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Another grab from survialblog.com. I inherited a tiny oilstone from my granddad, a super hard one that he used on his olde tyme double-edged Gillette blades, but I don't know why I never thought of this very simple and easy technique. Personally, I have a 10 pack of blades that should last forever because I don't shave any more, but of course I don't work for The Man anymore either:


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It does make sense, because one reason very sharp blades get dull is that the peak of the edge curls over slightly against the direction of use. Stropping the little blades backwards should correct that, as well as actually doing a bit of abrasive sharpening.
 

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i stopped buying razors and started using a straight razor. its more fun too...
 

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My dad once told me about taking double edged blades and rubbing them on the lip of a glass drinking cup when they got dull. The glass (being much harder than the steel) would put an edge back on the blade. But I've never tired it in practice.
I used to be able to get good blades cheap, so I never worried about it. Lately, though, blades seem to go dull faster, and not every drugstore carries the old-timers anymore. So maybe I'll give the old mans advice a try.
 

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Do it the old-fashioned way---Grow A Beard!

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