HendrixClassicsCo

Nashville, Tennessee | 12 Sales

HendrixClassicsCo

Nashville, Tennessee 12 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (7)
Pete Hendrix

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About

Hendrix Classics: About Us

I'm Pete Hendrix from Nashville, TN and have two passions I want to share. First, I'm committed to helping the world have a better shave.

Next, I really enjoy making premium quality straight razors and knives for others - at a quality level to be passed through generation after generation. It matters to me that customers are delighted and love their item.

Artisan craftsmanship goes beck generations in my family. My mother enjoyed making and refinishing furniture. My grandfather harvested lumber and made many things. One that stands out is an exact replica of one of George Washington's foot lockers.

I've continued the tradition with knives, straight razors and leather accessories.

I would be honored to make an heirloom product for your family.

Transparency about handmade items:

Our products are handmade in Nashville, TN USA. We don't make steel blades and parts and have listed our partners and what they do. We complete manufacturing on most parts and blades.

Shop members

  • Pete Hendrix

    Owner

    Pete Hendrix is founder of Hendrix Classics. He is committed to helping the world have a better shave. He also enjoys making heirloom quality straight razors and knives for others.

Production partners

  • Alabama Damascus Steel

    Jacksonville, AL

    Alabama Damascus makes the steel and creates the knife blank. We finish the blank, add handmade scales and sharpen the knife. Most of the value is added by our craftsmen.

  • DOVO, Solingen

    Solingen, Germany

    All my razors have brand new, unused DOVO Solingen brand blades. DOVO is one of three well known manufacturers considered to make the best blades today. This comment doesn’t apply to craftsman, such as folks on Etsy, and other small shops. I like Dovo because all their blades are made to the same

  • Gillette

    Boston, MA

    We use Gillette blades as part of our starter kit.

  • Jantz Supply

    Davis, OK

    Jantz is a large knife supply company that also manufactures knife blanks. We make the scales, finish the knife and sharpen it by hand. Most of the work and value is added by our craftsmen.

  • Rockler Woodworking

    Medina, MN

    We purchased the blade blank from them, though ultimately, the blank was made in China from 440C steel. We made the scales (handle), attached them to the knife, finished the knife and sharpened the blade. Most of the value was added by our craftsmen.

  • unknown

    Nashville, TN

    Our shaving soap is made by a local artisan. We handle the scents.

  • USA Knife

    Mankato, MN

    We purchased the blade blank from them, though ultimately, the blank was made in China from 440C steel. We made the scales (handle), attached them to the knife and sharpened the blade. Most of the value was added by our craftsmen.

  • Various Companies that Make Shaving Brushes

    Shanghai, China

    We source shaving brushes from China and use different providers.

  • Weishi

    Shanghai, China

    The double-edged safety razors are made in China by Weishi.

  • Wholesale Supplies Plus

    Independence, OH

    Wholesale Supplies Plus provides a variety of products for personal care products companies.

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Last updated on Oct 23, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to make custom scales (handles), Straight Razors, Knives and sheaths for you. I estimate 2-3 weeks for custom orders where I have materials in stock and an additional week if I have to order anything.

I can refer you to websites with scale (handle) material if you want to peruse them.

You can order scale material and have it sent to me if preferred.

Care instructions

Most straight razors are made of carbon steel, which means that they'll rust or spot if you leave water on them for more than a few minutes after use.

After shaving:

1. Use a wet cloth to GENTLY wipe the blade, not touching the blade edge. Follow this with a dry cloth.

2. MOST IMPORTANTLY, take a piece of paper towel and run it between the scales, removing all water. Failure to do this step causes the most trouble

3. Purchasing a stainless steel razor makes sense if you aren't sure that you'll be consistent with the directions above or if you live at the beach.

4. Some people put a very light coat of oil on carbon steel blades - depending on humidity and salt in the air.

Is a straight razor a good gift for someone currently using disposable cartridges for shaving?

Quality straight razors are expensive. We don't want you to spend a lot on a straight razor, only to find that the recipient doesn't like it.

Here is an article I wrote that gives you the information needed to decide if a straight is a good gift.

https://hendrixclassics.com/blogs/blog/is-shaving-with-a-straight-razor-right-for-me

We provide resources to help folks learn to use a straight razor and will hop on a Skype session if needed.