More progress, and some frustration, here at Blade Research HQ. The good: The blade is now very sharp. Like, 'watch out, Gillette' sharp. Based on measurements from an electron microscope, the blades we have now are comparable to any widely available shaving razor in terms of how 'thin' the tip is. The bad:...Read More
Richard makes his film debut, our cartridge annoys us, and we get a decent shave.
THIRD TIMES THE CHARM?
Things on the SS Blade Research have been steaming ahead nicely. In addition to Henry finally getting a haircut (my mother's only comment on the last video was 'your co-founder looks homeless.'), we've made a number of improvements to the razor...Read More
Our second test shows steady improvement.
It took ten months, thousands of dollars, and more than a few calls with international experts. But, we're finally here: our first working prototype... Read More
Our first prototype proves you can shave with sapphire.
The year is 1961. In the United States, John F. Kennedy is elected president, declaring “ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Over in Russia, Yuri Gagarin is strapped to a rocket and launched into space. The Beatles play their first set in the United Kingdom. And shaving men start their day by taking a double-edge blade out of its waxed wrapper, securing it in the safety razor head, and carefully scraping their faces at a precise angle... Read More
How a British sword maker accidentally slew a shave giant.
DAVID AND GILLETTE
Are high-end razors like the Gillette Fusion5 or Schick Hydro 5 Sense worth your money?
Compared to drug store generics and entry level Bics, name brand razors are certainly more expensive. A Schick Hydro 5 Sense cartridge will cost you four times as much as a cheap Bic and eight-and-a-half times as much as a Target generic... Read More
Blade Research investigates whether name brand razors are as sharp as their cheaper counterparts.