Boker Kalashnikov 73 Liner Lock Knife

Boker Kalashnikov 73 Liner Lock
Boker Kalashnikov 73 Liner Lock

You already know you can pick up the Boker Kalashnikov automatic knife in the new, smaller size. This 73 series has been extremely popular.  Well now you can get the 73 in a manual folder liner lock edition.  Built with a thumb stud to slide the blade open, this knife is the perfect pocket knife for someone who wants a well built knife that will stand up to heavy abuse.  With an AUS8 blade and an aluminum handle that is built for comfort, the Boker Kalashnikov folder knives are perfect.  And now they come in the smaller size.

Boker Folder Knives

We just put six different styles of Boker Folder Knives up on the shelves.  These knives are solid built, pocket knives that will perform.  Check out the pictures and order your favorite today.

Boker Mini Kalashnikov Auto Knives

Boker Mini Kalashnikov auto knives are in stock.  These little versions of the extremely popular Boker 74 Kalashnikov series are perfect for pocket carry.  Just the right size, the auto conversion Mini Kalashnikov knives have fast action and nice tight lock up.

Boker Mini Kalashnikov
Boker Mini Kalashnikov

The Straight Razor

Bear & Son RazorAbout 15 years ago I was given a straight razor.  It seemed cool when I opened the present.  It came with the razor, some old school powder that mixed into foam as well as a small brush to apply the foam.  It felt very old school.  Until I tried the razor.  Then it just felt painful. My face burned for the next few weeks as I kept trying to figure out the “trick” to using a straight razor.  I’m quite certain I didn’t know what the crap I was doing.

So over the past few years I have watched bemusedly as the straight razor craze has slowly grown.  We even started carrying a few razors from Bear & Son as well as Boker.  People are definitely buying these old style razors–I’m curious whether they are buying them for a collection or if they are using them on their faces.

We had a company rep in the other day that was explaining to us the intricacies of the straight razor.  Apparently, the best razors will bend slightly if you press them at about a 30 degree angle on your thumbnail.  Don’t get crazy here–you are pressing down to see if the razor bends just slightly–you aren’t actually trying to cut something.  If you cut your thumbnail, you did it wrong.  Don’t come crying.  The rep claimed that the very best razors will give you the closest shave you have ever had.  It could be true.  Or he could have been selling something. 

I may have to give the old straight razor another try.  It can’t be much worse than any of the three or four electric razors that feel like a bunch of tiny fingers individually pulling my face hairs out at high speed.  Whenever I talk to a razor company about how uncomfortable their electric razors are, they tell me that I must need new razor heads. I get a bit fired up when I hear this from them–those stupid machines feel like that right out of the box.  Maybe they should make a razor that actually works like they claim it will.   I absolutely hate shaving.  If anyone has had a great experience with any style of razor–let me know what they use.

To me, it seems that the buyers of straight razors are one of three things:

  1. Nostalgic Collectors
  2. Know something I don’t about how to use a straight razor
  3. Flat out crazy.

Maybe I will give the straight razor a try again–it couldn’t have hurt that much, could it have?