BLADE IS ONLY FACTORY PRE-HONED AND MUST STILL BE FINISH HONED TO BE SHAVE READY!! Brand New Thiers-Issard Straight Razor. The 6/8" wide blade has a round tip with black horn scales. The blade also has a festooned decorated spine and the Bison Logo in black . One of the worlds finest shaving instruments, as well as, a work of art and craftsmanship. Thiers-Issard has been manufacturing straight razors in France since 1884. Carbonsong C135 Steel ~ Legendary Singing Blade. Forged and ground, not cast. Very handsome looking razor. Deep coarse jimps on bottom extending into heel area. Included is an exquisite hand made leather travel pouch. Several steps up from an entry level blade. This is a great deal on a legendary blade and will last more than a lifetime.