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This is a Henry Martin, straight razor that was made in Germany and distributed by Theo A. Kochs Co, in Chicago. This company made top quality straight razors in Germany. Because not many razors in comparison to many razor companies was made by Martin, it is what is called a sleeper razor. Not well known and for this reason it does not have the highest value among razor brands, but it is as well made and of the best steel as any razor made. It's shaving quality is right up there with the best shaving razors. Tis particular razor is in excellent condition With brand new black celluloid scales attached to the blade. This blade is 5/8 wide, is made of carbon steel with a hollow grind and is in excellent condition. Mechanically this razor is in perfect working condition in every aspect. The blade opens and closes nice and snug and perfectly centered between the scales. Recently honed to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.