Not a bad idea at all. The obsession over the heel is understandable but not as bad as most would have it. I've had many old razors that had a heel that interfered with the honing and many razors that had a nice heel - one that didn't interfere. You can get by without touching the heel but it is a PITA when honing so I almost always smooth it down. I have taken it off on some but I like to leave a smoothed down piece on most of my mods.
Originally Posted by Zamonium
Inventor of the world's first safety vibrating Kamisori with night light. Go to http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/299465-A-milder-Kamisori: Inventor of the Weckisori - (thanks sychodelix)