02-11-2019, 10:25 PM
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A little while ago I got my hands on a trio of razor blade sharpeners, and my plan is to do a light clean and restore before making a few tests to see if they still work as advertised... stay tuned!
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 02-12-2019, 02:48 AM
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  • Sully
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Interesting Hans.  Initially I thought the first picture was of a fishing reel.  I'm wondering how many times you could sharpen a razor blade before it's worn to the point that the shave is no longer as efficient because of reduced blade exposure?

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 02-12-2019, 03:16 AM
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Weird looking contraption. My initial thought was that it is an old, manual pencil sharpener.

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 02-15-2019, 07:21 PM
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Hi, have you gotten those sharpeners to work at all?

I remember reading that in the early 1900's when Gillette first started DE production, no one wasted anything for any reason. customers would send their used DE blades back to gillette for sharpening. perhaps they used one of your new toys? it was proposed that DE razor blades were responsible for ushering in the throw away society we live in today.

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 02-15-2019, 08:28 PM
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(02-12-2019, 02:48 AM)Sully Wrote: Interesting Hans.  Initially I thought the first picture was of a fishing reel.  I'm wondering how many times you could sharpen a razor blade before it's worn to the point that the shave is no longer as efficient because of reduced blade exposure?

Haha I thought it was a pencil sharpener!

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 02-15-2019, 10:24 PM
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While I havn't gotten started on the project RyznRio, I too have read that the intent was to be able to send in the blades for resharpening, and that resharpened blades would be sold for less than new ones. The logistics of that concept probably broke down well before there were a few million razors in use Tongue

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 02-16-2019, 06:35 AM
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(02-15-2019, 10:24 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: While I havn't gotten started on the project RyznRio, I too have read that the intent was to be able to send in the blades for resharpening, and that resharpened blades would be sold for less than new ones. The logistics of that concept probably broke down well before there were a few million razors in use Tongue

probably started charging for shipping and handling. also once WW1 started, it was a long way from Tipperary, to be sending blades back and forth from a trench.

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 02-16-2019, 08:10 AM
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(02-15-2019, 10:24 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: While I havn't gotten started on the project RyznRio, I too have read that the intent was to be able to send in the blades for resharpening, and that resharpened blades would be sold for less than new ones. The logistics of that concept probably broke down well before there were a few million razors in use Tongue
That explains my BIC blades.... Winky





See review of BIC in RAZOR BLADES DISCUSSION.

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