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    i just got a like new lecoultre frameback razor. how dos one hone a frameback? like any other razor or do you remove the blade? there is zero hone wear on the spine. given the like new condision of this razor i want to do the job right . any advice?

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    Like any other razor. If you want to avoid wear on the spine 1 layer of electrical tape is not going to hurt anything but you will have to use it to touch if up unless you reset the bevel without it at a later date.
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    I always use tape on the framebacks especially if I have multiple blades. I do this because I read somewhere that the frame metal is less hard (cheaper) than the blade and abrades faster.

    Of course I could be full of it.

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    oh i think your right there. i dont know for sure but this (the frame) looks like brass with a hard crome plate. anyway taped it up and ran it over the norton and spyderco nice shave. thanks guys

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    If there are multiple blades, I would suggest taping to preserve the hone/blade angle on all the blades. For a single blade, it's your choice.

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