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This is a dubl duck Goldedge, straight razor that was made in Solingen, Germany. dubl duck razors are considered by many to be among the best razors ever made and are one of the most sought after razors. This particular dubl duck Goldedge has a 6/8 wide blade which is a little wider than normally found in dd Goldedge razors. This razor is in perfect defect and blemish free condition. Appearing in unused condition, this razor shows almost no, if any, previous hone wear. Not a defect, but a chnage from it's factory condition is the goldwash that has is absent from the tang and monkey tail. When factory new the goldwash on dubl duck Goldedge razors usually looks okay, but this goldwash is fleeting and rather soon developes a spotted ratty appearance. All goldwash is exactly that a wash and NOT a plating. Goldwash is extremely light and just laid on the surface and so is very easily rubbed off in a rather short time with the usual maintenance of wiping the suface and underneath is what the majority of razor surface finishes are, a highly polished steel surface. As previously stated the blade on this razor is 6/8 wide, is made of carbon steel with a hollow grind. Aesthetically perfect this razor is also in perfect mechanical condition. The blade opens and closes snug and smooth on the pivot pin and is well centered between the scales. It carries it's factory original, cracked ice, perlex type, 3-pin celluloid scales. These scales are in like new condition. This is a very high quality razor that will last a lifetime, and longer. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor is guaranteed to be shave ready.