Third times the charm?
Our third prototype brings a sharper blade, annoyance, and a decent shave.
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: our cartridges (the plastic part that holds the razor) still need some work. We've been relying on 3D printing for our prototype cartridges, but we've had problems getting the cartridges built exactly to our specification and finding plastic that is tough enough to last the months or even years we're envisioning this cartridge being in use for.
That being said, the cartridge is fixable, and overall we were impressed with how shaveable this razor was. Not perfect, but cutting close enough and comfortably enough that you could roll out of bed, run this bad boy across your face, and then head into the office.
And most importantly, this test showed that the bold idea we had when we started this business roughly a year ago was true. You can shave with sapphire. It's not exactly going to the moon, but in our book that's pretty cool.
Keep watching. We're making progress.
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