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    I just counted up and I have 7, 6 of which are in their box or case and one in a leatherette case that has a little pouch on it to hold a spare blade.
    I bet I have about $75-100 in each of them.
    I tried honing one on a felt pad w diamond then CrO2-
    with the bar on it went fine but I found its best to use the RR strop other wise your gonna bugger your strop making the flip with the bar on it-
    What I find harder to do it to use a RR hone and not let it slap???
    I get a slap even when I go slow?

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    I don't have access to a camera right now. However, the "used up" blade has been eroded away from the bail more than 3/16 going towards 1/4. This changes both the thickness of the edge and also the angle against the face because the gap behind the bail has grown so much. No doubt the blade could still be sharpened, but the shave would be uncomfortable enough that I'm happy to use the spare blade I've held on to all these years.

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    Would ya happen to have a spare handle to part with - my kit came without the handle !
    MHW

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    I've got a half dozen RR's. Love 'em, but never did get the hang of getting them sharp on the built in hone. Going to have to give it another try...

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    It can indeed be a labor of love getting them str8 sharp- I kinda think its best to remove and stone hone. Then strop it in the case as needed for a while. I have handle and several sides and 5 RR's around here somewhere. Could never figure out how to properly post a picture here sell them. Are you wetting your built in stone and is your strop well conditioned? I have this little brown plastic round jar of red strop dressing for the RR, boy is it some fine smooth stuff but its like trying to get graphite off your finger- hahahahaha

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    Until I found this forum I didn't have a clue about proper stropping and honing...

    Oldfalguy? I've got an old FAL in the rifle rack... That the source for your username?

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    Yeah, 20 years ago I got into FALs and managed to find a legit G-series. My then 6yr old son was with me when I made one of those groups of a lifetime at 1/4 mile with a 4x scope. We climbed up to check the target and 3rds were covered with my watch face. Haven't shot it since but take it out of the case now and then. I know I ought to go bang away with it but don't for some reason.

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    Until I found this forum I didn't have a clue about proper stropping and honing...

    Oldfalguy? I've got an old FAL in the rifle rack... That the source for your username?

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    I still am not very proficient in honing but I think I have the stropping down pretty well-use a paddle.
    Stropping keeps them in shape for almost a year then I ship them off rather than bugger one up.
    Had a cheap chinese blade I wanted to use for practice and I really really tried honing it to no avail.

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    I love the FN/FAL, used to have 3 of them but I had to cut the herd down, I kept the one I built myself.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

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