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This is a Jon Engstrom straight razor that was made in Eskilstuna, Sweden. There was also a John Engstrom that made razors in Little Valley, N.Y. Sometimes these two are mistaken, but there is no relationship between the two. Based on the lack of previous hone wear ths razor appears to be in unused condition. It is in absolutely all around flawless condition. The blade is 5/8 wide, is made of carbon steel with a hollow grind and very lustrous mirror finished blade faces. This razor has it's original factory celluloid scales that are in perfect condition.
This is one of today's most sought after straight razors. 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.