Straight Razor in the style of 1550-1600

A Straight Razor from the 2nd half of the 16th century.

Loosely based on examples found in the Gnalić shipwreck, Croatia, tentatively identified as the Venetian merchant ship "Gagiana", which sank during a storm in 1583, with a cargo of German and Venetian trade goods; including ceramic and glassware from Venice, rolls of latten sheet and wire, spectacles, and razors from Germany.

This example is an O1 steel hollow-ground straight razor with one-piece boxwood handle, slotted by hand to form the handle.  It is sharpened to around a 4000 grit edge, but not honed to razor-sharpness.