Mine arrived today it appeaes to be a V3. Then again it ay be NOS, blades all wrapped, strop wrapped, insteuctions still folded, case stiff to open, a slighty film of oil in between the blade head and where the balde sits, and absolutely no marks, scratches scum or rust anywhere. Shaved with it after a clean with a feather blade and while not BBS certainly better than DFS. No irratation, cuts or weepers. A nice clean shave.