If you're looking for a razor stand, this is the one to buy. It's very solid and made of stainless steel. Chrome plated steel razor stands will rust. I bought the Colonel Conk Classic Shave Stand 775 Chrome about a year ago and it started to rust after about nine months. The Colonel Conk razor stand and all others of that style have a stamped sheet metal base with an iron weight which is extremely prone to rust. Once the rust starts it can't be halted. The Colonel Conk razor stand ended up in the trash. This Deluxe "Modern" Stainless Steel Safety Razor stand looks better than the pictures. The pictures don't do it justice. The base is solid stainless steel and very heavy. If you're in the market for a safety razor and shaving brush stand, I don't think you'll be disappointed with this high quality solid stainless steel safety razor and shaving brush stand. Avoid any razor stand that isn't 100% stainless steel construction. If the item description isn't clear about all the materials, don't buy it. I highly recommend this safety razor stand, because it's not likely to rust, it's very high quality, and it's a very elegant design. This stand would be more versatile if it had a double brush, two wide slot holder, then it would be fully compatible with the Merkur Futur. Perhaps the seller could offer this as an option.