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Don't trust your blade with just any hone!

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With the Holiday Season now upon us, Here is a great option for you to give a gift card to someone thats uses a Straight Razor to shave. Surprise them with a great gift for Christmas. 

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.

Dan

"Imperia La Roccia is Under New Ownership"

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Don’t let the title to this section worry you, Here is my commitment to you,

As the new owner and sole operator I am pleased to say that there will be zero changes to how I do business moving forward. My brother Doug started this adventure and I intend to carry it on just as he created it. I will continue to provide you with the Five Star service you have always received. I appreciate all your support.

-Dan Jiles
Owner

Boxes

All Premium ILR Hones get a Handmade Storage Box. All you need to do is order a Premium Hone and it’s all yours.

Order yours today. 

2 X 6 Premium Hone

2.5 X 7 Premium Hone

3 X 8 Premium Hone

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Who We Are...

We are the makers of the Imperia La Roccia line of sharpening stones / sharpening hones and shaving supplies (dubbed by some as the ILR hone). Our hones have rapidly grown in popularity over the past several years; gaining fame as one of the easiest hones to use by both the beginner and the seasoned vet. We also make a full line of both razor strops and shaving soaps. Sharpening stones are our specialty!

Our PREMIUM hones are guaranteed to be the best of the best. Like others before us, we inspect the slabs to find the sections we deem to be FLAWLESS. Then, we take it a step further. We individually razor-test each and every PREMIUM hone. Finally, they are hand lapped to 1000 grit. A larger slurry stone is also provided.

To add even more, all premium stone purchases will include a hand made custom storage box. This will ensure your hone is stored properly, safe and secure from damage.

We Are Second To None

We are the makers of the Imperia La Roccia line of sharpening stones / sharpening hones and shaving supplies (dubbed by some as the ILR hone). Our hones have rapidly grown in popularity over the past several years; gaining fame as one of the easiest hones to use by both the beginner and the seasoned vet. We also make a full line of both razor strops and shaving soaps. Sharpening stones are our specialty!

For those of you who have followed our growth, you have seen that we are always striving to add new relevant items to our lineup. Recently, we added both scuttles and mugs along with shaving brushes and Renaissance wax. 

We’re also looking into add custom made, personalized razor strops. We’ve made a few prototypes that we’ve given away to a few of our more regular customers. They were well received; encouraging us to pursue that venue in the very near future.

Stones for Sharpening Systems

We do not now, nor have we EVER sold any stones for any sharpening systems. 

It has come to our attention that there is a manufacturer in Russia that is claiming to sell our hones cut down and fitted to work with various sharpening systems. As far as we can tell, these are NOT our hones. 1) These stones do not match our hones. The color is different and so is the texture and feedback of a blade. 2) We have made VERY few sales to Russia. 

PURCHASE THESE STONES AT YOUR OWN RISK as we neither recognize these stones as being ours nor do we endorse them. It is our belief that this manufacturer is attempting to fraudulently capitalize off our name. Again THESE ARE NOT GENUINE IMPERIA LA ROCCIA STONES. WE DO NOT WARRANTY THEM!!!

Extensive Collection of Strops

Like all of our other wet-shaving supplies, our limited edition strops are some of the best available for the money.

Our strops are made of the finest leathers available in the WORLD! We have spared no expense or amount of effort to make (what we consider to be) the best and most beautiful strops within their price range.

Our ILR strops are 100% handmade by us, right here in the U.S.A. This strop is intended for experienced straight shavers, but is a fine strop for beginners as well. This strop has Finely Finished latigo cowhide. It is very level, sturdy enough to remain level, and very lightly textured. It has an excellent draw, although like all leathers, can be modified with soap, oil, etc. Very similar to that provided on ‘Illinois’ strops. Unlike Illinois strops, the leather edges have been beveled.

Check out Dr. Matt's video on our strops!

A LIMITED EDITION STROP FROM "ILR"

3″ Kangaroo / Boa Strop

This is a very limited edition strop, made from the highest quality kangaroo/boa embossed top and handles. We have a very limited quantity of this strop so don’t wait.
Buy it now before they are all gone, you won’t regret it.

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The Photo’s shown here do not show the brilliance in the color of the Kangaroo Leather, nor do they do justice to the Boa Embossed handles and top. 

In The Raw

When processing the raw stone, great care is taken to insure the finest cuts and shaping. Shown here are the beginning steps for the 2X6 and 3X8 hones.

A multi step process happens to insure your hone is as close to perfect as it can be so that you will get many years of use. Why trust other stones when our hone is proven to be the best. Read our testimonials and watch the videos below for proof.

We are so sure you will be completely satisfied with our hone, so much so that we back it up with a 1 year satisfaction guaranty.

Shop the store and choose the Hone that fits your need.

New Hones
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Our 3" x 8" Premium Hone

It’s the same stone you’ve heard so much about. Formerly identified as 12-15k. However, we realize that it’s impossible to assign a grit rating to a natural stone. So, we’ve decided to conform to the accepted way of identifying our hones. All of our natural hones will be marked by either “FINE” or “ULTRA FINE”.

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What sets our "PREMIUM" hones apart from our "STANDARD" hones?

All Escher hones are Thuringian. However, not all Thuringians are Eschers. Escher picked out the very best Thuringian slate and made it into hones. We have basically done the same with our premium hones. We receive bulk shipments of slate and test each slab to insure it’s suitable for honing razors.  Most will have slight layering; and those end up being our standard hones. A small percentage out of every slab will be pristine. Those end up as premium hones.

Trust Your Edge.

With a countless number of satisfied customers, we are certain you will be extremely pleased with our Hone. Check out some of the testimonials below to help make your decision easier. 

For a more complete video guide, check out our Youtube channel.

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Video Testimonials of the ILR Hones

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