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This item sold on April 23, 2012.

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Don't see a razor you like or want a specific size or wood? Need matching razors for groomsmens gifts or as family gifts? I also do custom razors! E-mail me with your ideas and I will work with you to create a razor you love. Above are several customs I have done.

Here is a quick overview what I do.
I buy vintage or antique straight razors from antique markets, flea markets, ect. Some of them are more than 100 years old and most have quite a bit of wear on them. I look for razors without scales (the handle), that may be pitted or rusted but without too much hone wear and the edge is still in good shape. I then disassemble and clean the razor of dirt and grime. Using a progression of wet/dry sandpaper I hand sand the metal until the metal is shining again. This cleans off active rust but more often than not the pitting of the metal remains. As long as the edge is pit free it will not hurt the razor but sanding them down may result in sanding through the razor. I feel this is a good compromise between bringing the razor back to life and still keeping its character. Alternatively, Some razors have developed a deep patina over time or have etching that would be lost with sanding and look much better left natural. Lastly the blade gets a polish. Once the blade is complete I hand carve scales out of exotic wood, acrylic, ect. Once the scales are sanded smooth I seal the wood with lacquer, polyurethane or beeswax. This makes the material more water resistant and keeps the wood in good condition. Finally I assemble the straight razor with brass rod and washers.
In addition to restoring vintage razors I also can restore your personal razor. Keep that heirloom in the family!

Pricing:
Pricing is dependent on several factors.
-Model/type of razor: Some brands and sizes are rarer and more sought after. 8/8” is more valuable than a more common 5/8” for example.
-Condition of blade: With significant rust it can take up to 10 hours of hand sanding to remove.
-Scale material: Exotic woods, micarta, acrylic, domestic wood, if you have material already I can use that as well!
- Style: I can customize scales in a style/shape of y our choosing or use a standard design.
- Options: Metal lined scales/wedges, wood engraving, stabilizing pin, 3 pins are also available. You can also tell me what you’re looking for and we can come up with something that will work.

*Note: Most vintage razors are still sharp but they are never “shave ready.” My razors come unhoned and dull unless specified. I do not hone razors but will get your razor honed for an extra charge.

** Because these blades are vintage restores it is rare to find several exact matching razors. If you would like I can find similar blades that share similar sizes and styles, i.e. all 5/8's with round points.

Notice: While this razor is still sharp, it is not shave ready. It WILL need honing prior to shaving.

Keep in mind this is a razor, and it is extremely sharp. Caution is advised when handling

Must be 18 or older to buy
Buyer takes all responsibility for cuts or scrapes resulting from handling a sharp object.
International buyers: Contact seller to receive shipping quote.

Made-To-Order Custom Restore Razors

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: brass, exotic wood, metal, steel
  • Made to order
  • Only ships within United States.
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