A restored Kropp, an early English classic, hollow ground in Hamburg, Germany, 9/16" wide.
If you're looking for a fine introduction to straight razors, look no further. Kropp are legendary razors. This one is an early Kropp, ground in Hamburg, Germany. It's a superb shaving razor, made of excellent Sheffield steel.
The scales and spacer are the beautiful originals, made of an early plastic, now polished to a high sheen. The spacer is made of lead, which I have re-shaped. A lead spacer guarantees a balanced razor in the hand.
Kropp razors are also excellent first straight razors - they shave excellently and feel solid and dependable. They give no shocks and no surprises.
This razor is well over 100 years old, but will shave well for generations to come. Kropp razors are excellent razors, and were very popular. I have owned scores of Kropp razors and honed hundreds of them. I have never encountered a bad Kropp razor.
As is expected from a razor of this age, there are one or two marks or scars, which can be seen from the pictures. These cosmetic marks won't affect the razor at all.