July 27, 2010

A Brief History of the Modern Razor

derazorblade.jpgFrom the Sacramento Bee:

"For the longest time, men had beards. And it is easy to understand why.

Cavemen had beards because they had no choice - they lacked any kind of blade to shave their beards off.

But once metallurgy has been refined in any civilization, the technology of knives follows soon after. These cutting tools become more and more refined, leading to the development of the straight razor, known for its thin, super-sharp blade."

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Posted by Derek Markham at July 27, 2010 7:05 AM
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