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    Double Edge Blades Features

    Many razor blades have references on the packaging to precious metals such as platinum (platinum) or silver (silver). But this does not mean that those blades are made up of these metals. The blades are made of steel.Typically steel with a high chromium content.But some manufacturers use other types of steel.So no platinum or silver at all. The enrichment process concerns only the thread in fact the razor blades are equipped with a “bevel” using increasingly finer grindstones and ultimately passed on a sort of industrial strop. Despite this the thread is never perfect but has small streaks. These tend to rub against the skin and irritate. Furthermore, due to…

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    Evolution of Gillette Double Edge Razor

    The original razor appeared in 1903,with a slight change the handle late 1906. A simpler design that could be stored in a flat container(Pocket Edition)appeared in 1909.Both designs were produced until the original patents expired in 1921.That year the simplified design became the Brownie and sold as low-price set.The 1920patent “New Improved Gillette”razor was introduced in early 1921(the original 1904 patent expired on 15 Nov.1921).In the first two months on the market one half million New Improved razors were sold along with three million Brownies.More new models appeared in response to competition and as relevant patents expired in 1929-1930-1938 and the 1950’s.

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    Safety Razor History

    Before the invention of safety razor,the main shaving tool used was the straight razor. However this type of razor required attention,it was quite aggressive,and required also maintenance of the blade. The first known safety razor was created by the French J.Jacques Perrer. It was a variant of a straight razor with the blade enclosed by a protection that facilitated sliding on the skin. On this new concept, razors began to be produced after 1820 in England (Sheffield) already famous for the production of straight razors.The Kampfe Brothers in the 1880 in the United States,began to sell safety razor with a removable blade. The first disposable blade appeared on the market…