Yes, a flat ground "cut throat" is going to be hard to find indeed. My Great grandfather had one, but one of his daughter's (my great aunt's) grabbed everything when he died, and probably threw it away, because she was like that. His was very, very old, worn and rusted, but some time with a whet-rock would have made it look OK. His had a hard rubber handle on it. I have my mother's grandfather's wooden shaving "cup" which is only about a 1/2" deep and either American Beech or possibly Bald Cypress. It's over 150 years old, and I have some of my mother's maternal grandmother's cast iron cookware, which may have been her mother's! I have two sizes of iron skillets, a griddle and what people today call a "Dutch Oven" but is really a fireplace oven. You can't buy cast iron cooking utensiles like these today for any price. I also have some of her tinware skillets and a huge coffee pot (about 3 gallons). These were made for cooking over an open fire, or on hot coals. The tiny Civil War "Coffee boiler's" pots are being made as reproductions now. And mine is modern, but I'm proud to own an Alladin's Magic Lamp, with a nickel-silver font and a "Flower Garden" glass shade. When the power's off, I have a 300 watt "halogen" light that will burn 8-9 hours on 6 oz. of kerosene or lamp oil.It doesn't smell or smoke either.