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Straight Razor Honing:
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The most important aspect of enjoying Straight Razor shaving is having a blade that has been sharpened to it’s maximum potential. This is what provides that completely clean, close and comfortable shave that we Straight Razor users enjoy so much. Honing a Straight Razor is not like sharpening a knife. The stones used for Straight Razors are a much higher Grit rating -
A ‘full set’ of stones is quite an investment along with learning to hone being a task in itself, so why not send out your new razor to a Honemeister for proffesional attention. The Classic Edge Shaving Store is pleased to offer world class honing service provided by owner Phil Sanchez. Phil has spent years learning the art of sharpening a razor and brings that art and skill to each and every razor we sharpen. Each razor has a will of it's own, from a straight forward hollow ground that is perfectly flat on the stone, to a 9/8's smiling 100 year old Wedge that is warped from one end to the other. Let the experience of thousands and thousands of sharpened razors put the edge back on your razor.
The charge for our standard Straight Razor Sharpening service is $35 including return shipping. Included in the service is a cosmetic polish to brighten that now dull blade, we check the pivot pin for proper movement and that the blade is centered correctly, while in our hands we take the extra time to tighten the pins and insure you have a smooth free moving blade, minor repair are usually just taken care of but if there is more serious damage, we will inform you and dicuss what needs to be done (We do not restore Razors). The razors that require more than the “standard” service as a result of chips in the edge or poor condition will need extra care which we can decide what the next step is. The charge for honing or repairing these razors will be determined individually and require examination. We never take on any new out of the box task without the permission of the client.
How do I proceed once I have purchased this service? You will find our mailing address at the Contact page along with our phone number incase you would like to contact us. You can also email us from there. Mail in your razor and make sure to include a little note stating the scope of work to be done. We do not accept cheques. Please purchase on the Website only thank you.
When returning your Straight Razor we do not supply insurance as we do not know the value of your Straight Razor. Once a $200 razor is purchased it is no longer worth $200 like a car that just came off the lot. So if you feel you are sending in a High Value razor please contact us and ask for Insurance so we can quote you. Once your razor is in the hands of the carrier they are no longer the responsibility of The Classic Edge Shaving Store. We use Canada Post for all our shipping needs and have shipped thousands of razors without problems. Of course this doesn't mean they are perfect!
Boker of Germany
Dovo of Germany
Hart Steel Razors of The United States
Thiers Issard of France. Except Le Legend models or Petit
Wacker of Germany
We do not hone the following:
Giesen & Forsthoff
If you see a missing company please feel free to Contact Us to update this list, there is no question that there is room for a New Razor maker in the World! There are many Custom Razor makers out there, some make razors that are good and some don't. Ask questions before you buy one, can it be honed like a regular razor? If the answer is "No" then make sure the maker will re-hone the razor for you. Just because a Custom Razor maker is selling their razor for $1,500 does not mean it is a proper Straight Razor.