TSS The Superior Shave Straight Razor Concaving | Razor Honing Service | USA Mailing Addresses Only



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here’s where you mail your razor



  • You buy this SKU, and thereafter mail your razor to us using the address above
  • We update your order to “on hold” to indicate “we’re awaiting your razor
  • We update your order to “processing” to indicate “we’ve received your razor”
  • We update your order to “completed” to indicate “your razor’s on its way back to you”
  • Don’t include factory cases etc., just send your razor, protected from impact & oxidation (and from contaminating adjacent mail)


If you buy a new straight razor or just get into the hobby, you’ll likely read many impassioned shaving forum thread about honing straight razors and what’s right and wrong, etc.   We’re here to encourage you to think for yourself, and to always question!

If you send a razor to me to hone, it will be honed in the method taught by German grinders who go to an actual physical school for razor grinding for three years following their two-year apprenticeship; that might not be the same way as the shaving forum experts, so proceed with caution!


We won’t hone;

bombs and/or artificial human sex organs sent to my home to attempt to bother/harass/injure me or my family

– razors with large chips/dents on the cutting edge visible to the naked eye

Pakistani or Chinese razors or any razor that does not identify country of origin [as DE/US/SE/FR/GB/SP/JP]

– non hollow ground razors (wedge grind razors, 1/4-hollow, etc)


¡If in doubt, send a picture(s) first to [email protected]!

Many pics helps, and so does sensible resolution (3000 abreast max is fine please)

Include your return name/address and do not include anything else you want returned.   Protect your carbon steel, and protect your mailing vessel from anything that protects carbon steel from harming it or adjacent mail or rendering your address label unreadable.   The simplest of these is petroleum jelly because it stays in place better than Ballistol, mineral oil, etc. and most households have some laying about somewhere.

Turnaround time =  +0-2 days

Honing brand new sale razors, and used razors is different.

The difference is, when a new unused razor, ‘stone mileage’ of each stroke and your concern for it on the unused item can never be shut off.  What’s best for chasing the ideal sensations at the cutting edge is not good for 1/stone mileage.

Once a razor’s put in to use, however, you should stop caring most about that, and if you mail the razor here to be refreshed, it is time to chase the feelings of the blade over the stone, and not worry about spines appearance cues, or near-bevel scratches, etc.

I certainly sympathize with anyone that didn’t get what they wanted from honing upon a brand new razor from us, or any other vendor, due the nature of having to interact with the unused – the tendency will always be to leave something on the table in exchange for less hone marks, and I agree with that stance.   Taking a new razor from unknown state with the 2mØ step-#1 and going through the end with hone marks concerns off the table, however, I’m going to find it difficult to believe that doesn’t impress anyone, but that’s only because having ever used a razor with a significantly concaved bevel/edge is so incredibly uncommon (well, it wasn’t uncommon for a 1880-1920 Solingen attorney about town, he probably thought honing straight off a Thuringian wheel was what everybody enjoyed!)

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in