I saw this razor on eBay and was about to pass it up, but noticed it was the long blade stop 1914 and so I kept coming back to it for a couple of weeks and it just didn't go away. Finally I found another razor to buy from the vendor and asked if he would give me a discount if I got this razor along with the one I purchased. It arrived today and it was as ugly as the original pics showed. There seems to be some corrosion along the rear right of the top cap and it looks like someone put a match to it. The handle looks like it could use some polishing, but the base looked pretty much intact. I got this soaking in Dawn right now and will get to work on it tomorrow. Overall, I think I can get it running again.