ZY shaving straight razors are pretty much one of the best options out there if you are looking for a straight on a budget. The blades are made of decent steel, and they are one of the few manufacturers to offer a range of cheaper razors in carbon and stainless steel. They hold an edge pretty well and is preferred by some over Gold Dollars as they do not require modification of the stabilizers to ease the sharpening process on water stones. This model is made with a carbon steel blade, and ivory coloured plastic scales. Weighing in at 52 grams it is a medium weigh razor, the plastic scales are not as durable as resin or wood, but this razor looks quite nice with its shiny pinning. its appearance reminds of vintage razors in ivory and bone that were very popular a hundred years or so back. The blade grind is half-hollow and is 70 mm long with a width of around 6/8, or just over 20 mm.