09-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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Please don't throw things if this has been discussed before. Where is the best place to get a straight honed? I have a couple of low end dovo straights that need some attention. One of them has a small nick in the shaving edge. I see that Classic Shaving has a service. Anyone used it?

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 09-13-2012, 10:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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I've heard great things about this place.

Straight Razor Design Sharpeninghttp://www.straightrazordesigns.com/razo...ng-service

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 09-14-2012, 06:10 AM
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IIRC a member here, asharperrazor, has a honing service.

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 09-14-2012, 06:34 PM
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Glen Mercurio in Sandpoint, Idaho does a great job. He's restored 2 Sheffield wedges for me and honed around 12 straights for me.

http://www.gemstarcustoms.com/

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 09-14-2012, 06:46 PM
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Thanks for the information guys. Will be checking into those.

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 09-14-2012, 07:14 PM
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(09-14-2012, 06:34 PM)lindyhop66 Wrote: Glen Mercurio in Sandpoint, Idaho does a great job. He's restored 2 Sheffield wedges for me and honed around 12 straights for me.

http://www.gemstarcustoms.com/

+1 for Glen.

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 09-20-2012, 07:54 AM
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My advice would be, learn to do it yourself. It's not hard and will save you money in the long run. Get a bevel setter and a nice Coticule and your set.

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 09-27-2012, 07:07 AM
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Glen Mercurio, of Gem Star Customs (http://www.gemstarcustoms.com)is excellent. One of the more knowledgeable guys out there on honing.

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 09-28-2012, 03:27 PM
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(09-20-2012, 07:54 AM)Wid Wrote: My advice would be, learn to do it yourself. It's not hard and will save you money in the long run. Get a bevel setter and a nice Coticule and your set.
May I suggest that when starting out, get it pro-honed. If you still like a straight shave after a while; find someone local and have them teach you to hone. Buy what they use and then move along from there. Norton 4-8, King brand, Coticule/BBW, all are good user friendly and relatively inexpensive hones. Learn to use one and you are home free! There is no PERFECT hone nor system. Everyone hones slightly differently and so a certain type may/ will do them best..maybe!
~Richard

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