Straight Razors For Sale @ Jende Industries, LLC!

If you’ve read of have been reading this blog over the years, you’ll notice that I tend to shave with sharp implements of destruction from time to time. 🙂  Well, We’re happy to announce that now you can, too! We’ve started a “straight razors for sale” category on our website! So if you’re interested in starting the wonderful journey down the straight razor shaving rabbit hole with an affordable, quality vintage razor, this is the place to find it!

The sport of straight razor shaving is growing, and it is common knowledge that the current mass produced straight razors on the market today are not as good as the vintage ones (not to mention the outright knockoffs and not-intended-for-use razors). Many vintage razors found at auctions and antique shops have often seen years and even decades of exposure to the elements, rust, and improper care; and the scales and pins are often in need of repairs as well. This makes shopping for a straight razor very uncertain if you are new to the game.

On the other hand, there are some people out there who do outright fabulous restores on vintage razors, taking seemingly lifeless junkers and bringing them back to an absolute mirror finish with highly polished scales and beautifully rounded and polished pins. But those razors are not probably not the best choice for your first go at straights either since there is often a learning curve – especially if you plan on honing and/or maintaining your own razors.

So instead, our idea is to take good quality vintage razors that are a little worse for wear – but salvageable – and clean them up enough to make them presentable, but without all the shine, bells and whistles of the very serious restorers out there. This involves getting rid of major rust, but leaving mild patina, re-pinning lose blades to the scales with screws for easy adjustment over time. We will try to keep the original scales, but will make new, simple, but functional scales when necessary. In other words, it looks like your first car – but in this case, the engines on these babies are in tiptop condition. 🙂

We will be adding to the section over time, with pictures and a video that introduces the razor and documents that the razor does actually shave. Here is an example of our first razor, a 4/8 Geneva Cutlery hollow ground razor…..It’s ironic that while I have shaved many times on Youtube, this is my first actual straight razor shave on video! Enjoy!

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