Stanley Blade Holder was made by Stanley from 1936-1942. I not sure of the exact date this one was made. This is a number 198. The holder measures 5" long and is made of Japenese cast iron. It is used to hold razor-type and spoke shave cutters for honing. This one is in good shape. Please examine the photos carefully and closely. The photos clearly show the cosmetic condition of the item.