The Mason Pearson Pocket Comb is handmade in Switzerland. The comb is 5 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. This traditional comb is the perfect comb for taking with you on your daily adventures. Unique Features of Mason Pearson Combs: Each tooth is highly polished to eliminate any rough edges. Ends of the teeth are rounded. Handmade in Switzerland. Made to the same exacting standards to which their brushes are produced. Finest Materials: Mason Pearson combs are made from an acrylic resin called zyle. The zyle used in Mason Pearson combs comes from Mazzucchelli, the premiere manufacturer in Europe located in Italy. The reason for using such an expensive material is the ability to polish it to a smooth finish. Other combs, which are made from less expensive materials, cannot be polished down to a completely smooth surface. So, using a less expensive comb can damage the hair, because the surface of the teeth have barbs that can catch and pull the hair strand causing split ends and breakage.