Boker 6/8 Straight Razor with Abalone Handles


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Boker 6/8 Straight Razor with Abalone Handles

Upon opening the presentation case we find this to be one of the most beautiful straight razors we have seen in a long time! The light hits the handle and shows beautiful accents that are very pleasing to the eye!

The Boker Abalone combines extraordinary design and outstanding performance. The die-forged blade of this exceptional straight razor consists of carbon steel O1 (1.2510) hardened to 59-61 HRC. Thanks to its superior characteristics and excellent edge retention, this carbon steel is the perfect material for premium straight razors. Apart from classic materials that have been defining the popular Boker Straight Razor for decades, we are always looking for modern and innovative natural material combinations offering a special look or feel that our customers will love. White gold, sea snails or sea ears are just some other names of the abalone.

These mollusks live off the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Mexico and South Africa, attaching themselves to rocks just a few meters below the surface. As a great delicacy, they are desirable enough to have caused entire gang wars in the past. Today, the precious natural product is raised in water farms. The beautiful shells with their almost artificial looking shimmer have always been used as decoration, implements or material for jewelry, intarsia or mother-of-pearl clips. Employing cutting-edge production methods, a wafer-thin layer of colorful abalone is applied to a carrier and encased in transparent acrylic. The resulting durable material is perfect for making straight razor handles, enriching the piece with unusual colors and a three-dimensional look.

The 6/8″ blade of this exceptional singing straight razor has an extremely hollow grind with serration on both sides. The French point of the blade made from O1 carbon steel matches the unusual abalone handle. The simple laser engraving goes back to a historic etched pattern used at the start of the 20th century for particularly exquisite Boker straight razors. Comes with historic packaging and a certificate of authenticity.

  • Blade Width: 6/8
  • Blade Material: Carbon Steel
  • Handle Material: Abalone
  • Point: French Point
  • Color: Green
  • Free Shipping to the US



Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Martin J.
Boker Abalone

It is a work of art.

Form and Function

First off, this razor is a work of art. The scales are beautiful abalone and maybe a synthetic polymer mix. They reflect light from every angle and change colors subtlety as the light's angle shifts. I much prefer them over some of the wood variants I have on other razor scales as they are easier to dry and maintain. The 6/8" blade is beautifully etched and comes darn near shave ready. I gave it a try out of the box, as I like to see what factory shave ready means for each company, and I was pretty pleased. However, after a touch up on the 12k and proper stropping, this thing cuts like a pro. Bottom line is I'm super pleased with this purchase. It's beautiful, yet functional and would be a cherished piece in anyone's collection. This was my first Boker purchase and I liked it so much, I went ahead and ordered the Blue Shell 7/8". I think my Thiers Issard Spartacus is still my favorite razor in the collection though, in case you're debating between the two. Still, this is a great razor.

Kenneth R.
Awesome Blade

The razor is stunning in all aspects. The blade after been honed is very smooth and glides very nice. The service with Geo is incredible. He takes care of his customers.
Keep it up Geo...

Shaina O.
I gave this straight razor

I gave this straight razor to my husband for Valentine's day. He absolutely loves it! The razor is just as beautiful as the photos and the razor is very sharp. He loves the shape of the razor and the style of the handle.

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