Boker Pearl Scale Tang 140546 5/8 Straight Razor, Professionally Honed
I have professionally sharpened each of these razors and performed a shave test. These razors are SHAVE READY. The razor will be pre- stropped and oiled - just wipe off the oil and shave!!!
Note: These are honed to order, there will be a brief delay in shipping in order to prepare the razor.
In the good old days, even serial-manufactured goods for everyday use put a premium on little details and an overall aesthetic approach. Today, this beautiful virtue has mainly fallen victim to cost-cutting and a fast-paced society. Only a few are unreasonable enough to ignore these practical economic constraints. In our 1906 catalogue, many straight razors were offered with a "Pearl Scale Tang".
For this feature, two thin scales of natural materials, e.g. mother-of-pearl or camel bone, are affixed to the tapered tang. Using various sanding belts, the natural material is manually leveled to fit the tang until a seamless, elegant joint is formed. This process must be handled very delicately to protect the precious natural material from damage. The result is a tang that is pleasantly smooth and warm to the touch and has a sophisticated, nostalgic look. In our factory, we were able to recreate the difficult combination of thinly ground tang and perfectly fitted mother-of-pearl scales.
The special blade finish of the straight razors with pearl scale tang also sets these razors apart from the rest of our product range. Being an utterly fascinating material, steel has a natural silky shine that is fully brought out by gentle polishing. Comes with historic packaging and a certificate of authenticity.
Apart from the scaled tang, using acrylic for the handles is another novelty our factory's recent history.
The easy-care handle scales of smoky semi-transparent acrylic offer a tantalizing glimpse of the closed blade and the beautiful pattern of the delicate mother-of-pearl.
The 5/8" handle features the popular round point and an extra hollow-ground blade with a ridge. The spine has fine laser engraving.
Type: Straight Razor
Blade Material: Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Acrylic
Point: Round Point
Processing: Pearl Scale Tang
Maggard Razors will make every effort to ship out orders on the same day placed before 12pm EST Monday-Friday. On Saturday, most parcels should ship if placed before 10am EST - otherwise it will ship the following Monday. Orders will be shipped in the order in which they are received. If it is an unusually busy day your order may be delayed no more than 1 business day.
Unused items may be returned within 10 days for a full refund or store credit. For orders that qualified for free or reduced shipping, if a return causes the resulting total order size to be under the free shipping threshold (currently $45.00), the actual cost of shipping we paid will be reduced from your refund. Used products may not be returned.