Our Straight Razor Restoration Service is the perfect solution for daily shavers and heirloom razors alike. Whether you want a shave-ready straight razor or museum quality keepsafe, we are committed to preserving history and helping you get the most from your wet shave experience.
Our Straight Razor Restoration Service was created with two purposes in mind: the everyday shaver that wants clean steel, beautiful custom scales, and the sharpest shaving edge; as well as the family heirloom straight razor, ready to be passed down to future generations, perfectly preserved in museum quality condition.
We offer two different polishing options so your razor can return home exactly how you intend!
Polish: light metal removal using polishing wheels only. Removes active rust, minor imperfections in blade like honing scratches, restores shine.
We promise to deliver to you a "Shave Ready" razor that has been polished, sharpened, sanitized and oiled. We guarantee our work for 3 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!
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Posted by Unknown on 31st Jan 2019
Overall, I'm very happy with how the blade of my 1820s/1830s Wade & Butcher came back to me. I asked for a hone, polishing, and new scales.
The hone being the most important part, that came back great. The edge isn't quite as sharp as I think I need for my very coarse beard, but I'll know to ask for an insanely sharp edge next time.
The polishing didn't come close to removing as much tarnish as I thought it would. I did a lot of the work ahead of time with a series of wet/dry sandpaper and some elbow grease, but the blade came back looking cosmetically identical to what I sent in. Perhaps my expectations were too high? Perhaps it really needed a regrind?
I'm not super thrilled with the scales. I asked for cocobolo wood, which I've seen polished to a high shine before. The scales that came back seemed hardly finished, as if they'd come off the sanding wheel of a moderate grit, been wiped down, and called "good enough." They're not rough, but they're not smooth, either. They feel untreated, and somewhat cheap. Also, the peening seems incomplete. The pins stick out much farther than I would like, and have rough, sharp edges. It wouldn't have been too much effort to peen them slow and steady to round off the edges. I'm sorry to say, also, that the blade edge comes dangerously close to the side of the scale when closing, and won't close straight and centered.
Again, I'm overall happy because the blade edge was treated very well. It's functional, but the overall "feel" of the job is rushed and cheap. The Razor Emporium folks have always done a great job, and I'm always appreciative of their hard work, but I think just the mark on this one.
N.B.: It's not going to stop my using their services!
Posted by Tom Cross on 2nd Jun 2018
Sent in my razor to be honed . It was returned quickly and was not only hone but oiled as well. The shave is like it was new
Posted by Dr. Jim Winkler on 20th May 2018
I bought an old (1930's) straight razor at an antique store and had Eric at Razor Emporium refurbish it. He did a fantastic job. The blade looks great, The bevel's mirror finish is flawless, even with a 30X jeweler's loupe and it shaves wonderfully. I'm looking forward to my next restoration project.
Posted by Ivan on 28th Apr 2018
Both sides are visibly not treated evenly. One side has way bigger edge thickness then the other. It is almost as if someone took one pass on one side with a very ruff wheel belt. Top part has been nicked badly. I didn't examined blade before stropping and that cost me damaged strop since the top part of blade is nicked badly it left marks on strop.
I don't know maybe its a good company. Shipping was fast and everything but the quality is really inferior. I'm inclined to say I got blade that cuts worse then when I sent it (its a brand new straight razor).
Posted by John Ballard on 20th Apr 2018
I had my grandfather's razor, and my brother's in my possession for some time. I opened a new Barbershop with a friend. Wanting a little nostalgia I had my grandfather's razor equipped with a new handle, and both honed and polished. Quality work I recommend them for all your straight razor needs.
Posted by Jacob MCDermott on 13th Apr 2018
I had a straight razor that my Grandpa left me after he passed. I took it to the shop since I was in town and met Matt while he was working. He was extremely nice and knowledgeable about its age and the work it would need. It was a bit expensive but he let me know upfront it would be. We went over every option for the scales. He told me it would be at least a week (Monday afternoon) It arrived in my PO Box in California on Friday afternoon. I am ecstatic with the results! I even had to look at a before picture to make sure it was the same razor (it was). I would recommend the service to anyone. Not to mention I will buy some grooming products in the future...There is a wall of them in the shop.
Posted by Arnold Benfield on 23rd Feb 2018
I highly recommend Razor Emporium for their honing service! My straight razor performs excellently after their service!
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Feb 2018
I paid $80 for sharpen and polish.
The polish work I could've done at home with a soft toothbrush. Sharpening was fine. Not worth $80. I should've been refunded half my money back. Going to look for a more honest company for future services
Posted by Dorel T on 19th Nov 2017
They honed and restored couple of my straight razors.
Eric was very polite and professional . He explained to me my best choices , and they did a wonderful job.
My straight razors came back with a nice edge and a very professional make up !
Thank you , Dorel R
Posted by Albert on 16th Oct 2017
Fast turnaround and and fine honing job put the life back into the JA Henckels 80 razor. It appears that the blade got a polishing as well with the honing service - excellent service.
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