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About Us

Gemstar Customs is located in the Idaho Panhandle just north of the town of Sandpoint...

Glen is also an active member on several of the shaving forums, however we highly recommend that you look at...

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There is a wealth of knowledge to be found about old fashioned straight razor shaving and please find Glen on there where he is known as "gssixgun"....



Our mission statement is very simple...
We take on all restorations as if they were for our own personal use, any razor that is found to be defective in any, way, from the work we did, will be fixed... All work will be completed in as timely a fashion as possible, but we will never rush an order and sacrifice quality workmanship.... 



Pricing:

Pricing for Vintage and Custom Restores are done by a per razor estimate, but in general runs from $75-$125...
All Restoration includes honing to shave ready..

Scale replacement on new razors seems to be very popular right now, pricing starts at $55 and goes up depending on materials and how fancy you want them...


Honing to "full shave ready" is available separately, on an immediate turn around basis....

The most asked question we seem to get is about Honing Costs ?????
We have finally come up with a fair pricing structure...
Starting at $15 for a Hollow Grind Razor....
Add $5 for each of the following that apply to your razor....

Wedge / Heavy / 1/4 Hollow blade
Damage
Frowns, Waves, anything that makes me have to do a complete bevel reset....
All Japanese Kamisori razors start at $20
Plus $ 7.00 Tracked, Insured, Boxed Shipping  CONUS on all razors...Outside the CONUS whatever it actually costs.......

"Your Choice" Custom Honing is now available,
Normally the choice of hones used is Glen's, but now we are offering you the choice of the finish if at all possible...

Hones and Stones 

Naturals:

Belgian Select Grade Yellow Coticule    

Japanese Nakayama Midori Nashiji

Escher Blue/Green Waterstone
German Thuringen Waterstone

Charnley Forest Stone

Zulu Grey

Haida Gwaii Hone

Swaty Bench Hone

Welsh SilkStone
Llyn Melynllyn

Super White Arkansas Stone  

Chinese Guangxi Waterstone  

Belgian Blue Whetstone

Dragon’s Tongue

Synthetic Systems:


Chosera 1-5-10
Naniwa SS  1-3-5-8-10-12

Shapton GS  1-2-4-6-8-16-30

Norton 1-4-8

Minor $5 up charge for choice honing...


For an estimate on work that you would like done, you can actually upload Pictures of your razors by using the Contact us page on this website...