How to Sharpen a Straight Edge Razor

If you're like most people, you probably think that a straight edge razor is something that's only used by barbers. However, they can be used for personal grooming as well. In fact, many people find that using a straight edge razor gives them a closer shave than they would get with a disposable blade. But before you can enjoy the close shave that comes with using a straight edge razor, you first need to learn how to sharpen it properly. We will show you how to do just that!

Purchase A Honing Stone

The first thing you need to do is purchase a honing stone. This is what you will use to actually sharpen the blade of your razor. You can find these online at The Classic Edge Shaving Store. Once you have your honing sharpening stonefor razor blades, it's time to get started!

Soak Your Honing Stone

To start, soak your honing stone in water for about five minutes. This will help to keep the stone from drying out and damaging the blade of your razor. Next, find a comfortable place to sit or stand while you work. You'll want to make sure that you have a good amount of light so that you can see what you're doing.

Sharpen Your Straight Edge Razor

Now it's time to start sharpening! Place the blade of your razor on the honing stone at a 20-degree angle. Then, using even strokes, move the blade back and forth across the stone. Remember to keep the same angle throughout the entire process. After about 50 strokes, you should start to see a burr forming on the edge of the blade. This is a good sign that you're doing it correctly!

Once you see the burr, flip the blade over and repeat the process on the other side. After a few minutes of sharpening, your razor should be nice and sharp. This process is easy to do and if you need sharpening help, feel free to contact us. Now all that's left to do is enjoy your close shave!