specific details on the face and tang.    Böker surely did their own woodworking, engraving, final assembly/QC, packaging, and very likely the factory sharpening.

There are no file jimps, old-fashioned stampings for the name and tang writing are present, and the grind’s terrific.   Being plentiful variance in the bocote, here we showed ’em to you individually so you could be as fussy as you like at the straight razor fruit stand…now, as this sentence is typed, but one piece remains of this ~8-yrs-old production item, long since deceased, and the fourth given a serial number.

Figure a weight hovering somewhere around thirty-eight to thirty-nine grams, a light and nimble 5/8″.  Like all “singers”, this razor requires more skill to wield both on the strop/hone and in the hand, but they are at least capable of a shorter “signature of severing” moment (the time the hair feels to the human brain that it is being removed), whether or not to a scientific analysis they do so any more quickly (I very much doubt they do, but that subjective feeling’s a hell of a trump card to science).

All razors are NEW – we don’t sell used razors, and factory oils and schmutz are still intact here – we just removed them from their coffins so you can be picky because, let’s face it, that’s what you want.

“Shave Ready”?

This business is wholly centered upon the sale of one hollow ground straight razor to one shaver one at a time; “1 str8rzr alone” is ~50% of all our orders.    You may elect to have your Böker with factory edge or further honed by ‘TSS’, as only you see fit; there is not a right or wrong answer.    ‘TSS’ rather doubts the worth of debating this ‘Shave Ready’ concept today;  anyone can bandy that term about as if objective, meaningful information (like a sprinter’s time), but in fact it is completely subjective.

If you elect for the factory edge (= do nothing, no note needed @ checkout), you’ll receive your razor exactly as its manufacturers intended…pretty simple!  The factory seal’s been breached, yes, but only so you could choose from individual pictures of stock.

If you elect for The Superior Shave to further hone your razor  [plz add “note to vendor” @ checkout], this Böker shall be honed in the manner taught in 2016 to The Superior Shave’s proprietor by two kind Solingen master grinders (whom did/do not work for Dovo, but do use similar 1840s grinders’ textbooks methods).    Regardless of their poor refinement  compared to further-honed ‘Honemeister’ edges on offer,  some physical elements of factory edges remain superior to most further honing attempts.   The Superior Shave will devote the extra time to your razor a dying industry cannot afford in overhead, without taking away the factory edge’s inherently advantaged geometric metrics.     We’re confident we offer the materially thinnest  further-honed-by-vendor edge available for purchase – you’ll need to try that to understand why it matters.     Please note: in the professional opinions of German and French razor grinders, a straight razor is not properly honed unless flush to the hone, without tape, so visual evidence of honing is unavoidable when honing is performed correctly according to its makers (we add Vaseline to your razor’s faces and use compatible honing fluid to help a little).

We hone with a method best coined as “the opposite of tape“ where a hone’s geometry’s wholly catered to performance of the razor and to no other concern.  Unfortunately, this topic cannot be discussed upon any English-based straight-razor-centric forum because a select group of e-enthusiasts cannot  abide such open discourse.     Be encouraged to think for yourself, and let your beard and sense of touch be the judge; there is a lot of misinformation out there, much purportedly from experts!     We wish you good shopping, and Happy Shaving.

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Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in
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