I have an interest in knowing just how many people that there are in the whole world have the skill & means to actually grind one of these genuine hollow ground straight razors that we so love to use. Ill start off with some guesses. Ralf Aust - 1 grinder, himself Thiers-Issard - 3 grinders, maybe 4 Wacker Razor - 1+, the current patriarch (semi-retired at about 80) part time, and his son the 4th generation Dovo - maybe 10 grinders Boker - ? Gold Dollar - ? Rasoir Sabre - 1 grinder, Ertan Suer Jerry Stark - is he still active Max Sprecher - 1 grinder, himself Portland razors - 1 grinder, also sells Dovo & Thiers-Issard So ... maybe 30 in the whole world? I’m glad to have had the opportunity to buy some of this stuff in my lifetime. Who do we want to see go out of business, and why?