Straight Razor Honing/Sharpening Service (Minor Damage)
The regular charge for our Minor Damage Straight Razor Sharpening Service is $40 plus shipping and tax, and is meant exclusively for razors with slight damage, in need of minor repair.
This includes razors with small chips, less than 1/8 inches (3.175 mm).
Unfortunately, we can not accept razors that have rust or pitting on the blade, as it makes them unable to be fully sanitized.
When you mail in your razor, be sure to include a little note stating the scope of work to be done!
NOTE: Currently, the turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. We apologize greatly for the inconvenience! Ideally, professional honing services would be offered anywhere straight razors are sold; as this is yet to be the case, we do our best to keep up!
But trust us when we say, this wait is by no means a bad thing! Proper honing is something that simply cannot be rushed, as much as we wish there was a machine that could it for us! However, due to their unique nature, different razors often require an equally different level of treatment. We consider every straight razor to have its own spirit and disposition and, because of this, give each the careful, considerate, and personal attention it deserves.
Our experienced Honemeister, Phil, is nothing short of extreme when it comes to quality, and insists every razor he touches be made nothing shy of absolutely perfect.
That being said, if you only have one razor, and simply cannot wait for the perfect, shave-ready straight razor you are guaranteed with our service, please do not hesitate to call us at 416-574-1592 and let us know to speed up your order if there is a rush!
About Our Service and Shipping Procedure:
Hands-down, the most important part of any straight razor, when it comes to achieving that completely clean, close, and comfortable shave, is a blade that has been sharpened to its maximum potential. We firmly believe that the key to truly enjoying the coveted art of traditional straight razor shaving, is a blade worthy of the practice.
We understand that, while incredibly worthwhile, personally learning to sharpen your razors can be quite the investment of time and money. Instead, we have made our world-class honing service not only available, but as easy as possible; in order to ensure all of our customers are able to maintain perfectly sharpened razors, without the hassle!
Or, for those interested in learning to hone themselves, the use of our service is a great way to understand exactly what a professional-quality hone should look and feel like. In fact, we encourage all new honers to send their razors in a few times, as it provides a perfect example of a straight razor that has been made completely "Shave Ready."
Either way, if you entrust to us this special privilege, like all other straight razors leaving the Classic Edge, we will take great care to ensure this edge is perfect in every way. As always, a final polishing will be done after honing, to give this razor the remarkable shine it had the day it came out of the factory. We also check the pivot pin for proper movement, and make sure that the blade is centered correctly; while in our hands, we take the extra time to tighten the pins, guaranteeing a smooth, freely moving blade.
Please Ship to the following address:
The Classic Edge Shaving Store 23 College Avenue, Box 330 Port Rowan, Ontario N0E 1M0, Canada
For razors coming from the U.S.A and all other International Countries: On the customs and declaration, please mark a low value of $10.00 and state that this purchase is a "Repair Service." Otherwise, we will be charged with customs and duties fee. Please do not state the cost of your razor!
For all customers, we do not accept cheques; please only purchase on the Classic Edge website, thank you! Keep in mind, whether in a bubble envelope or a small box, it is best to pack your razor with cardboard on each side (ideally in a coffin box), and place it in a waterproof plastic bag in order to fully protect it.
We know that mailing out a prized straight razor can sometimes be daunting; so, to ensure all of our customers are completely comfortable and confident when it comes to sending their razors out for sharpening, we offer a few additional shipping insurance options! The following options cover the specified amount, for their own individual fee:
Coverage up to$250 (+11 CAD)
Coverage up to$350 (+$14 CAD)
Coverage up to$450 (+$16 CAD)
Coverage up to$550 (+$18 CAD)
Coverage up to$750 (+$21 CAD)
Coverage up to$1000 (+$25 CAD)
Coverage up to$1500 (+$31 CAD)
Coverage up to$2500 (+$45 CAD)
If you don't wish to purchase any additional insurance, the regular sharpening price is also available! Without additional insurance, the regular cost will cover up to $100.
Below is a list of straight razor brands we hone:
Boker of Germany
Dovo of Germany
Wacker of Germany
Thiers Issard of France. Except Le Legend models or Petit
NOTE: if your razor is not here, please call us to make sure we accept the brand you have. Or, if you feel a razor brand should be included in our list, feel free to let us know, as there is always room for new, quality razor makers! Keep in mind, however, while there are many custom razor makers out there, only a handful produce high-quality razors; so, we encourage you to ask questions before you decide to buy one. Can it be honed like a regular straight razor? If not, 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 necessarily mean it is a proper Straight Razor.
This difference is incredibly important to us, as the quality of every razor leaving The Classic Edge is, above all else, paramount.