Meticulously engineered, beautifully crafted and most likely the sharpest blade you will ever own. Look after your razor well and it will last for years and years.
There is a general consensus among those who shave with a cut-throat that razors directly from the factory are not truly shave-ready (even though the manufacturers often claim that they are). They will shave, but still require finishing to give a really smooth and comfortable shave. That is why at Gentlemans Blade we hand-hone and strop all of the cut-throats we sell. Make sure that no matter who you purchase your cut-throat razor from that it has been properly honed, or you will need to get it honed yourself.
So how sharp is a truly shave-ready cut-throat razor? There is a simple test to see if your razor is sharp enough to shave with - the hanging hair test (HHT).