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    Those old sharpeners were designed for folks who were on the frugal side who thought they could coax a few extra shaves out of a blade. if you didn't mind some discomfort they worked...to a point.

    As has been said, modern blades are much thinner, cheaper and have coatings and are inappropriate for those devices.
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    I shave twice a week,do to some physical limitations (early onset parkinsons) I rarely use my straights anymore.
    I use feathers,new blade every shave,works for me,not worth the effort to try and sharpen them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    I use feathers,new blade every shave,works for me,not worth the effort to try and sharpen them.
    Is your hair made out of antiantium or titanium Maybe cause I could get at least 5 shaves out of a feather.... wow

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    Yes . . . for the cost of an individual blade, why would anyone BOTHER to attempt to sharpen one?

    My heritage is Dutch, so I tend to want to get 10 cents out of every nickel. That being said, I bin my blades after four shaves.
    Shave, spin
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    I bought 500 feathers 6 yrs ago,no worrys abought running out
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    I bought 500 feathers 6 yrs ago,no worrys abought running out
    Can I have your used blades ? ............
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    Quote Originally Posted by yohannrjm View Post
    Those sharpeners were meant for vintage blades, and I doubt they worked well even then.
    I' sure they worked quite well as transference devices...money from your pocket to the manufacturers!
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    at a dime a piece, i change blades each day. my wife also DE shaves. each day after i shave with a new blade, i give her my old (used once) blade. next day, i rotate again.

    i found it frustrating to squeeze shaves from a blade, as there is always some level of weepers, burn, nicks, etc.

    no matter how good you are, a new blade is always a better shave.

    life's too short to sacrifice a great shave for $0.10.
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