Image: Hugh Threlfall
September 12 2011
An e-mail arrives from a reader, Tyrrell Young, recommending the Danish product RazorPit, which claims to sharpen razor blades. I’m not generally one for penny pinching, and doubt that you are either, but it’s hard (if heroically petty) not to resent the way fancy blades go blunt in one shave.
RazorPit turns out to be, a bit disappointingly, a lump of rubber. Its MO is to remove the bits – the soap, skin and other junk – that supposedly turn blades prematurely blunt. Shaving to the quick, does it work? Er, I think it does. It’s hard to tell how much of the sharpening effect is imagined, but I have a blade that should be past its prime but that is still going strong without imposing undue pain. So it’s worth the €20 investment, I guess.