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    I came across a Twinplex DE hone. It is cool and looks like a pencil sharpener. Actually the guy that sold it to me marked it as a pencil sharpener on the reciept. I haven't yet given it a try but I can see that it has been well used so someone thought it worked. Does anyone have any thoughts/input on this?

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    Look here: Razor Sharpeners and Stroppers

    IIRC vintage DE blades can be resharpened but modern-day ones can't because the latter derive their sharpness from the coatings of the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Thanks for the link. I now will be late to see my freind because of looking at it!

    I see now I should have called it a stropper even though it has a hone in it also.

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    I guess if you had time on your hands and were the very thrifty sort and had the proper equipment you could you could basically remove the coatings and totally hone out the edge of the blade and then every couple of shaves repeat the process. The question is whether it's worth it.

    The older blades were of much higher quality and could be easily sharpened by a variety of sharpeners they sold. The most famous was the Lillicraps glass DE honer.
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    thanks for the reply. If time and money where my big concerns I wouldn't be even thinking of this! :-] I have a few vintage blades that I will have to try and compare with new. The learning is the fun part. As I explore shaving history I keep finding new and fun things like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I guess if you had time on your hands and were the very thrifty sort and had the proper equipment you could you could basically remove the coatings and totally hone out the edge of the blade and then every couple of shaves repeat the process. The question is whether it's worth it.

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