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Here is a very unusual straight razor. It is a De Pew's. It is unusual and funky because of the extra long monkey tail that this particular brand of razor has. As far as information to this razor's history, like most straight razors the history is sketchy to none. About all that is available is that the company was in business from 1882 in England with William H. De Pew as the sole owner. I can find no record as to how long the company was in business. What is known is that the De Pews razors were made to the highest quality standards, are nice shavers, providing a somewhat different shaving experience. This particular De Pews razor shows light hone wear. This razor has been completely refinished on all steel surfaces, i.e., blade faces, tang, spine and monkey tail, and polished to better than new condition. It is in perfect aesthetic and mechanical condition. The tang engraving reads, De Pew's Patent June 6 1882. The blade features are, 4/8 wide, made of carbon steel with a wedge grind. This blade carries what appears to be the factory original scales. They are made of celluloid. FYI, celluloid was invented in 1876 when it began to be used for many things, knife handles, jewelry, razor scales, etc. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.