01-16-2016, 09:19 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Two blade sharpeners, of Australian origin.

The first is the "Revivitor"  with black leather pouch, curved steel sharpener and, interestingly, the crumpled old instruction sheet. This dates from 1942 and the instructions insist it makes the perfect gift for navy or military men. 
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The second is "The King Concave American Black Glass Safety Razor Blade Sharpener" (it is really quite large) with box and instruction sheet. Note the older, 3-holed blade in the illustration. My researches yielded nothing, so I have no idea of the date, but I'd say 1930s. The instruction sheet was produced by "Mickson, Printer, 212 Sussex St., Sydney." 

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 01-16-2016, 09:22 PM
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Love to look at shaving swag...I didn't know there were blade sharpening devices.  Very cool

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 01-17-2016, 05:07 AM
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  • Mouser
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They're for carbon blade sharpening. And there's some debate as to their efficacy.

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 01-17-2016, 05:45 AM
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That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!

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 01-17-2016, 06:12 AM
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Sweet! I've never seen one of those before. Thanks!

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 01-17-2016, 06:32 AM
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  • Aleksey
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Interesting, wouldn't they work for modern blades?

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 01-17-2016, 07:16 AM
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  • Wrathen
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pretty slick! where did you discover them at?

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 01-17-2016, 11:10 AM
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My grandfather used the internal side of a glass cup to sharpen his blades.

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 01-17-2016, 02:57 PM
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That's nice that they had this back then. Men really did have nice things for their daily grooming.

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 01-17-2016, 03:45 PM
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  • kav
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Stainless Steel would pretty much accelerate wear on a system for carbon. Sean, you should consider researching how to archive 'ephemera' as
paper is classified among collectors.

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