EdgeSaver – Longer Lasting Razor Blades

Someone left a comment here asking if I’d used EdgeSaver and if it worked. I don’t know, but Google does and review after review after review have been positive so I guess there’s something to this product. ‘Course, it could well have been a comment spam but this actually looks useful if it works. Does it?
Update… I asked a chemist friend and his opinion is, “don’t waste your money” as it’s just, “a fancy WD40 – an oil that expels water and essentially air contact (necessary for corrosion of metal) from the surface of the metal so that it cannot corrode through oxidative chemical reaction.”
Any sort of oil-based lubricant can be used but of course it has to be safe, don’t go spreading 3-in-1 or WD40 on your face! It’ll seriously hurt you!
A “food grade oil” is ok, and the ones that immediately spring to mind is sunflower or olive oil. Still not quite comfortable with those either. They’re fine in the frying pan, but in the bathroom?
I must look into essential oils, why not use lavender, rose, or another fragrant oil instead? Lavender oil will relax you too!
Thanks Justin for the above!
Later still… Someone left a comment on the previously commented post saying they, “have been using edgesaver for about a year now and have no regrets of the purchase.” Unfortunately it comes from a very similar IP and the same ISP as the comment that sparked all this off so it’s likely to be a spam attempt. Stick with the olive oil folks!
Ah ha! I’ve confirmed in my own head that this is comment spam, although clever and manual – Follow the links from this search to find the same comments on this post and here too.
Still an interesting idea that the lifetime of blades can be extended by immersing them in oil.
Much later.. Edge Saver have rebranded as RazorMax. I only mention this in case someone doesn’t find this blog entry when they look for the new name!

2 thoughts on “EdgeSaver – Longer Lasting Razor Blades

  1. How long does a double edge blade last? How good of a shave will a blade give?
    As with a “cut-throat” razor it depends on the sharpness of the blade and the durability/hardness of the steel.
    Has anyone looked at the edge of various maker’s double edge blades under a 10 power magnifying glass, or, better yet, a microscope, to see if they can see a difference in the blade edges?
    I looked at a Schick, and a Merkur, under a 10X glass. The Merkur, even at only 10X, has a rough edge. The Schick has a much smoother edge.
    I checked this out after using one of each blade. The Schick gave me 25 good shaves before it started pulling,
    The Merkur blade gave me a worse (it pulled more) shave on the first shave than the Schick did after 25 shaves. (Was the Merkur a counterfeit??)
    I used to get 60 good shaves out of the Gillette Blue Blade. Now I am doing good to get 30 out of stainless steel, platinum, etc.
    Seems the blade makers are just not putting as good of an edge on their blades just so they will get duller faster.
    I have not tried the Feather Blades yet, but have ordered some, as they have a reputation for sharpness.
    A person should be able to tell just how long, comparatively, a blade will last just by looking at its edge under a microscope.
    The whole thing seems to be a “sting” operation though, as sharp blades could go out for weeks and then start sending out less sharp ones.

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