Deciding to give my long deceased grandfather straight edge razor a face lift. A little history... 3 generations of Kropp Razors... 1888-1896 Ground in Hamburg 1897-1910 (approx.) Made In England Ground In Hamburg 1919 (approx.)-1940 (approx.) Made And Ground In Sheffield. Eng, This one is made in England and ground in Hamburg circa 1897-1910. It had a lot of blade staining, some rust and DNA Before pics... These are hollow ground blades. Spent the day cleaning off the crud. Polished the blade to mirror finish. Re-ground the edge. Wet honed on Japanese water stones and then stropped to a shaving sharp finish on 3 grades of strops. Had wifey hold blade for final pics... I'm thinking Grandpa would be proud to see his shaver. May he rest in peace.