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This is a dubl duck Goldedge, straight razor that was made in Solingen, Germany. dubl duck razors are considered by many to be among the best razors ever made and are one of the most sought after razors. This particular dubl duck Goldedge is in perfect defect and blemish free condition, with one chnage from it's factory condition. That is the goldwash. When factory new the goldwash on dubl duck Goldedge razors usually looked okay, but this goldwash is fleeting and quite often rather soon developes a rusted and/or spotted ratty appearance. All goldwash is exactly that a wash and NOT a plateing. Goldwash is extremely light and just laid on the surface and so is very easily rubbed off by continuous wiping on a towel, etc., In a rather short time with the usual maintenance of wiping the tang and monkey tail. First specs and tiny spots disappear leaving a ratty appearance, that continues until the surface is quite ugly. Also, plain old age can be an enemy to goldwash. Since the goldwash does not wear well and is easily removed and it is extremely difficult to find a Goldedge razor "TODAY" that has satisfactory goldwash. The answer to this problem is to remove all the partially remaining ratty appearing goldwash to reveal the very smooth steel surface underneath to become what the majority of razor surface finishes are, an acceptable machined and polished surface. With my razors I go one step further and refinish the spine, tang and monkey tail to a very high beautiful lustrous mirror finish. That is precisely what has been done to this razor. Few razor makers go this far to provide this lustrous surface finish on the tang and monkey tail. This blade is 11/16 wide, is made of carbon steel with a hollow grind. Aesthetically flawless this razor is also in perfect mechanical condition. The blade opens and closes snug and smooth on the pivot pin and is well centered between the scales. It carries it's factory original, cracked ice, perlex type, 3-pin celluloid scales. These scales are in like new condition. This is a very high quality razor that will last a lifetime, and longer. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor is guaranteed to be shave ready.