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I’ve been sharpening (honing) straight razors since 2009, and have honed well over 4,250 blades. Mail in honing service is available, with turnaround times typically 3-7 business days.

NOTE:  I do not sharpen the following types of razors:  Current production Fromm, Gierson & Forstoff, Kreigar, Gold Dollar, Mehaz, Master, Selective, anything made in Pakistan or China.

In addition I do not hone razors that have active rust on them!  If your razor has spots of red colored corrosion or rust, I cannot hone them.

To have your razor professionally honed via mail, the process is simple.  Package your razor, a completed PDF form (linked below), and payment (if applicable) in proper packaging, and mail to:

Maggard Razors, LLC
124 S. Winter St. Adrian, MI 49221
United States of America

Razor will be honed, and returned to you as quickly as possible.  I generally use a Chosera 1000 grit stone to set bevels, and follow it up with Coticules and Thuringian finishers.

Fee Table (revised 7/17/18):                                                                                                          

Full Hollow Razors $28.00
Wedge Razors $34.00
Micro Chipping Removal Add $6.00 or contact me
Large Chip Removal Add $10.00 or contact me

Domestic Return Shipping Options

Domestic First Class Shipping FREE
Insurance Add $2.00 per $100
Priority Shipping Add $3.00

International Return Shipping

First Class International Add $7.00


PRFERRED:  PayPal via E-mail invoiced to your email address
OPTION 2:     Visa/Mastercard/Amex/Discover via website checkout (link will be e-mailed)
OPTION 3:      Check or Money Order included in package made out to:   MAGGARD RAZORS, LLC
I will contact you if the payment made is less or more than required to perform the services

6 Responses to “Honing”

  1. Zach October 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Hey Brad!

    I’m about to receive my first ever straight razor, a restored JR Torrey, 5/8th’s half hollow with a barber’s notch that I want honed. In regards to the price and because it’s a half hollow, would it be $14 or still $28?


  2. david July 6, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Hi I was wondering if you had the tooling to take a blank to a full hollow razor, and them of course hone the edge. If so please provide an estimate


  3. Brad July 27, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    Andrew, for honing service you don’t need to pay up front. I will send you a paypal invoice when the razors are finished. Just print the honing service packing slip on this page and send them out!! Thanks!

  4. Andrew July 27, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    How do you use paypal through email I have four razors that need some tlc. Thanks for your time

  5. Brad June 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Tom, Yes we do ship to the UK! We’d need to know what other products you’re interested in to give you a shipping quote (We charge actual prices based on weight)

    Just e-mail us at and we’ll help you out!!


  6. tom June 24, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    HI was just wondering if you shipped to the UK, also i have a straight razor that would need honing ( its sharp but i doubt its shave ready) could you give me a qoute for this plus shipping, if possible id like to tie this in with an order of someof your other products, Many thanks !

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