02-10-2017, 11:48 AM
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  • TONE_Shaves
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Hey gents, for the more experienced in straight razor shaving guys, please post any artisans who do the best Custom straight razor work (scales, etc.) and who you recommend for straight razor restoration, located only in the U.S or Canada. (If any of those artisans are 'you' then please divulge yourself!) Looking to have a vintage razor worked on. Any help would be awesome.

Ok..... go!

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 02-10-2017, 11:53 AM
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Hi Tone,

Personally I think Max Sprecher makes without doubt the best scales I've seen on any custom razor, I love his wedges on his scales everything is so precise about Max work the finish on his custom razors the peening is perfection the ginding in my opinion is pretty much flawless.

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 02-10-2017, 12:23 PM
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  • evnpar
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I agree with Jamie. I've had Max rescale two razors, and I own two of his custom razors. His work is outstanding.

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 02-10-2017, 04:53 PM
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Mark Yundt has done some impressive work.

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 02-10-2017, 06:56 PM
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  • TONE_Shaves
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Well Jamie, the scales he did on my Wink  gorgeous W.M Greeves and Sons Sheffield are phenomenal... where is Max located, and can you pass along his website or contact?

And Dale, what about Mark?  Do you have a contact or website for him?

Thanks guys

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 02-10-2017, 10:49 PM
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(02-10-2017, 06:56 PM)TONE_Shaves Wrote: Well Jamie, the scales he did on my Wink  gorgeous W.M Greeves and Sons Sheffield are phenomenal... where is Max located, and can you pass along his website or contact?

And Dale, what about Mark?  Do you have a contact or website for him?

Thanks guys


Tone,

Put out a general search for Max Sprecher and you will come up trumps, he's based in Las Vegas.

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 02-11-2017, 05:07 AM
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You can also find Doc226 right here on TSN, he has done several razors for me and they are simply beautiful !! You can run a search in google for Doc226 or pm him directly from here, and if you go with him you won't be unhappy and while you are at it have him hone the razor, his edges are outstanding, I am still ttrying to copy his edges as he has mentored me in honing.

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 02-13-2017, 01:38 PM
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Thank you guys!  thank you very much!

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 02-13-2017, 04:55 PM
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  • doc47
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I have been using Karl Johnson and have been more than happy with his work. You can Google Mainleyraizors to find him.

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 02-14-2017, 12:42 PM
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(02-13-2017, 04:55 PM)doc47 Wrote: I have been using Karl Johnson and have been more than happy with his work. You can Google Mainleyraizors to find him.

Thank you !

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 02-15-2017, 10:11 AM
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LOL all the guys here mentioned do superb work.  Just make sure you open up the bank since it won't be cheap.  Good luck and looking forward to what you end up doing.

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 05-03-2017, 04:31 AM
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Look up gemstar razor restoration. I have had him restore all my straights. Pretty nice. I don't know about de however.

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 05-03-2017, 06:15 AM
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Shavesmith is another custom manufacturer who also dies restoration work.

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 05-05-2017, 09:53 AM
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+1 for Glen Mercurio aka gssixgun at Gemstar Customs!  He's in Idaho, I met him at one of the Seattle shave meet ups a couple of years ago.  He really knows his stuff and does excellent work.

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 05-06-2017, 07:46 AM
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  • Laird
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In Canada:  Phil Sanchez of Classic Edge Shaving.  There may be some value for you as our dollar is now very low compared to the U.S. buck.

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