We recognize that many people are just looking for an affordable straight razor that will shave well. The Budget section lists straight razors we feel are an exceptional value. Budget does NOT mean junk. These are common razors that are cleaned up, Honed Shave Ready and kept in their original scales when possible. There will be no chips in the blades, but you may find a minor pit or wear marks as the result of many years of use. With that said we have given these razors a new lease on life, many are near perfect.