Gem Star Customs > Custom Restoration of Razor

Custom Restoration

A custom restore is a ground up rebuild of a vintage straight razor...

    The razor is torn down to its basic parts, and then rebuilt, only the vintage blade is used in this process.....
    The new handles (scales) are built form a variety of Exotic woods, Horns, Bone, Acrylic, Lexan, G-10 or Micarta, almost any material that can be strong and flexible at a 1/8 inch thickness can be used.....

Gemstar Customs uses wood from Bell Forest products almost exclusively, here is a link to their available woods list.... http://www.bellforestproducts.com/hobby-wood/  You can follow that to the exotic wood pictures to see the choices.....

The blade itself is cleaned and polished to an even higher standard, since it has been taken out of the old scales...
New fittings and wedges are made and matched to the new scales, there is an almost unlimited choice of how you want your custom razor made, in fact, the only limiting factor is that it must still function to give you the closest most comfortable shave you have ever experienced....
      The razor is sharpened on progressively finer grit water stones to the same exacting specifications as a vintage restore to a "Shave Ready" edge.. 
Now you can receive a true one of a kind Custom Straight Razor that will serve you for generations to come
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Recent Restores

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