The Böker Manufaktur Elite Carbon 2.0 140545 is a top-quality straight razor. Böker has been producing straight razors for over a hundred years and has an excellent reputation in this field. This straight razor is made in the Böker workshop in Solingen, Germany.
This straight razor has an extra hollow grind with a ridge. The extra hollow grind gives you an extremely thin edge which is also a little flexible. This razor is amazing to work with but perhaps not as suited for heavy beard growth. The ridge ensures that the spine of the blade is thick enough to be blocked by the handle. In addition, the spine provides support when determining the right sharpening angle while stropping and sharpening.
The handle is made from stunning glossy carbon fibre. The facets on the handle do not only look amazing, they also give you additional grip. This pattern recurs on top of the blade which gives this knife a cool look and feel. On top of the blade, where the thumb is placed, fine ridges will give you extra grip. As such your hand won't slip while shaving. A tough red backspacer made from G10 takes care of a little touch of colour.
Solingen 1.2210 carbon steel
Böker selected the famous Solingen carbon steel for this straight razor. Although the technical number 1.2210 might not mean that much to most, the term Solingen has an excellent reputation worldwide. You could even say that a part of Solingen's reputation as a knife city is the result of the excellent steel quality. After sharpening it is razor-sharp which leaves you with even softer and more comfortable results.
Böker made sure that this straight razor is ready to be used as it is delivered to your doorstep. This means that it is razor-sharp: you can immediately get started.