09-18-2015, 10:10 AM
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At first glance, I know that this seems like a crazy/silly idea but I was wondering if any of you guys strop your DE blades. With that being said, I am not looking to extend the life of the blade since they are very cheap but I have noticed an inconsistency in the production of some brand name blades. For example, I like derby as they are forgiving yet they work well for me. However, when I change out the blade for a new one it's always a gamble. Sometimes I a well sharpens smooth edge and other times a get a sharpens rough edge which usually ends up in a blood bath. Any of you encounter this problem with your favorite DE brands? Any suggestions for easy and quick stropping ideas to combat this issue? Thanks.


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 09-18-2015, 10:31 AM
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It s not a new topic, I gotta find the older threads....   it moved me too!

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 09-20-2015, 02:32 PM
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A danish gent and member of B&B. who owns a lengendary amount of Semogue brushes, did a test with the Razorpitt, where he used the same DE blade in the same razor for 100 days in a row.

He still got acceptable results with his 100.th shave using the same DE blade.

He stropped it daily on the Razorpitt.

I believe him and trust his opinion.

You never know if he was sponsored, but I don't think so.

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 09-22-2015, 04:18 AM
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I rarely find variations in my blades. Keep working on mastering your shaving and lathering technique. Those are probably your biggest variables. happy shaving!

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 09-22-2015, 11:27 AM
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(09-20-2015, 02:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: A danish gent and member of B&B. who owns a lengendary amount of Semogue brushes, did a test with the Razorpitt, where he used the same DE blade in the same razor for 100 days in a row.

He still got acceptable results with his 100.th shave using the same DE blade.

He stropped it daily on the Razorpitt.

I believe him and trust his opinion.

You never know if he was sponsored, but I don't think so.
Claus, 
can you give an impression of how he stropped?  I think it would be easy to strop with the blade still in the razor... and that is an amazing result, or.. it would be!  

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It is true as you put it, however stropping a blade is about maintaining it, which is more satisfactory than ditching a blade because of slight edge deformation and getting a new one....

Straight razors are sharpened once in months and then stropped for edge maintenance

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