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    Default Safety Razor Hone/Strop...

    Has anyone ever used one of these to keep their DE blades nice and fresh. I ask because a few days a week I shave at the gym with my DE and am constantly replacing blades. I switched to DE and straights because I wanted to try to save a little $ on my daily shaving (this is before I caught RAD). I was thinking about getting something like this to freshen up a blade before I left for the gym. Any thoughts? Would I just be wasting my hard earned cash?

    BAKELITE SAFETY RAZOR BLADE HONE STROP SHARPENER x - eBay (item 180222218604 end time Dec-03-08 10:11:33 PST)

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    I would say it is a waste of money. I admit I've never tried one but none of those gizmos ever had any success as far as I know.
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    You could get a Single Edge razor with several blades that get honed and stropped as a straight - on a, say, Belgian hone and some leather

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    I heard that in the old days some people used to hone their blades on the inside of a glass. You press the blade one the inside of the glass the edge perpendicular to the bottom and go back and forth for a while.


    Haven't tried it.

    McKie

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    Thanks for the feedback. I've heard of using a class to hone DE blades. I think I'll do a little research and give that a try. Anyone out there tired it yet?

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    That was back in the day when the DE blades could get honed/stropped but they lasted a lot shorter. No good with todays blades...

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    Since you can get over 300 DE blades for the price of the Strop I wouldn't worry about it to much

    Persona DE razor blades

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    I happened to see this while browsing:

    Vintage Safety Razor Hollywood Hone In Box Deco - eBay (item 370134576535 end time Dec-29-08 19:00:00 PST)


    I don't know owe well it would work, but might be nice to add to a collection.

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    Conversly(spelling??) I sometimes use a very small super soft DE/SE strop to strop my straight razors.
    I works really well, it looks and feels like kid-leather it is so soft, but short enough to be pulled perfectly flat.
    If I ever find a big piece I am going to make a padle strop with the piece.
    M

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    Hahaaaaaa.....what the heck is the above post all about?

    Jim

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