How To Sharpen A Straight Razor. The Proper Way of Holding the Razor. Straight Razor Sharpening Tools.
Draw the blade steadily in a controlled motion across the honing stone. Let the blade sit for 24 to 48 hours before using again to let it straighten up. Hold the razor in your right hand in between your index finger and thumb.
Draw the blade steadily in a controlled motion across the honing stone.
Hold your straight razor in a vertical position with one hand. Hold the blade at 180 0 to the strop and place it close to one end with the blades cutting edge facing you. The 4000-grit stone is ideal for sharpening the 8000-grit is best suited for polishing and the 12000-grit whetstone is for laying the finishing touches. If the hair gets cut easily then the razor is harp enough.