This is a hand forged straight razor, sent shave ready. A wet shaving enthusiast go to razor and a perfect men’s gift, or barbers gift. Fully handmade, I create my razors one at a time, built to order. ***IMPORTANT!! READ CAREFULLY!!*** YOU ARE PURCHASING A BUILT TO ORDER STRAIGHT RAZOR. I DO NOT CARRY INVENTORY. EACH RAZOR BEGINS PRODUCTION ONCE THE ORDER IS RECEIVED. A 6-8 WEEK LEAD TIME IS NEEDED FOR THE HAND FORGING AND FINISHING WORK OF THE RAZOR. How do my razors shave? Check this quick video to see! Link: https://youtu.be/HSCa_VSMHvA I am a Bladesmith that does not compromise on quality. Every razor I make is individually hand forged. One at a time. With patience and attention to detail given at every step. This is a brand new straight razor. Hand forged, and custom built, and is a five (5) layer steel. Built much like San Mai steel, (which is three layers) where the center layer becomes the edge, this steel is a bit different, and of a type not found very often, if ever. I have clad a high carbon core to a stainless steel outer jacket. The time and difficulty to accomplish this means that most Bladesmiths will not attempt this combination. To my knowledge, I am the only razor smith in the world building this type of razor. Details! The edge of the blade is high carbon, and tests at a 62-63 HRC. The spine is layered in stainless, and provides the blade with unmatched durability and protection. It is scaled in Cocobolo, with traditional brass pinning and the wood is finished with cyanoacrylate acid for a water proof seal. The wedge is stainless steel taken from the same billet that the blade was made from. As a craftsman, I create my razors for performance. As an artist, I make them to be beautiful as well. Owning one of my razors is an experience in itself. You are starting a legacy and purchasing a perfectly crafted tool to be passed down, from generation to generation. There is no mass production here. These razors are bespoke. Completely hand made. Individual, non-duplicable, each one a single, personal masterpiece. Blade shown has a Square Point. You may select from Square, Round, French, Spanish, or Barber’s Notch during the purchasing process. To see examples of my types of tips, go to: https://www.jmgsteelworks.com/point-types-chart.html Blade size can be from 8/8 to 3/8 and selected during purchasing – 5/8 is the most popular size. I Ship worldwide. International buyers are responsible for all import fees, duties, vat, and/or customs charges.