‘Shave ready’ is a term that gets thrown around when talking about straight razors. Some fellas in spaghetti westerns seem to be satisfied with a belt knife and a splash of whiskey to finish up, where as we in the real world require a bit more finesse in our morning routine. We finish every razor to an extremely fine edge on a combination of Japanese synthetic & natural stones. You can be guaranteed an exception shave from a Grindhouse Blade Care & Ware edge. It’s up to you whether you want to finish it up with a bit of Eau de Lilac or Wild Turkey.
Every finished razor that leaves our bench is inspected, stropped, tested, oiled and sanitized. In other words; Shave Ready.
Straight Up Edge
The edge is honed from 1000x to finish
After inspection, minor chips are removed and a profile determined, a bevel is made and then the blade is finished on a combination of Japanese synthetic and natural stones.
This is a tune up package for neglected or out of service blades that include a heavy cleaning of the blade to remove any corrosion and reduce staining. Existing peens are tightened. The scales(handle) are cleaned, buffed and sealed. A bevel is then set and the blade finished to high GBCW standards.
Tear it down and build it better. Existing peens are ground and the entire razor is disassembled. I full tune up is done with full access to the blade & tang. Any repairs are done to the scales before reassembly with brand new washers, collars and traditional peens. A bevel is then set and the blade finished to high GBCW standards.
Full Heirloom Restoration
During an Over Haul, razor blade and tang are brought to a mirror finish. All work is done by hand, with no risk of damage to the razor on a machine. Often the finish will be better than the original factory finish with any mill signs removed with the corrosion & pitting!*
Custom scale are designed and created from any number of materials to suit your taste, from flashy to classy. No detail is overlooked and you are assured a breathtaking piece of practical art to begin or carry-on a legacy with you.