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    hi , just joined - recent retiree living in Connecticut - thinking of going back to a double edge safety to keep the price per blade down - many years ago a friend of my father's suggested a method to sharpen and thereby extend the life somewhat of a double edge - fill a glass with warm water, press the blade against the inside edge and then move it back and forth - the glass surface of course smooths out the rough edge somewhat.

    Anyone heard of this method ?????

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    As I'm new to this, I've never heard of it, but based on a current theory of why a blade gets dull--oxidation--I wouldn't be surprised if doing this correctly would knock the oxidation off and re-expose a good edge.
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    Welcome to B&B!

    Yes, glass hones appear on ebay here and there. The blades used to be thicker, everyone were able to strop them to use them longer.

    With today's cost, I don't think it's worth it!
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    Welcome!

    + 1 to what Luc said. 100 Red Pack Israeli Personna blades can be had for $10! (From West Coast Shaving, for one.)

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    Theoretically, since the blade edges are beveled, the blade edge wouldn't come into contact with the side of the glass.
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    Welcome to B&B!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luc View Post
    Welcome to B&B!

    Yes, glass hones appear on ebay here and there. The blades used to be thicker, everyone were able to strop them to use them longer.

    With today's cost, I don't think it's worth it!
    +2 to what luc said and welcome
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    Welcome, blades are cheap enough nowadays especially bought in bulk, and safer than sharpening them

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    Welcome to B&B !!
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