At the end of the 19th century, there was a line of unique and eccentric straight razors that were distributed under the brand name ''Boker Elite.'' With this new Boker Elite, Boker is reviving this tradition. The unusual blade grind gives it a unique character. The massive 6/8'' blade, made of carbon steel (non-stainless) for superior edge retention, features a fine hollow grind and two swedges on the blade spine. The dynamic transition from the edge to the grind adds an appealing touch. The handle scales are crafted of carefully selected buffalo horn in France, and are mounted on nickel silver liners, which provides added stability and soft, even blade action. This fascinating straight razor is manufactured by hand, in a process of 140 steps, in the Boker Manufactory in Solingen, Germany. Delivered in historical packaging with a certificate of authenticity.