Current Razors For Sale
Gemstar Custom Razor #74
Model: Extra Hollow
Origin: Solingen, Germany
Grind: Extra Hollow
Point: Dreadnought or Spanish
Scales: Custom G10 Black & Grey
Wedge: Double Black Micarta
Pins: Nickel Silver
Washers: Outer = SS Double Stacked, Inner = Brass bearing washer
Honing: Naniwa Chosera 1-5-10 Apache Strata Finisher
No visible hone wear on this 6/8 Boker Extra Hollow, I only did a light buffing to the steel, and brought it to a nice Satin Finish, but not quite a perfect one You have to look very close, but there is some very very light marring to the surface.. This Boker has a tree giving it a date ca 1924-1935, these are just silky smooth shavers, and combined with the modern G10 contoured scales that are near indestructible, this should be a great razor for many years to come..
Vintage "Damn Fine Shaver" Series
DFS Razors Are priced for the Straight Razor user looking for a solid shaver without spending a lot of money they are all fully restored with No Rust, No Patina and many have no Pitting... They have been cleaned polished and brought to a full shave ready condition before they head home to you.. We are keeping the prices on them between $39 and $109
Insured CONUS Shipping is about $7, International shipping (NO insurance) is slightly more (about $19)...We will continue to keep them supplied as long as we can...
I sourced some good quality 7-9oz Vegetable Tanned Leather and went to work, I bought some nice Oak, Stained & Sealed it with Polyurethane included a label with stropping instructions on the bottom..
After attaching some 3/4 inch silicone feet the NEW Gemstar Customs Bench Strop is now available ...
Now for the best news, these are what I actually use for pasted strops, I have found no better way to use pastes as of yet, so after you learn to "Flip" the razor and strop correctly, you know you are going to go buy a High Quality hanging strop and this will not go to waste.. You can simply add CrOx or your favorite paste and re-purpose it..
Or if you just need a good platform for applying pastes now, the price is sure right..
Something new on a limited basis,
Instead of just putting finish "On" the wood, I am using a Vacuum Chamber to completely seal the wood inside and out.. Each completed wood handle is placed under Vacuum for 48 -72 hours, I am using Daly's Seafin Marine wood sealer on the tight grain woods, and Polyurethane on the others.. After the wood has become completly impregnated with the finish, the handle is dried for 3 weeks or longer... They are then coated with Renaissance Wax and machine buffed 3 times..
The Knots are either 22mm or 24mm Overstuffed SilverTips I normally set them slightly low (about 52mm) so they have a tiny bit more body.. All knots are set with 3500 lb Marine Grade Epoxy..
For CONUS Customers shipping one item is generally $6 which includes Boxed, Tracked and Insured, (up to $199 in value) this price holds pretty good, even for two items... With the increases in Insurance prices the shipping charges change by about $2 per $100 in value.