The Blackness: represents the darkness from which we began, meaning our past lives for some vessels of dishonor.

The Gold:  represents what we have become, vessels of honor.

 “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” – 2 Timothy 2:20-21

Balance A straight razor is properly balanced when the weight of the blade and handle are equal.

Finish: The “Finish” of the blade means its surface or polish. The polished steel finish is best because it lasts longer and does not hide the quality of the steel. Finish – To give final touches to; perfection.

Temper: The temper of the blade means the degree of hardness of the steel. Temper as drawn by a process of heating and cooling. The temper of a razor runs fairly uniform, but the temper of some razors are soft, medium, or hard. The tempered blades are preferred since they hold their edge longer, Temper – (1) To Toughen (2) The degree of hardness and resiliency of a metal.