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At this point in time..., Male, from North Idaho Redoubt

Probably in the shop making SR's Shiny and Sharp May 25, 2018

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    1. neiasden
      neiasden
      thank you for replying. I am probably following in your footsteps. I bought a strop from duke City vintage shaving and we've been close every since. I have everything I need to take one apart and put it back together and most of the knowledge to get it done. I don't know how to private message but thank you so much for replying this is really great.
    2. neiasden
      neiasden
      where do you find your information at? you sound like you know so much and I can't find anything. there's got to be some places besides the simple Google searches with some info on straight razors
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      2. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        First on the SRP forum, it really is the repository on all thing SR

        https://sharprazorpalace.com/

        Here on TSD we have quite a few actual experts too

        Plus I started using them in 1981 and have been honing and restoring them since 2006 professionally.. I know things hehehehe
        Sep 27, 2022
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    3. Mike-R41
      Mike-R41
      Glen is awsome! The honing masta!
    4. SterFry
      SterFry
      Hello, sir. I'd like to send you that Torrey if that offer still stands. It was also suggested that I requested that you strop it for me as well, so that I have no opportunity to affect the edge after getting it back by stropping it myself? I can compensate you for your efforts.

      Thank you so much for your offer
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Sending you a pm
        Feb 27, 2022
    5. Jake Gibson
      Jake Gibson
      Good afternoon friend, a member suggested I get in touch with you regarding honing my straight razor. Long story short I was under the impression that my honing technique and skill were both acceptable but I have nothing to compare my work to. I was hoping I could send you one of my straight razors so you could hone it properly for me to use as a benchmark for my future attempts at honing my blades.
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      2. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Sent you an actual PM
        Sep 7, 2020
    6. Somedude
      Somedude
      Hey, thanks again for all that useful advice. My 4k/8k stone showed up today in the mail damaged so I had to send it back. In the meantime I have a question about the circle technique: given that my Dovo is new and appears to have the factory's bevel on it, should I still go ahead and do circles or can I just draw the blade up and down the stone?
    7. RobertTaylor
      RobertTaylor
      Hi
      Looking at replacing a broken hone in a rolls razor
      Can i use an old slate roof tile
      If so wot grit are thay
      Ie
      Green slate
      Gray slate
      Purple slate
      As I dont want to ruin the razor as it was my grand dad's
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Knowing those Welsh slates I would use the Green
        Feb 18, 2020
    8. JesseK
      JesseK
      Hello, I'm the newbie to the forum that asked you about custom scales for my Feather Club. My wife says I have enough bone handled razors, but maybe a nice blue acrylic? Maybe with a pearlescent effect? Price range, I have no idea what you would want... maybe 50-60 bucks? Let me know if you're interested and we can talk later.
      Till then,
      Jesse Kauffeld
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        You have PM
        Dec 14, 2019
    9. JesseK
      JesseK
      Hello,
      Stumbled across your name on a post. Do you still make custom handles for SR? I love my Feather Club, but hate the handle. If you do still make handles, what would be the cost (ballpark)? I'm partial to bone, just the simple elegance of it.
      -Jesse
    10. gssixgun
      gssixgun
      Probably in the shop making SR's Shiny and Sharp
    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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
    15. 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
    16. 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
    17. 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
    18. Tomas Garcia
      Tomas Garcia
      1. gssixgun
        gssixgun
        Total junk, total waste of your money, they cannot hold an edge
        Jul 9, 2014
    19. 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
    20. 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
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    Gender:
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