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    Default Can this Edgerite be fixed?

    Hey guys. I acquired this razor recently at a very discounted price due to it's chipped edge. Being very new at this, what can be done and how do I do it? Also, does anybody recognize this hone? It belonged to my dad. it's probably from the early sixties.

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    The chip likely can be honed out of that blade.
    The hone looks like a coticule, and it is dished bad enough that it will take quite a bit to get it flat, and by then the hone will be very thin. I would save it as a keep sake, as is.
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    +1 to that.
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    not sure if the razor is worth saving as well, I would wait for cheap ish razor on BST

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    Just to add more detail to the answer already given -- it'd be easy to hone that chip out unless something else is wrong with the razor (like if it's warped, then it gets harder -- not impossible -- to hone the chip out).

    You should look at the FAQ, particularly the part on honing:

    Frequently Asked Questions - Shave Library

    There are a lot of videos on YouTube about how to hone a razor. One of the mentors on this site, gssixgun, has done several videos that are very clear and show very good technique:

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ssixgun+honing

    There are other good videos as well, but you need to be careful not to watch a video by just any idiot. There are plenty of those too.

    Or you can look around on this site -- there are plenty of people who restore razors for others.
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    Fix the razor. Put hone on a shelf. Or have razor fixed for you but still put hone on a shelf.
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    I actually wonder about the functionality of a dished hone like this, has anyone actually tried using these for a while and came to a conclusion if they will still work or not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TristanLudlow View Post
    I actually wonder about the functionality of a dished hone like this, has anyone actually tried using these for a while and came to a conclusion if they will still work or not?
    I had wondered a similar thing, that perhaps dished hones were used for wedge razors before electrical tape was around. I have tried to sketch out what I mean.

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    As to the original post I would send the razor out to a pro and see what they say. The hone I would +1 on the keepsake side of the argument.
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    Thanks for all the great advise guys. I'll hang tight for a bit, then figure out what to do once I've watched a few videos from non idiots.
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    If the razor isn't rusty on the bevel and there's no cracks it should be fixable

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