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This Kropp straight razor was made in Sheffield, England. It is in excellent condition with some inconsequential, light surface ticks on the blade faces. Based on hone wear this razor shows very light, if any, previous usage. The Kropp Manufacturing Company was a London firm that made razors for the world market. Some of their razors were made and ground in Sheffield, some were made in Sheffield and ground in Hamburg. As printed on the reverse tang, this particular razor was made and ground in Sheffield, England. Kropp made razors of the highest quality and today are still well known, respected and sought after for their great shaving ability. The blade of this razor is 5/8 wide, made of carbon steel, with a hollow grind. It opens and closes snug and smooth on the pivot pin and is well centered between the scales. This blade carries black celluloid scales that are in ecxcellent condirtion. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes guaranteed to be shave ready.