Portland Razor Co. Is nestled on the second story of a building in South West Portland where Scott Miyako, Alex Pletcher, Hunter Lea, and a handful of others grind, quench, and sharpen away at some of the finest, handcrafted straight razors this side of the Mississippi.
The building is currently undergoing renovation, and their production space is tucked behind their showroom and soon-to-be single-chair barbershop. Just around a corner sits an array of belt sanders, sanding stations, hand saws, a laser cutter, and the sharpening station that Miyako uses to put the finished edge on the blade.
During my visit, Miyako worked away at putting an edge on a series of razors that would go through several more steps before getting the final hand-sharpening and honing treatment prior to being assembled with their handle.
The demand Portland Razor Co. razors continues to increase, so if you’re looking for a close shave you’ll need to head on over to their website and pick one up or sign up for their waiting list.