Hands-On Honing and Razor Care Class at Portland Shave Shop
At Portland Razor Co. we strive to offer everything you need to have a terrific shave. In our opinion, one of the most rewarding parts of shaving with a straight razor is the self reliance it can bring to your routine. We invite you to our workshop to learn these hard skills first-hand with a Portland Razor Co. Razorsmith at your side. This single 2 1/2-hour class will cover basic razor care such as stropping, tightening straight razor pins, cleaning the blade, cleaning the scales, and honing your straight razor.
You can expect to leave this class with:
The know-how to care for and hone your straight razor all on your own.
Portland Razor Co.
120 SW Grover St #204
Portland, OR 97239
If you have signed up for a class and cannot attend for any reason, please call or email us with as much notice as possible and we will make the arrangements. Cancellations or transfers requested within 7 days notice will not receive a refund nor be allowed to transfer their class fee to a later class.
"What if I have my own stones?"
We encourage students to bring their own stones and razors! If you don't have your own, we will have stones and razors for you to practice with.
"Can I take this class remotely?"
We will not livestream or post a video of the class. The structure of the class is dependent on in-person, hands-on feedback.
"I liked the hands on feedback. They showed not only the "how," but also the "what to look for" to make sure we are doing it correctly."
"The PR staff was super friendly and helpful; I enjoyed spending the afternoon with them. They were professional, have a good understanding of their art and were eager to share their knowledge. The size of the class of the class was perfect and I found the format and pace of the class to be good for me. The "practice razors" were awesome. I was really nervous to start carving on my own razor and was relieved that the PR team anticipated this. Finally, it was great having Hunter look over our razors at the end and guarantee that all our razors were sharp and good to go before we left. This class had a ton of value to it and literally took months (maybe years) off the honing learning curve for me. This stuff isn't hard to learn in person, but would be very tough to learn through trial and error or online. PR is a great resource!"
"I have extensively reviewed honing on the web and tried a number of times however no amount of reading makes up for direct feedback from someone with experience. This class drastically improved my confidence to move forward."
"Youtube videos can only get me so far. It was awesome having somebody who knows what they are doing showing me how to do everything. Letting me try then giving me feedback was great. I liked the small class size. There was plenty of one on one time."
"Realtime feedback on my technique. Friendly environment. Very comprehensive for a beginner, such as myself.
"Thanks for sharing your expertise today. The class was very helpful and I felt I came away with some really good skills to maintain my razor for decades of use. You guys make a great product and are building a great brand."