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    Just honed up one of the blades for my Rapide... It made for an interesting shave lol.

    Very sharp and I can tell its potential for some great shaves, that said, I need to work on my technique with this bugger.

    Anyone else try or use these?

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    Yep, I've had one for several years. As you say, good aggressive shave.

    I've been using it with a disposable SE blade lately.

    Incidentally, there were several makers who made exactly the same design razor.

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    Default Henckels Rapide...

    It was pretty cool. I may put it up on the classifieds here though, saving for another straight.

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    I have one, and I gotta say, it gives some very nice shaves. Do you have the proper strop for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magpie View Post
    I have one, and I gotta say, it gives some very nice shaves. Do you have the proper strop for it?
    I don't have the strop for it but I use a TI travel paddle strop that's about a 16th narrower then the blade. Works out perfect.

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    I have the Wotan which is similar except for having a solid blade holding plate rather than a wire spring loop:

    Very good shaver and improves with time and stropping. The stropping handle works well with a paddle strop.
    ~Richard

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    Geezer, you have only one of 3 Wotan I have ever seen. Would love to take yours for a spin around the chin some time!

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    I started using a Rapide recently. Love it ! My shaves are not as smooth as usual but I'm sure that'll improve with my technique. On the other hand, no nicks, burns etc...


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