Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades – Confirmed Using Microscope

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After reading Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades with Your Forearm and Extend Your Razor’s Life with a Pair of Jeans I thought of putting this to test if it actually works; like the Myth Busters guys. I used a 500X digital microscope to take the pictures before and after sharpening the blades.  This blade was used for more than 3 months or approx 80 uses before sharpening. I performed forehand sharpening method 25 times  and jeans sharpening method  then 25 times.

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This is a brand new blade no uses at all.

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Brand new blade. Microscope image at 100X. Click the image to enlarge.

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Brand new blade. Microscope image at 500X.

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Close up of the used blade after approx 80 uses.

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Microscope picture at 100X before sharpening.

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Microscope picture at 500X before sharpening. You can easily notice the mineral deposits and uneven blade surface.

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Microscope picture at 100X after sharpening.

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Microscope picture at 500X after sharpening. As you can see  much smoother blade surface. Almost like the new one.

Result : The method described here and here are PLAUSIBLE.






7 Responses to Extend the Life of Your Razor Blades – Confirmed Using Microscope

  1. Rumba says:

    Good Job done. I’m going to use these methods now. Thanks

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  6. Brian says:

    I’m slightly confused about the ambiguity of this article. Did you use the same blade approximately 80 before applying sharpening methods? The point is to sharpen it after each use which also removes water from the blade and prevents rust.

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