The Böker Manufaktur Waldorf 24 Karat Gold 140321 is a top-quality straight razor. 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. The Waldorf is a real classic within the Böker range. For this edition the blade is enhanced with 24-carat gold. The 5/8" blade with round tip is very user-friendly.
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 black plastic. Simple and sleek but with a brass inlay of the Böker-logo.
Solingen 1.2210 carbon steel
Böker used carbon steel for this straight razor. Although the technical number 1.2210 might not mean that much to most, the term Solingen steel 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.