Our museum quality straight razor is a reproduction of a 19th century straight razor commonly in use during the Civil War. Before Mr. Gillette invented the disposable blade, men used “Straight Razors’ or, as those from England would say, “Cut Throats”. This particular razor is great for display but requires additional sharpening if it is to be used for everyday shaving. Approximately 6-1/2″ closed, 10-1/2″ when extended.