This is an entry level American Made straight razor. The quality and value of this product line is hard to beat. The blades are grinded, beveled and honed in the mountains of North Idaho. Made from fine grain Austrian tool steel, with hand pinned scales, the quality is easily felt and with proper care, the razor will last a lifetime. If you’re ready to step up to the plate and get a nicer production straight razor, this is a great brand to start with. It may be your last.