This, the Dovo 1186811 "Flowing" Grenadille Straight Razor sports African Blackwood with a satin polished 6/8 blade. The shoulderless blade feels very good in hand, and the sculpted spine gives this German product a distinct appearance of a handmade item. It is a very comfortable and well balanced razor, generally appreciated and preferred by gentlemen with bigger hands. Quite a mean looking blade, like something Conan the Barbarian would use as his daily shaver to get around that chunky jawline. As with any Dovo, well worth the investment!