Straight Razor Honing Service

Straight Razor Honing Service


Does your Straight Razor need some TLC? Bring your razor to Portland Shave Shop to have it honed or mail your razor to us and have it honed by a Portland Razor Co. bladesmith!

Please read the full product description before purchasing. Instructions for sending your razor to our shop are below:

What can be honed:

  • If there is any doubt as to the quality or honability of your straight razor, please email us before purchasing a Honing Service.
  • We can sharpen/hone any straight razor in good condition and made by a reputable manufacturer. 

What you can expect:

  • Your razor will be thoroughly inspected for straightness, evenness of the grind, and wear & tear. If it has any harmful surface rust, we will oil it and buff out the rust before honing; rust which has caused deep pitting cannot be removed and can negatively affect the razor's performance.
  • Edges with uneven wear, dings or chips may require some reshaping and we will do our best to remove the minimum amount of material required to restore the edge. 
  • We will tighten the hinge pin upon request. 
  • Your straight razor will be honed up to a 12K grit Naniwa Superstone and stropped gently on chromium oxide paste. 
  • Once it passes the Hanging Hair Test, it will be sanitized and given a spritz of Ballistol before packing for return shipping.

We do our best to  research and match the honing practices of the original manufacturer! If your razor was originally honed without tape then we will hone it without tape. However, if there is gold plating etc or if there is no visible hone wear on the spine, we will hone with 1 piece of Super 88 electrical tape. 


  1. Indicate the number of razors you would like serviced, and add them to your shopping cart.
  2. At checkout, please describe your razor in as much detail as possible in the "notes" section. Details such as recent damage and the name of the manufacturer are helpful.
  3. Dry the blade and apply a coat of light oil, close it in the scales, and wrap and rubber band it in bubble wrap. A zip-lock is also recommended for added security of the razor.
  4. Print your email receipt and enclose it with your razor.
  5. Mail your razor in a small padded envelope or small flat rate box to:
    ATTN: Sharpening/Repairs
    Portland Shave Shop
    3207 SW 1st Ave, STE 204
    Portland, OR 97239
  6.  Your razor will be in the shop for up to 14 days. Once honing is complete, you will receive an email confirmation and a tracking number. If you order a honing service with other products, we will ship them all together.

Return shipping will be paid at checkout: USPS flat rate for domestic orders and international orders. The checkout price does not include shipping to our shop.

If a blade cannot be honed to shaving sharp for any reason upon inspection, we will not hone your razor and refund the cost of the service less the cost of return shipping.

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