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This is a Shapleigh straight razor that was made in Germany for the Shapleigh Hdwr., Co., in St. Louis, MO. Back in the day, Shapleigh razors were moderately priced and well thought of by many. This quality and moderate price garnered it's share of the more common market. Whoever bought this razor bought it, put it away and never used it, as the hone wear shows no previous usage. It is in perfect defect and blemish free condition. This razor has a 5/8 wide, carbon steel, hollow ground blade. This blade carries brand new black celluloid scales that have a nice matte surface finish. Honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.