Strop and Razor
At The Classic Edge we believe in only selling the best. But in this case we are making an exception based on our clients requests. 90% of the reason being the economy. Another reason is that so many send us Gold Dollars for sharpening and we have to turn them away due to the razor having too many problems. So we have purchase a few hundred of these and selected a small number that are in fair condition that can be customized. This Gold Dollar Straight Razor is in no way a replacement for other brands like Boker, Thiers-Issard or Dovo. You will not get a Zen like shave that a German or French razor can give for triple the price, in other words you get what you pay for. Yet we are not just going to sell you another Gold Dollar like you may find anywhere else on the net, we believe in taking our razors to the next level and this is no exception. Gold Dollars sold without a professional upgrade are basically crap. They have problems with the Stabilizers and the grind is terrible. The spine always needs to be redone so it is true, and of course they are NOT fit to shave with. Yet on the other hand the metal is sound. So at The Classic Edge we re-grind each razor, fix the point since the original point is so poorly shaped. Then we re-polish the blade and align the spine correctly. The original finish is still on the tang which we do not re-polish as there would be too much labour raising the price. We also keep in mind when reworking the blade to not let it heat up and affect the Temper. This is done with water cooled grinding. Once all these upgrades are complete we professionally sharpen the razor to "Shave Ready". Now what will you be getting at this point? There will not be a perfect Boker like finish but a fair satin finish. A Straight Razor that will give a fair shave, please note that we are stating a FAIR shave. This means you can shave without the razor pulling and tugging at the hairs. I have been corrected by a couple of clients that called me. It seems that I should state that some have had a Zen like shave.(This is subject to opinion) So maybe I was a little harsh in my appraisal. What matters here is that we supply you with a Straight Razor that will give you your money's worth and help you learn the Art of Straight Razor Shaving. It will make a great starter razor for a beginner to learn on. In other words you will have an everyday work horse that will get the job done for an ultra low price. Now some clients swear that these razors are great and everyone has their opinion. I personally have shaved with a Gold Dollar that I have upgraded and was pleasantly surprised, but NOT blown away. So if you are new to Straight Razor Shaving and do not want to spend a lot of money getting started, this is the way to go.
Also included is a Corium 3" Board Strop, Dim: 3"w x 10"Long
As a small family run business we take great pride not only in our Customer Service but our Craftsmanship. What sets us apart from other shaving stores? Other vendors state that their razors are "Shave Ready" when in fact they are not. We professionally sharpen each razor with a progression of 1K to 12K followed by extremely low Micron abrasives like Iron Oxide, Chromium Oxide and 0.25 Micron Diamond. Imagine that you ask the store if they use Chromium Oxide and they answer "What is that?". Time to look elsewhere! Also included is a FREE follow up honing, now this is NOT a gimmick to sell razors...This is our way to get you to continue to use your razor, because if you continue to use your razor there is the future possibility that you will make purchases from us again. It's a mutual friendship and our job is to help you on your journey to becoming an experienced Straight Razor Shaver. Also remember our "No questions asked" return policy. At The Classic Edge you are what counts, because without you there would be no Classic Edge! Please keep in mind that this is a Carbon Steel Blade, meaning you should oil your razor after every use!
Straight Razor orders are special compared to other orders, which is why we ask that you wait an extra 2 - 3 days for us to prepare your razor. This is not something you want rushed, as there are many more steps involved in making sure your razor is not only "Crazy Sharp" but also 100% Bacteria FREE! Would you rather buy from a store that ships out the same day and get a razor that was not sanitized and sharpened? Nothing is worse that receiving a Straight Razor as a gift and then finding out that you have to send it away to be sharpened for $30 plus shipping! We cannot thank you enough for visiting our online store and hope you have a wonderful day!
Grind: Half Hollow
Metal: Carbon Steel
Handle: Black Plastic