I am currently offering Honing Services for straight razors that have an intact edge without heavy pitting, dings or chips. However, regarding Full Wedge, 1/4 Hollow Razors, or Razors with obvious damage, these will be accepted on an individual basis following my initial inspection of the pictures you send in the Contact Form. As long as I don’t see anything in your pictures that is a concern for me I will be happy to hone your razor for you.
Please use the ‘Contact Form‘ link to give me a brief description of your straight razor including known details (Make/Model/Size/Grind/Etc) and upload close-up pics of the full blade on each side.
My current Honing Progression: Norton 220/1K, Norton 4K/8K, MST Thuringen, Naniwa 12K and finish on a Llyn Idwal or Escher. Each razor’s needs/condition determines where in the progression I will start.
**NEW For 2016** Starting in January of 2016 my New Honing Progression will be: Naniwa Chosera 1k, Naniwa Chosera 3k, Naniwa Chosera 5k, Suehiro Gokumyo 10k, Suehiro Gokumyo 15k and Suehiro Gokumyo 20k… My new Natural Finisher will be a Japanese Natural (J-Nat) Ozuku Mizu Asagi lv 5+.
My current Stropping Progression: Straight Razor Designs Premium I and Straight Razor Designs Premium Roo Strop.
Rust prevention agents will be applied following Honing.
* I have had a ‘Love/Hate Relationship’ with pasted stropping as a standard routine but this will always be available ‘On Request’ so please indicate your preference on the Contact Form. I have Cerium Oxide pasted felt and 0.5 Chromium Oxide pasted felt available.