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.






One Response 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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