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    Default Henckels Rapide hone and stropping....

    Anyone have one? How do you strop and hone this beauty? I'm guessing there's a handle for just this purpose (mine didn't come with).

    Maybe just use it on a home then carefully strop?

    Thoughts?

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    Photos???

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    Sorry. I'm not at home to get better shots. This is all I have as of now. Razor and 7 blades.





    The blades come out of their sleeves completely when placing into the razor. Kinda like little 1/2 hollow straight razors.

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    I could be wrong, but it seems (from memory) the handle of the razor unscrews and becomes a honing/stropping handle? Someone will know!
    Neat set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I could be wrong, but it seems (from memory) the handle of the razor unscrews and becomes a honing/stropping handle? Someone will know!
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    Ohhh that would be smart and helpful! I'll give it a try when I get home. I'll have to soak it first to loosen it up.

    I thought I remember seeing a handle of sorts somewhere on the web. The case almost looks like it has a spot for it directly under the razor (stackable).

    Either way I'll skin these cats
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    I can't remember if the stropper screws into the handle of the Henckels or not. I know on the Heljestrands, the stropper is a seperate piece.

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    I've never seen one of those in the flesh, but I'll take a wild guess:

    . . . Put the blade in its sleeve,
    . . . strop it on a piece of flat leather (or tight strop) as though it were a little piece of
    . . . a straight razor.

    If the thickness of the sleeve (at the base of the blade) is about 1/3 of the width of the blade, that will give you a decent angle at the edge.

    Charles

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    Here's a couple of shots after cleaning the razor and covers. Only cleaned and honed one blade... Seems ok, will give it a test later on today.

    Had to hone and strop the blade by hand (pain in the ass).





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    Wow! That thing is wild! Any idea how old it is? I'll be curious to hear how it shaves, personally I'd be terrified to try it! Lol!

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    Idea and question. Can you take a standard SE, remove the spine and insert it into the holder??
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