Our Honing Guarantee

Every straight razor which comes into our shop goes through a standard process of honing in order to become sharp. The bevel is set and the razor progresses through eight steps culminating with a 30,000 grit Shapton stone. Each razor is checked under 120x...

A Pox on Chinese Straight Razors

I hone a lot of straight razors and have developed some opinions about razors. In the last year I’ve been receiving a couple of Chinese made straight razors every week. They’re generally nice looking razors. The scales are done well. The pivot pin is...

Is the razor sharp enough for shaving?

One of the most common questions which comes up in my conversations is: how do I know whether the razor is sharp enough? Given that most people have never had anything really, really, really sharp in their hands, it’s a good question! I consider straight razor...