03-24-2017, 09:18 AM
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Remember those old patens I've posted about that revolves around the idea of using magnets to - allegedly - keep your razors sharp? Turns out that the magnet-cranks have not died out yet... I present for your amusement a patent from 2014: Magnetic Blade Sharpener by a couple of German gentlemen.
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Being a German patent, the patent text read a bit more poetically than most current US patents. Even so, the crankiness stands out:

Quote:Magnetic blade sharpener according to claim 1, characterized in that - the magnetic sharpening of individual magnets which - with or without a frame are made into a magnet block with alternating poles or - which is already configured as a magnet block with individual magnets in adjacent oppositely directed polarity and - with the tray body the filing and re-sharpening device is one-sided integral multipolar or two-sided multi-polar pronounced.

Uuuuhm.. if you place South to North and vice-versa you'll pretty much cancel out most of the magnetism, in short you'll end up with a much weaker magnetic field than you would otherwise. Not that it matters much, since magnets don't magically sharpens razors anyhow.

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 03-26-2017, 02:31 AM
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  • Nonick
  • Straight razor
  • Australia
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Might be handy for holding your razor in place. As for sharp... cart users don't understand sharp like straight users do :-)

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 03-26-2017, 04:35 AM
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Yeah...no.

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 03-26-2017, 08:17 AM
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  • Rufus
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I seem to remember the claim that placing a blade/cartridge under a pyramid-shaped object would keep them sharp.

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 03-27-2017, 02:25 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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"Magnetic blade sharpener according to claim 1, characterized in that - the magnetic sharpening of individual magnets which - with or without a frame are made into a magnet block with alternating poles or - which is already configured as a magnet block with individual magnets in adjacent oppositely directed polarity and - with the tray body the filing and re-sharpening device is one-sided integral multipolar or two-sided multi-polar pronounced."

My eyes are crossed!

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