February 5, 2010

Pacific Shaving Company Blade Oil Review

pacificbladeoil.jpgWhen I reviewed the shaving cream from Pacific Shaving Company back in January, I mentioned that they had also sent me some Blade Oil to try out, and that I'd report back on the results. And I'm impressed.

For my evaluation, I decided to use a brand of razor blade that isn't the longest lasting (to my experience), instead of my usual Merkur or Feather. I had a pack of Bic blades from a free sampler pack I got somewhere, so I started with a fresh one and began my week of shaving. My usual is one week of shaves per razor, and even though I've had them go longer, I change them out when I feel some pull on my whiskers.

After each shave, I shook the razor dry and applied the Blade Oil to both sides of it and put it in the cabinet as usual. The applicator is like a big highlighter, so it's fast and easy to do, not messy at all.

A week went by, and then another. Tomorrow will be the 14th day on the same blade, and I haven't really noticed much of a dulling, so I'm going to keep going to see how long I can shave with it and still be comfortable. I'm sold.

Here's what Pacific Shaving says:

"The act of shaving is not the leading cause of a dull blade. In fact, the 24 hours in between shaves do more damage to your razor blades than the shave itself. Exposure to air (oxidation) corrodes blades quickly, leading to a jagged edge and ultimately nicks and cuts.

Using safe and natural ingredients, Blade Oilâ„¢ has been clinically shown to slow the effects of oxidation and extend blade life by up to 95%. This saves you money and produces less waste."

I'm not sure if it's the formula they are using for the oil (which is pretty complex), or just the application of oil which is really making the difference, but that sounds like a quest for the DIY guy - a homemade version of this, including applicator!

I highly recommend this product, and I'll report back when I decide to change the blade, to let you know how long it lasted.

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Posted by Derek Markham at February 5, 2010 5:11 PM
Recent Comments

Did you ever try a DIY blade oil??? It looks like Pacific Shaving doesn't make it with an applicator tip anymore

Posted by: Brad at January 17, 2013 12:31 AM
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