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This is a J. A. Henckels Friodur INOX straight razor that was made in Solingen, Germany. Showing no previous hone wear this razor is in perfect, blemish and defect free condition. The steel of this razor is stainless steel that was treated by the cryogenic hardening process. The cryogenic hardening process is accomplished at temperatures approximately 80 degrees below zero, and the outcome of this method of tempering assures a blade with an extra sharp and longer lasting cutting edge than plain carbon steel blades. They also are easier to take care of since they have great rust resistance compared to plain carbon steel blades. This blade is 6/8 wide with hollow grind. This blades scales are the factory original, lightly grained, yellow colored, celluloid with the Friodur silver emblem and two stick men on the front scale. Recently honed and stropped to provide a smooth, close and comfortable shave, this razor comes to you guaranteed shave ready.