Custom Vintage Straight Razors Photo Gallery Restores
Custom Vintage Straight Razors Photo Gallery Restores
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straight razor restores examples

Many customers usually don't have a clue about the work that's involved into straight razor restorations and many don't know what's possible to achieve. I will start listing several examples of before and after pictures taken. Hopefully this will give you a better understanding of what it's all about. Always be aware there's only so much that can be done. Sometimes we need to accept that certain blemishes will never be removed like stubborn and deep stains or pitting. Some razors are extremely old and through the years if not properly maintained will incur pitting, stains, patina, rust,... I do try my best to achieve the best result possible and will always communicate with you as to what your options are. The pricing for the restoration services will mostly depend on the total amount of work needed for that particular blade. The choice of scale material is also a very personal one. For my own razors that I list online I usually decide as what I think would match and look best to that particular razor. It's all about finding the perfect harmony and perfect match.

Max.

BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER
alt="Ern, Ator G.M. 142302 - 6/8 - Solingen, Germany - half hollow w/Honduran Rosewood scales"
Ern, Ator G.M. 142302 - 6/8
1/2 hollow w/Honduran Rosewood
alt="Ern, Ator G.M. 142302 - 6/8 - Solingen, Germany - half hollow w/Honduran Rosewood scales"
Ern, Ator G.M. 142302 - 6/8
1/2 hollow w/Honduran Rosewood
Hans - Otto Deutsch & Söhne - 6/8 - Solingen Germany - w/Original translucent emerald green scales
Hans, Otto Deutsch & Söhne
6/8 - Full Hollow w/Original scales.
Hans - Otto Deutsch & Söhne - 6/8 - Solingen Germany - w/Original translucent emerald green scales
Hans, Otto Deutsch & Söhne
6/8 - Full Hollow w/Original scales.
J.A. Henckels - Twin Works - 415 - Solingen - Germany - 5/8 - Full Hollow w/Original scales
J.A. Henckels,Twin Works 401
5/8 - Full Hollow
J.A. Henckels - Twin Works - 415 - Solingen - Germany - 5/8 - Full Hollow w/Original scales
J.A. Henckels,Twin Works 401
5/8 - Full Hollow
Wade & Butcher - Celebrated Fine Indian Steel Razor - Sheffield - 6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Wade & Butcher, Celebrated
6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Wade & Butcher - Celebrated Fine Indian Steel Razor - Sheffield - 6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Wade & Butcher, Celebrated
6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
The Imperial Hollow Ground - 5/8 - Full Hollow w/Bolivian Rosewood
The Imperial Hollow ground
5/8 - w/Bolivian Rosewood
The Imperial Hollow Ground - 5/8 - Full Hollow w/Bolivian Rosewood
The Imperial Hollow ground
5/8 - w/Bolivian Rosewood
Clauss Fremont Ohio - 6/8 - Full Hollow w/Wenge wood
Clauss Fremont Ohio
6/8 - w/Wenge Wood
Clauss Fremont Ohio - 6/8 - Full Hollow w/Wenge wood
Clauss Fremont Ohio
6/8 - w/Wenge Wood
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Wade & Butcher
6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Wade & Butcher
6/8 - Wedge - Faux Tortoise
Greaves - 8/8 - Wedge
Greaves & Sons
8/8 - Wedge
Greaves - 8/8 - Wedge
Greaves & Sons
8/8 - Wedge
King's Crown Razor - 6/8 - Full Hollow
King's Crown Razor
6/8 - Full Hollow
King's Crown Razor - 6/8 - Full Hollow
King's Crown Razor
6/8 - Full Hollow
 Erik Anton Berg - 5/8 - Faux Tortoise
Erik Anton Berg
5/8 - Faux Tortoise
 Erik Anton Berg - 5/8 - Faux Tortoise
Erik Anton Berg
5/8 - Faux Tortoise
H. Boker & Co. - 5/8 - 3/4 Hollow
H. Boker & Co.
5/8 - 3/4 Hollow
H. Boker & Co. - 5/8 - 3/4 Hollow
H. Boker & Co.
5/8 - 3/4 Hollow
Wade & Butcher - Sheffield - 5/8 - Bolivian Rosewood
Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
5/8 - Bolivian Rosewood
Wade & Butcher - Sheffield - 5/8 - Bolivian Rosewood
Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
5/8 - Bolivian Rosewood
Joseph Rodgers & Sons - 9/8 - Full Hollow
Joseph Rodgers & Sons
9/8 - Full Hollow
Joseph Rodgers & Sons - 9/8 - Full Hollow
Joseph Rodgers & Sons
9/8 - Full Hollow
The J.R. Torrey Co. - US - Worcester. Mass ~ Torrey 922  - 5/8 - Faux Tortoise
The J.R. Torrey Co - # 922
5/8 - Faux Tortoise
The J.R. Torrey Co. - US - Worcester. Mass ~ Torrey 922  - 5/8 - Faux Tortoise
The J.R. Torrey Co - # 922
5/8 - Faux Tortoise
Dubl Duck Satinwedge - 5/8 - Full Hollow w/Original scales
Dubl Duck Satinwedge
5/8 - Full Hollow
Dubl Duck Satinwedge - 5/8 - Full Hollow w/Original scales
Dubl Duck Satinwedge
5/8 - Full Hollow
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 6/8 - Wedge - Black Linen Micarta
Wade & Butcher
6/8 - Wedge - Black Linen Micarta
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 6/8 - Wedge - Black Linen Micarta
Wade & Butcher
6/8 - Wedge - Black Linen Micarta
Manufactured By Wade & Butcher - Sheffield - Wedge - Bocote wooden scales
Manufactured By Wade & Butcher
Wedge - Bocote Wood
Manufactured By Wade & Butcher - Sheffield - Wedge - Bocote wooden scales
Manufactured By Wade & Butcher
Wedge - Bocote Wood
Les Croix - Duisy superior steel Luxus
Les Croix
Duisy superior steel Luxus
Les Croix - Duisy superior steel Luxus
Les Croix
Duisy superior steel Luxus
Dubl Duck Satinedge - Higgins - Dubl Duck Wonderedge
Dubl Duck Satinedge
Higgings, Dubl Duck Wonderedge
Dubl Duck Satinedge - Higgins - Dubl Duck Wonderedge
Dubl Duck Satinedge
Higgings, Dubl Duck Wonderedge
J.A. Henckels, 401 Platinum - Amboyna Burl
J.A. Henckels, 401 Platinum
5/8 - Full Hollow
J.A. Henckels, 401 Platinum - Amboyna Burl
J.A. Henckels, 401 Platinum
5/8 - Full Hollow
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - Warped Horn
Wade & Butcher
horn
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - G10 Jade Ghost
Wade & Butcher
G10 Jade Ghost
Boker with covered tang
boker
Covered tang
Boker with covered tang
Boker
Covered tang
Southington Cutlery Company - 7/8 - 3/4 Hollow
Southington Cutlery Company
7/8 - 3/4 Hollow
Southington Cutlery Company - blue paua LVS acrylic
Southington Cutlery Company
blue paua LVS acrylic
T.Inman & Co. - 5/8 - Full Hollow
T.Inman & Co.
5/8 - Full Hollow
T.Inman & Co. - 5/8 - Full Hollow
T.Inman & Co.
Restore to original
Joseph Elliot's Chinese Razor - Blue Paua
Joseph Elliot's Chinese Razor
6/8 - 1/4 Hollow
Joseph Elliot's Chinese Razor - Blue Paua
Joseph Elliot's Chinese Razor
Blue Paua
Thier Issard - P. Hospital & Co. - Le Grelot - Butterscotch Micarta
Thier Issard - P. Hospital & Co.
Le Grelot
Thier Issard - P. Hospital & Co. - Le Grelot - Butterscotch Micarta
Thier Issard - P. Hospital & Co.
Le Grelot - Butterscotch Micarta
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 6/8 Wedge
Wade & Butcher
6/8 Wedge
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - Re-Grind w/G10 Black
Wade & Butcher
Re-Grind w/G10 Black
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 13/16 Near Wedge
Wade & Butcher 'Fine India Steel'
13/16 Near Wedge
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 13/16 Near Wedge
Wade & Butcher 'Fine India Steel'
13/16 Near Wedge
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - 8/8 Wedge
Wade & Butcher
8/8 Wedge
Wade & Butcher Sheffield - Re-Grind
Wade & Butcher
Re-Grind w/Black Faux Horn
G.B. Anchor Sheffield - Re-Grind
G.B. Anchor
8/8 1/8 Hollow
G.B. Anchor Sheffield - Re-Grind
G.B. Anchor
Re-Grind w/Faux Tortoise
Testimonials

We received the straight razor - thank you. It is a gift and it looks great ~ Shirley Roselius
WOW!!! Max that razor is kick ass dude. Thank you so much that one means a lot to me ~ Frankie Manzi
The razor arrived yesterday, and I was able to finally get my hands on it today. All I can say is wow....amazing work ~ David Kapp
Got the razor today. Looks great. Thanks, again. ~ Bob
I received my honed blade. WOW! ~ Chris Currin
Holy crap is this thing amazing. I can't stop looking at it. There really aren't words to describe it ~ Dave Kapp
I received the razor today and had my first shave. No cuts! Thank you for the fine work! ~ Erik Marler
I just wanted to let you know I recieved the razor in good shape, and how impressed I was with how great it looks ~ Kevin
Max, the razor looks great. I am very happy with it. The scales look terrific. ~ Josh
I got the razor on Saturday and finally got around to using it tonight. It is an absolutely fantastic razor. I am immensely happy with it! Thanks ~ Ryan
I have got to say they are spectacular!! You are a master and I thank you for your eye for detail and your elegant touch. ~ Seth Ratke
I got the razor today, WOW what a beauty. Needless to say it is bookmarked and will be checked often. ~ Jim Noel
I got the razor Friday. It looks better than I hoped for. Good job and thank you.
I shaved with it this morning....Wow!!!! I got a great shave on the first pass...not a single nick....just a smooth nice shave. Thank again ~ Erik Marler
I got the razors today. Wow! They look so good! Thank you! Thanks for making these razors great again!!! ~ Steve Geick
I received the straight razor today (Antelope #16), and it´s a real beauty. Great work! ~ Bjørnar
Your W&B razor arrived today. The pictures on your site are just a tease to the beauty of both the blade and the Rosewood scales ~ Kenny
I got the razor on Saturday. It is an absolutely fantastic razor. I am immensely happy with it! Thanks, Max, for helping me through the process!~ Satellite
I shaved with it this morning and it is the sharpest razor I haved used so far. Thanks again Im very happy with everything. ~ Mike
Razors arrived today and they are even better in person. I'm very pleased. Thanks again. ~ John
I received the razor. It looks fantastic. Hard to believe it's the same razor. It really came out great. Thx ~ Russ
WOW! That's exactly what I asked fo. Nice work. Thank you ~ Lee Walsh
I have to say that it looks even better than the photos. Man, you are an artist! Thank you very much for this magnificent piece of your craftmanship.~ Dimos
I received the razor today. It is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much for making this possible! ~ Riana Mello
I don't know what to say, it exceeds my wildest expectations and then some. Thank you so much for working your magic on my behalf. ~ Kenny
Razors arrived and I have to say they look even better than the pictures!! Thanks again for your phenomenal work ~ D. Gizzo
wow! I'm speechless (or type-less, as it were). It is one gorgeous re-work, my friend. I couldn't be happier! ~ D. Sipari
The razor arrived yesterday and shaved great. I'm convinced you could make a plastic picnic spoon shave ready! ~ Tim
Received the razors and could not be more satisfied with the results. I would not hesitate to engage your services again. ~ Paul S
OH MY!! What a beautiful razor. I could not have hoped for anything more. The shave was exquisite! I am so pleased. Thank you so very much ~ Lewis Gold
Your expertise in honing and finish work is outstanding! I was so pleased to have finally shaved with properly honed razor! ~ James
The razor arrived today and it is truely beautiful Thank you for your skill and excellent work ~ Sal
I received the ERN yesterday, and I must say it's absolutely wonderful & the scales truly exquisite ~ Simon
To let you know how happy I am with the razors; they got in today! They are absolute works of functional art my friend ~ Luis
I just shaved with the Filly for the second time. You dialed in that blade beautifully! Thank you so much for that ~ Nicholas
Thanks for taking care of my Joseph Rodgers razor, it looks great! I know it wasn't in fantastic shape, but it looks fantastic now ~ Michael
You are a true craftsman. I am resigned that this is probably the most stunning razor I will ever use, and thats just fine with me. ~ Will Brinkley
Razors just arrived. They look incredible! Thank you. Amazing! Perfect. You're the makeover master for straight razors. ~ Scott Perchal
Hi Max, I just wanted to let you know I received my razor back from you this week and could not be happier with it. ~ David
Max, received the razor today and I must say I am in awe. Without seeing it in person I wouldn't believe that anyone could get a razor (new or old) that shiny, almost looks like you chromed it! Aesthetics aside it shaves like a dream. Words cannot express how pleased I am with your work, thanks again! ~ Jef
Hi Max, I just wanted to let you know I received my razor back from you this week and could not be happier with it ~ David
You did a wonderful job on both razors. The pins are the best that I have ever seen. The action is extremely tight but also very smooth ~ Jimmy M
Received the Mappin and Slater Brothers and am very pleased with the level of craftsmanship--this is what I had hoped for ~ Harry A
Wow max, I really didn't think that one was going to make it, great job. Boy what a nice surprise to come home to. ~ Jamie H
I just received the Greaves razor you did up for me and...WOW!!! I haven't tried the shave yet, but WOW! You are truly a master at your craft.~ Edward K

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