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Review of GemStar Customs Honing Service

Greetings Everyone,
I recently received my SR back from Glen at GemStar Customs and I thought I'd share my experience for anyone seeking out a honemeister.

TL;DR
  • This is a non-sponsored review for a honing service of which I paid full price.
  • Glen was always quick to respond to all emails and inquiries with a professional yet friendly tone. This includes questions after he had already received payment ad shipped the SR back to me.
  • I sent Glen a new, yet problematic razor which I had previously gotten professionally honed twice with no success!
  • He was able to correctly identify all geometry issues and make the necessary corrections prior to the actual honing.
  • The end result was a stupid sharp razor that passed the HHT with ease, yet it felt like I was shaving with a stick of butter on my face due to how smooth it felt compared to how it was sent in.
  • The razor came back with a letter outlining all of the steps he took as well as which finishing stone he used to finalize the edge.
  • Glen's honing service was fairly priced to begin with, and given the results I would say it was worth every penny and then some.
Here is a link to Glen's site if you're interested:GemStarCustoms.com

I'll be providing a more in-depth review as well as a copy of the letter in a future follow-up post.
Thanks to all who read this!
 
Glen has an advantage over most of us, and that’s he’s honed an immense number of razors over many years. No matter how smart you are, or think you are, nothing takes the place of the experience gained by honing thousands or tems of thousands of razors and having to figure out all of the problems that you encounter.
 
The razor came back with a letter outlining all of the steps he took as well as which finishing stone he used to finalize the edge.
can you share this info and what razor it was, really interesting

Im glad he was able to get you shaving with it again.
 
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