Böker has its roots in the 18th century when they manufactured tools. In 1829 they started producing sabres and swords, which was a good idéa. In 1830 they sold over 2000 swords due to all the wars that raged on the continent. Today, they do not produce as many swords, but insted they do alot of different knives.
With great knowlede of knife manufacturing, it is not strange that they produce top quality, high-end straight razors. Here at Shaver.eu we have razors, straight razors and other products from Böker.
Hermann Böker migrated to USA where he founded the Boker & Co in New York and his brother Robert started a branch of the same company in Canada and later on in Mexico. The third brother, Heinrich, went to Solingen, Germany, where he started Heinr. Böker & Co in 1869.
Thus there were to companies in the Böker family that always had good relations and co-worked alot. In that time there was alot of analfabets in the USA, and they had a hard time to pronounce the name Böker, so they developed a new logotype and name for the products exported to the USA. The new logo was a chestnut tree, and they called the products the "Tree Brand". Ever since, all products leaving the facotry in Solingen has had that logo. The answer to why the chestnut tree is that outside the original factory, there was a giant chestnut tree. Unfortunately, the lightning struck the tree in 1925 and it has been gone since.
There were now two companies, one in America and one in Germany that both used the same logo and sold the same wares.
During the Second World War, the contact between the two factories stopped and the one in Solingen got struck by bombs and all the machines, gears, catalogues and samples were destroyed. After the war the workers returned to the factory and started to rebuild it. The company in USA was their first, and later, their biggest client.
The company in the USA was sold to the scissor manufacturer Wiss & Sons in the 60's. After friendly negotiations, Böker in Solingen got the exclusive rights to Böker in USA and in 1986 Böker USA Inc was founded in Denver with Chuck Hagel in the team, one of the original workers.
Today, Böker is a well known brand and they still produce a lot of straight razors and knifes in many different sizes.
At Shaver.eu you will find straight razors, shaving brushes, strops, shaving creams and other products from Böker.
Böker Silver Steel White 6/8” is a classic shaving tool in a new and improved edition. This straight razor has a carbon steel blade with added silver and handles in off-white synthetic materials that does not absorb water, and stabile enough for added support and control whilst shaving.
Böker Carbon Elite 6/8” is a stylistically modern straight razor from the german company Böker. The blade is made out of carbon steel and the handles are made out of carbon fibre. Their Elite Straight Razor has a Round Head-Point, which is the most allround and best for the new users of this classic shaving tool.
The old and trusted brand Böker gives you a wonderful set of manicure tools in a nice skin case. The set contains a nail scissor, nail-clipper, nail file, tweezer and a cuticle knife in plastics.
A straight razor from the masters at Böker - Arbolito (Spanish: Small tree). This beautiful straight razor has a blade made out of stainless carbon steel from Solingen in 5/8 widht, Full hollow grind. The shackles are made out of resin with small metal details, fitted by hand.The straight razor pass through over 120 steps, all steps are by hand, before...
The stainless steel DE (Double Edge) razor blades from the German Giant Böker are made in Germany. Instead of the regular heat-forgin, Böker freezes the blade before it is hardened.
A black porcelain shaving bowl with a platinum edge from the German manufacturer Böker. The diameter is 14.5cm and the height is 10cm. Most shaving soaps fits this bowl, can also be used as a whipping bowl for shaving creams. A perfect bowl that really helps when you create your wonderful lather.
A leather case for straight razors made out of real black leather. Fits most straight razors and is a perfect place for storage of the razor. Has a hole on one side so the tang won't tare the leather.
From the well known manufacturer Böker comes the amazing Shaving Brush Olive Wood. This is a classic and stylistically pure shaving brush with a popular design, a design that last through decades. The brush is made out of hand picked olive wood, which gives you a nice and true feeling in the hand. Add some chrome plated details and you will have the...
Böker King Cutter is a laudable straight razor of supreme quality, rigorous designed and elaborated in every detail. It gives you a close and smooth shave each time, thus giving you a fresh look. The razor has a classic design that makes it look old and stylistically pure.
A popular strop from Herold Solingen, made out of real cow leather. The strop is 35cm long and 4.5cm wide. The strop is an important tool to get the perfect sharpness for a smooth shave. A blunt straight razor will nick your skin, and thus the strop is an imoportant tool for straight razor shavers.
Böker King Cutter is a laudable straight razor of absolute top quality with supreme accuracy and is worked out in detail. It makes a super close shave that is mild on the skin possible, and gives you a fresh appearance every time - and, the razor has a classic and stylistically pure design.
Böker Black Fibre shaving brush is a brush with synthetic bristles. The dark colour, the softness of the fibres and the performance makes it hard to tell if you use a synthetic brush or a real badger brush. The andvantage with the synthetic fibre brush is that it creates lather more easily and does not need as much soap or cream as a regular badger or...
Böker Silvertip Fibre Shaving Brush is a top-quality shaving brush with synthetic fibre bristles. The bristle is made out of a material that has resemblance with real badger hair but the synthetic and all non-animalistic material has the advantage that it is less sensitive and can last for a longer time as it is water-repelling and dries very fast.
Böker Razor knife / straight razor Silver Steel Schildpatt is a new take of a classic straight razor that Böker developed in the early 20th century, with a blade that contains real silver so you can have the most effective shave and a better structure on the blades surface. Over 120 stages of construction is needed to create this perfect straight razor.
Böker Shaving Knife / Straight Razor Edelweiss is a top-class straight razor that is very laudable. The blade's material is a compund of silver and steel, inter alia, made to give you a more effective shave - so you can save both time and spirit each time you shave. The elegant handle is made out of Elforyn, a high quality substitute for ivory.
Böker Safety Razor is a razor with a real classic and elegant look. It is used with DE-razor blades and is really easy to clean. This razor is for those that love the luxurious, and you will get a perfect result every time without making any extra effort for it.
Böker shaving soap mug is a really elegant mug in superiour quality porcelain. It has a nice black glossy surface that goes well in all environments, platina edges and a handle that gives excellent grip even when wet.
A very nice strop that makes your straight razor very sharp. The strop is an important tool to achieve the sharpest shave possible and to give your straight razor a long life. Comes with yellow strop paste. Made out of cow leather and looks really neat.
Böker Shaving soap with Aloe Vera is perfect for those with sensitive skin and wants to give your skin a nice luster. Aloe vera helps refresh the skin at the same time as it soothens irritations that easily occurs whilst shaving thus making it very easy to achieve a perfect shave in an easy way.