William's Response to Razor Longevity
Every once in a while a reader writes a comment which is so good it stands on its own. This is ShavingStuff reader William's take on razor blade longevity, originally in response to the post Get 130 Shaves Per Razor with Razor Saver? (which generated some great feedback).
Well in the past I used rubbing alcohol to keep my blades from oxidizing. You don't need to buy anything a cup will work perfect. When you expose your razor to water & salt from your skin its causes the blade to oxidize faster thus dulling it. See hair does not dull your blades it's the chemical reaction that cause the blade to dull. Surgical knifes are stored in oxygen free package that way when needed they are sharp and clean.
Also the remember that if you see a manufacture release titanium blades this may seem like it solved the oxidation issue and it does however, straight titanium tends to dull easy that's why you never see truly titanium drill bits. The best solution for the oxidation problem is for the manufactures to plasma coat their blades with 3 rotational layers of Titanium nitride/ Titanium Carbon Nitride/ Titanium aluminum nitride. This is a MAD easy process that even and idiot with MBA could understand and would only require them to install a couple vacuum chambers and plasma stuff.
Then the biggest problem is the wear strip on the razor. I can see some guy selling new pads for the strips. In any case I believe you will see the company that is the current loser of the razor war release blades that have the three sets of coatings thus making the blade replacement argument a HUGE issue when deciding to purchase your next razor set. Can you see the advertisement you could have the three monkeys with red buttons again.
Or maybe you show the guy putting five dollars in the trash every week.
I only wish I could fix my cable/electric bill.
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Posted by Russell Neufeld at April 17, 2007 8:20 AM