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This is a Beau Brummel straight razor that was made in Solingen, Germany by the Brummel Cutlery Company. Beau Brummel razors are highly sought after as one of the top quality razors in design, manufacture, and shaving quality. History note: All three comopanies of dubl duck fame, Bresnick, Bresduck and Pearlduck were suppy houses, (distributors) and they didn't manufacture anything. All the razors they sold were made by various razor manufacturing companies. Beau brummel was originally marketed by them as well as others. Later on Pearlduck got to be the exclusive distributer for Beau Brummel razors. Beau Brummel razors were made by the Beau Brummel Company in Solingen Germany. The Beau Brummel Copmpany was in business in Solingen, Germany from 1930 to 1952. This particular Brummel razor is in excellent condition.Lack of hone wear indicates this razor saw almost no, if any, usage. This razor's blade is 5/8 wide, is made of carbon steel with a hollow grind. The blade opens and closes with proper tension and well centered between the scales. Recently honed and stropped to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.