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    Here is the hone handle, and the strop mechanism. The actual leather is missing from this unit, but it would use something akin to a valet autostrop leather. hook one end to the wall or doorknob, and pull the tab back and forth. You can see the little gears that flip the blade over with each motion. I dont know why there is no slot in that box in the photo for a handle. Perhaps there is the proverbial "hidden compartment"? Blade holder for honing is 2 piece, presumably so that when it wears out (you can see how the chrome is worn off mine) you can just replace it. I make believe its a W & B, and put a layer of tape on the "spine"

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    Here is a take on it I saw on fleabay. Interesting, at least! If you had the stropping handle, I figure you could hone and strop on a hanging strop as in any straight? (not MY strop!) They made handles to strop safety razor blades as well! Name:  $(KGrHqVHJE!E91+YCOR0BQFnKPs,-g~~60_57.jpg
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    Right on man! That's my project for this weekend! If I can make the part that holds the blade right, I might even be able to find a bolt that would fit a spare DE handle.

    I'll try your way first. The wheels are turning

    Thanks for keeping an eye out!

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    use caution when stropping on a hanging strop! very easy to scratch the leather with the sharp corners if you hold it a tiny bit off parallel Paddle strops work a little better imho
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Here is a take on it I saw on fleabay. Interesting, at least! If you had the stropping handle, I figure you could hone and strop on a hanging strop as in any straight? (not MY strop!) They made handles to strop safety razor blades as well! Name:  $(KGrHqVHJE!E91+YCOR0BQFnKPs,-g~~60_57.jpg
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    Is that a current auction? I would bid on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroCool View Post
    Right on man! That's my project for this weekend! If I can make the part that holds the blade right, I might even be able to find a bolt that would fit a spare DE handle.

    I'll try your way first. The wheels are turning

    Thanks for keeping an eye out!
    I think you would be best-served by using the smallest diameter possible. You also might consider brass. In this deal, the holder becomes the spine for all your 7 blades. Something else to consider! I can see taping a blade's edge and evening out the spine before you begin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie View Post
    Is that a current auction? I would bid on that.
    But, of course! Good Luck!

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    Did you ever manage to find a strop/honing handle for this? Has anyone attempted to make their own? I'm hoping that might be possible, since it could well be easier than actually sourcing one.

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    I found that an old replacable-blade razor is perfect for my Wilkinsons to slide into.
    HEY!
    Get over to the Movember Auctions in the BSTand make some bids!
    It's for a great cause!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phunni View Post
    Did you ever manage to find a strop/honing handle for this? Has anyone attempted to make their own? I'm hoping that might be possible, since it could well be easier than actually sourcing one.
    I didn't find one but then again I probably didn't look as hard as I could have.

    I ended up selling it since it was just sitting in my razor box neglected. she's got a better home now.

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