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This razor was made in Germany by the Imperial Razor, Company. This company was in business from 1886 until 1945. This particualr blade model was most likely used on many of the razors made from the 1800's through the 1900's, until the company went out of business. Therefore, it is difficult to determione exactly when this razor was made. The only clue is the original black celluloid scales, because they are in like new condition is an indication this razor is of newer vintage. Most likely around 1925 to 1945. The blade shows practically no, if any, previous usage. It is in perfect defect and blemish free condition. It has an 11/16 wide, carbon steel, hollow ground blade. This is a high quality razor that will be a great shaving companion, and last for more than a lifetime. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.