1. Razors are completed based on first come first serve. Our current turnaround time is to 5 - 7 weeks on average.
2. The Tune Up service is included in the price of your Revamp. Razors will be returned functioning as best as possible only being sent home when they complete several quality control checks. We have the knowldege and expertise to fix many razor issues. Unfortunately, we cannot go back in time, so please remember your razor is vintage and we can only do the best with the limitations of your razor. If you have specific questions about what to expect when your razor comes home to you, please call and speak with us before sending it in.
3. If at anytime you have a question about your Revamp please check the status then call us at 855.264.1199 or e-mail email@example.com
Finding a vintage razor online or at an antique store can be fun and an economical way to try out some of the classic performing models. However what do you do with the pitts, rust, worn plating and broken components that sometimes come with it? We designed our Revamp Service to address all of these issues and deliver to you a vintage razor that looks and functions like it just left the factory floor!
With thousands of razors successfully revamped, we have a fairly good idea of what is achievable from this process. The best results come from razors made of brass or stainless steel. This includes nearly every razor from Gillette. Unfortunately we are unable to plate the following in any capacity:
Most surface scratches, dings and dents can be either minimized or removed all together through our surface restoration, however deep pitting or other serious metal imperfections can't be removed! These areas will leave texture underneath the plating, and still be visible.We take into consideration the integrity of the metal before aesthetics and sometimes corrosion, pitting or dents are just too deep to safely be removed on parts of the razor. Know that we will do our best to make your razor sparkle and shine, but are limited by what we receive from you.
If your razor does not meet the Mirror Finish Revamp standards due to serious corrosion or pitting, you will be contacted before work begins, order changed to Factory Finish, and refunded the difference. If you would prefer a full refund we can issue one minus the cost of return shipping.
We promise to deliver to you a "Shave Ready" razor that has been polished, adjusted, plated, painted, sanitized and lubricated. We guarantee our work for 6 months from the date we ship it back to you, giving you the confidence to enjoy using a quality vintage razor! Please CONTACT US with any other questions!
Showing reviews 1-10 of 254 | Next
Posted by sandyc on 19th Feb 2017
Sent three eBay1950's razor auction wins to RE with their easy mail-in instructions, one-Gillette Slim and two-Black Beauties and after 6-8 weeks, voila', what arrived were three exquisite, essentially, new Gillette razors that are now part of my super-sharp, adjustable 1-9 settings shaving arsenal (using Feather blades). I ordered the Rhodium revamps and they are fantastic and they work as if they just came from the Gillette factory in the 1950's. I also bought a Gillette Slim directly from RE skipping the auction win cost and step and that was great as well. Highly recommend RE...just do it but be patient...it does take time to get this quality with so many people in queue ahead of you awaiting their orders.
Posted by Timothy Spencer on 12th Feb 2017
I have 3 revamped razors from here. All came out fantastic. I have owned them now for about 6-7 months. I have yet another razor that will be revamped soon. Razor Emporium is great!
Posted by keith lemon on 28th Dec 2016
I sent in my fatboy for a rhodium revamp, sent on October 12th and didn't receive back until december 22nd. Luckily I have other razors but still quite awhile to wait, almost all of that time was spent waiting for my turn, which is understandable. Once it got through the backlog it was finished in about 2 days. Looks absolutely perfect, if you can let your razor go for that long I highly recommend the service, just make sure you have a backup!
Posted by Chris Robertson on 20th Dec 2016
I received my order a few days ago, and wanted to share my thoughts.
I have been a wet shaver for a few years now, and have several modern double-edge safety razors, from very inexpensive to very nice German-made tools of art. I wanted to treat myself to a pair of vintage razors, and several folks online steered me to Razor Emporium.
I decided on a 1954 Gillette Super Speed (non-flare tip) in factory nickel, and a Made To Order Gillette Fatboy (requesting anything 1959) in Rhodium. Granted, the Fatboy was probably sporting a nickel finish those decades ago, but I figured if I was going to get a Cadillac of vintage razors I might as well do it with some panache.
Now that I've had a few days with them, I must remark on the two. The design, craftsmanship and materials of that by-gone era hearken to a much better philosophy compared to today's over-produced, instant-everything, disposable mess. Care and quality are apparent. So, too, is the care and detail given to the revamp services of Razor Emporium. And Razor Emporium was able to find a great '59 for me.
Both razors are mechanically just as they should be. Everything is meticulously aligned and working. The care in the fit and finish, after all these years and who-knows what original condition, are a testament to the quality and pride of craftsmanship by Razor Emporium that are fading from today's marketplace. The replating is seriously something to behold and beautiful on both. The work you do stands tall of its own accord, but also gives a very strong salute to the original makers (men and women) rebuilding a world after the terrible second World War, with that same care and pride.
Even with today's technology and computer-aided everything, I am struck by how wonderfully these razors of some six decades ago are made. Enjoyment of these joyous little artifacts would not be possible were it not for the efforts of everyone at Razor Emporium. Even more so is the attention and care given during the revamp process to make the second life of these tools (or, possibly third or more!) all they can be.
So, thank you for your efforts, your prompt replies to questions, and for providing the crown jewels of my razor den. Color me impressed.
Posted by Roger on 30th Oct 2016
Was just like new very bright and shiny doors are tight the threads are tight the 1/4 turn is crisp the finish is blemish free just like when it was new in 1958 it works very well I need to send in my flair tip for service also
Posted by Bidd Burton on 1st Oct 2016
I loved it . It came out better than I could ever hope for. I will probably never buy a newer razor again because it is far better to have the old ones refinished , because they shave better to me than the newer versions they keep coming out with. Thank you so much..
Posted by Bruce on 26th Sep 2016
My Gillette Toggle took a few weeks longer than first estimated, but that was sufficiently explained.
The end result; a gorgeous, 24k polished gold work of art.
I am very pleased with my refurbished razor.
Thank-you Razor Emporium.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Aug 2016
Excellent work! I sent in a Gillette slim adjustable that had the original nickel playing that was starting to tarnish on the handle and was looking pretty worn on the head. I opted for the rhodium finish, and can't be happier with the results. It came back at a mirror shine lookin like a brand new razor. If I had any more razors that needed work, I'd definitely be sending them in! The cost and the turn around time are definitely worth it.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Aug 2016
When I sent it in it was garbage now it's a diamond and was updated through out the entire process Will definitely send more work their way
Posted by Dale Layton on 8th Aug 2016
Thanks for good service, 10.
Showing reviews 1-10 of 254 | Next