Picked this up on ebay on the cheap. good news N.O.S bad, Microtome. unlike others though this is not half wedge half hollow. its like a true wedge but with one side a bit steeper than the other. german steel. very thin blade. gave it a french tip .wood from my woodcraft combo pack. no wedge just thinned the wood and left the wedge area proud. gave it an angle. just like some of the old horn and plastic built in wedge scales ya see. worked the tail to my liking. its a good shaver, and now I can forget it was a microtome. thanks fer lookin. p.s. I got all this great wood and none of its labled. anyone know what this is?