gssixgun
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Owner "Gemstar Custom Razors"

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At this point in time..., Male, 58, from Nth of Sandpoint Idaho

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    1. Bjoerge Brathagen
      Bjoerge Brathagen
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        AWESOME !!!!!!

        That razor is mint simply beautiful and a great price
        Jun 18, 2016
      2. Bjoerge Brathagen
        Bjoerge Brathagen
        nice!! thanks
        Jun 18, 2016
    2. Bjoerge Brathagen
      Bjoerge Brathagen
      hi.i have a question about honing. i have a c.v.heljestrand frame back. the spine is a removable brass tube.would it be vise to tape the spine when honing this? i m thinking the brass would wear faster then the steel.am i right or should i hone without tape? the blade is 5/8.
      regards Bjorge
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I always use one layer of tape even on those
        Jun 9, 2016
    3. Woohog1
      Woohog1
      Earlier, you posted about a gentleman you knew in college station area, that did honing on straights, I was actually in brenham, not college station when I took it to the shop.
      If there was a place in C.S that would be closer, I'd be obliged for a name.
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      2. Woohog1
        Woohog1
        It was in downtown brenham actually. ... the gentleman had a little "botique" store that sells shaving supplies. He does honing, to help supplement sales. Said he shaves with a straight, and has lots of straights for sale.
        If John is in Fort Worth, I'd gladly take it to him, if you say he's the guy.
        The gentleman is only chewing 35 to hone it, and if John is as good as you say he is, I'd gladly take it to him.
        May 14, 2016
      3. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        May 14, 2016
      4. Woohog1
        Woohog1
        I'm checking out your site right now, thanks for the link
        May 15, 2016
    4. Turk
      Turk
      H. & J.W. King straight
      I added a couple pictures of the razor and wonder due to its age of around 1865 if it would be worth restoring. I have no attachment to it. Just looking to save a little piece of history and hopefully getting some good shaves from it one day. Thank,
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Looking for it
        May 6, 2016
      2. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        You have pm :)
        May 6, 2016
    5. 7055
      7055
      Hello, How can I get my straight razor honed by you? Where do I ship and how much to paypal? That is if you're still accepting orders. Thanks!
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        fire me an e-mail over at gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com I have it all saved as a Template
        Apr 27, 2016
      2. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Just double checking that you received the info
        May 6, 2016
    6. Jim99
      Jim99
      Hi. I have heard you do great work honing straight razors. I recently purchased a vintage straight razor and would like to have it honed. How much would it cost?

      Thanks,
      Jim
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I am assuming you are the Jim that go hold of me over at gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com

        If not please send me an e-mail there and I will send all the pricing info and mailing info right over :)

        many Thanks
        glen
        Feb 8, 2016
    7. renol
      renol
      Greetings. Are you still doing work on razors? I have a couple of razors that need some work. One is a wedge that is in good shape but needs a little attention so it shaves well again. The other is a hollow grind that accidently got left in the shower and now has some rust on it and is about due for a sharpening.
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Yes if you could fire me an e-mail of at my website I have all the info saved..

        gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com

        Thanks for thinking of me

        g
        Nov 5, 2014
    8. Tomas Garcia
      Tomas Garcia
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Total junk, total waste of your money, they cannot hold an edge
        Jul 9, 2014
    9. Tomas Garcia
      Tomas Garcia
      You wrote a great little piece on my thread about my recent purchase (the imperial straight razor with figural scales). I wa s hoping you could enlighten me on what it means when a SR is "fully warranted"? I've been trying to find out but have gotten nowhere on my own.
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Tom, I put the answer in the thread for you so everyone can see :)
        Jul 6, 2014
    10. cmorris357
      cmorris357
      I just posted a couple of pics of a razor I received today under the thread 'first straight' I would appreciate your opinion and perhaps an idea about taking on a cleanup and honing for me. Thanks, Chris.
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I found it, and left you some ideas.. gssixgun@gemstarcustoms.com if you want to send her out :)
        Mar 10, 2014
    11. FireHoseJockey
      FireHoseJockey
      I see you are from Sandpoint, ID. Do you have any contact with the company "Grim Blades"? If so, what is your thought of them?
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        I have nothing to do with them...
        Nov 28, 2013
      2. FireHoseJockey
        FireHoseJockey
        So, stay away from their sites and blades?
        Dec 1, 2013
    12. huckelberry hound
      huckelberry hound
      I hope you have a very happy birthday Glen!
    13. 4geese2
      4geese2
      Do you have and suggestions on how to bring them back to proper finish before I try and Hone them.. Thanks
    14. 4geese2
      4geese2
      I have a couple of questions for you I see you post very good advise. My Uncle passed away and left me 6 Wade and Butcher Sheffield Eng 2 George Worstham &Sons medium hollow 2 Case and some what appear to be French names. The blades are fine just can't read the writing well. Some of the blades are nearly pristine and have a excellent finish some are dark and what I would call tarnished but not pitted.
    15. cpool222
      cpool222
    16. Trevor
      Trevor
      Hi! thanks for info i watched one of your videos. I watched many other videos that showed the finishing technique. but none as clear as yours on how to get er done. Thanks! i'll keep you posted when my new stones come in
    17. Strad84
      Strad84
      Glen - I have read in some of the posts that you will hone razors - how do you estimate the cost for getting a razor shave ready?
      Thanks!
    18. hoglahoo
    19. Jaymo
      Jaymo
      You come highly recommended.

      How much would you charge for honing this razor for me?
      It has a row of small nicks in the edge about 1.4" wide, about 1/2" from the point.
      I had to look closely to see the nicks. Like tiny serrations. I'd love to be able to shave with this one. I'm new to str8s and really enjoyed shaving with it.
      I'm well versed in DE/SE/Injector razors and have wanted to try str8s for a while. I'm ready to jump in, now that I have my safety razor technique perfected.
      I like that the str8 cuts a swath twice as wide as a safety razor, and was a lot easier to use than I had thought.
      I collect knives and safety razors, and str8s are another great instrument to add to my collection.
      How do you like the Dovo str8s? I'm thinking about getting a shave ready Dovo 6/8 to start out with.

      Thank you for your time.

      Jeremy
      1. Howard
        Howard
        Dovo razors are very nice razors. They have a reputation for being hard to hone but I've never understood why. They respond well to the Shaptons.
        Dec 15, 2011
    20. Jaymo
      Jaymo
      I have a straight razor I need to get made shave ready. I also need info on it, if possible.
      On the blade is etched "Queen Razor".
      Next to that, on the tang is stamped Warranted
      Hollow Ground
      Germany

      On the back of the tang is stamped "J. Cumberbirch"
      It's a 6/8 round point with thin, polished black scales. I'm not sure about the scale material. Maybe Bakelite. Maybe black horn. Maybe celluloid. Not sure.
      The scales look to have a little lip around the edge, as if the were molded.
      Do you know anything about this razor? I picked it up at a gun show a few years ago. I paid 5 or 10 dollars for it.
      I shaved with it last night, WTG, whole face, except for chin. Though it's not considered shave ready, it did a great job.
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    Gender:
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    Birthday:
    Jun 25, 1959 (Age: 58)
    Home Page:
    http://www.gemstarcustoms.com
    Location:
    Nth of Sandpoint Idaho
    Occupation:
    Owner "Gemstar Custom Razors"
    Razor Restoraholic

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