Early razors made of horn, flint or stone with bone handles have been excavated from these caves and scientifically carbon tested.
In reality, collectors throughout the world repeatedly refer to items that are less then one hundred years old as antiques.
Scientists have proven that shaving and razors date as far back as to the days of the cavemen.
Archeologists have found caves with pictures of crudely drawn men with very short beards, and other men that were beardless.
Barberiana, the term given to collectible items that have to do with shaving, encompasses razors from the earliest times to the present.
However, a question often arises as to what actually is an antique.
It is often said that a piece has to be one hundred years old to be called an antique.
Many collectors argue against the validity of the one hundred-year old rule, which was put into place by a United States customs law.
Many antique razor collectors build their collections around straight razors of the 18th and 19th centuries.
A few collectors search for razors that date back to much earlier times.