Hand made in the center of the USA, these blades are guaranteed to provide many years of quality shaving experiences. From the grind of the blade to the finish of the wooden handle, each piece of this quality blade is hand made from start to finish, giving each one its own unique attributes. This functional piece of American made art would be well placed in any collection. Every straight razor that I make is hand made right here in the United States. Each one is carbon steel pinned with either brass or nickle silver rod with wood scales/handle and a durable yet beautiful finish. The advantage of the western style Kamisori vs traditional styles is that the western style allows for ambidexterous use while the traditional japanese style is asymmetrically ground, with only one side built to stay against your skin. The handle is a design I made myself, combining my experience with handles in knife making with the angles and pressure required for traditional wet shaving to provide a grip that's not only comfortable and secure, but also allows you greater control of the blade you put your trust into.