Boker Straight Razors have an international reputation for quality. Since 1869, Boker has made straight razors in their factory in Solingen, Germany. Over the years they have earned an international reputation for quality through the use of the best materials and workmanship. After World War II, the use of straight razors declined, but Boker has revived the old tradition through an exhaustive 170 individual production step process. These new razors can successfully pass the "finger nail test". Only the edge of a perfectly ground blade can be visibly bent on your thumbnail and returns immediately to its original shape when released.