You don’t have to wait on the razor wars to end to have a sharp blade.
I’m sure most if not all of you have seen the great wars between Gillette, the unit of consumer products giant Procter & Gamble and its ongoing battle with Dollar Shave Club. Gillette claiming that the way certain materials coat Dollar Shave Club’s blades is a violation of a 2004 patent held by Gillette filed the lawsuit about a year ago. Supposedly, these coatings keep the blade sharp.
As I got interested in this patent fight, the idea of how to keep a blade sharped peaked my interest. I decided to see how long a person could really use one blade. Believe it or not, I have used the same Gillette blade for six months – yes, six months! – and it is still sharp. It’s a relatively simple process and you don’t need an engineering degree or even a technical mind to do it.