Looking to shave a little cash from your grooming routine? Then take your blade and slide it across this canny little device. Doing just that made my supped up 4 blade razor last from May 2012 clear through January. That’s 8 months without dropping so much as a penny on a razor blade. And really, it was still going strong by February—not so much a nip, burn or random bump—I just kinda wanted a new blade by that point.
The makers of the product found that razor blades lose their sharpness so quickly mostly because of microscopic gunk that builds up after just a few shaves. It’s Bacteria that water and soap can’t rinse off but that does get cleansed by gliding your blade along a strip of thermo-plastic elastomer. Sounds random, but the company’s founders went through a lot of trial and error (mostly error) before then came up with this one. And now, that’s pretty much all the RazorPit is. It’s about the size of an iPhone and comes with a stand replete with a spot to store your blade. The science behind it has to do with friction, though really after the season has changed and you’re still on the same blade, you’ll be thinking it’s some sort of miracle.
The RazorPit is $35 at groominglounge.com