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This is a C.V. Heljestrand model 4, straight razor that was made in Eskilstuna, Sweden. This razor is in perfect blemish and defect free condition. No previous honing indicates this razor was never used or used only a couple of times. Heljestrand razors is one of today's most sought after straight razors. The blade ofthis razor is 5/8 wide, is made of carbon steel and is hollow ground with highly mirror finished blade faces. Engraved on the front blade face is the name HOFFRITZ who was a New York distributor at the time this razor was initiallly imported from Heljestrand and sold. This blade carries it's original black celluloid factory scales. Recently honed and stropped to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave this razor comes guaranteed shave ready.
NOTE: Swedish steel was produced from Swedish iron ore, one of the purest iron ores known. It made such good steel that many countries imported it, including England, Germany and Japan. Some German razor manufacturers even opened their own mines in Sweden. Swedish steel makes a good, hard, edge-retaining steel.
If you have any interest this link leads to some history of Heljestrand razors.