Monday, June 13, 2011

How to sharpen your razor with jeans

Are you tired of using your nice razor for 2 weeks only to have it dull out and stop working? New blades are not cheap and can go for over 20$ for a 4 pack!

Today I will be showing you how to stretch the life of those blades to double and sometimes triple the normal life!

First things first. What exactly is a dull blade?
A dull blade is one that is no longer flat and smooth. A dull blade has little splinters of metal popping up and out making it hard to achieve a smooth shave.

You will also notice more razor burn when your blade is dull and more cuts because these little splinters get bigger and dig deeper into your skin pulling it up causing your blade to dig into the skin.

When you pass your dry blade on a pair of jeans backwards the little ripples in the tough jeans rip out these splinters leaving your blade much much smoother and sharper!


So finally lets get down to the steps.

What you will need
1. A pair of old jeans
2. A razor that is dulling.

Steps.
1: Take your pair of jeans and place it on the counter (Or wear them at the time)

2: Take the razor and run it along your jeans using long strokes. Remember to stroke away from the handle. you do not want to cut your jeans!

3: after 10 backward strokes blow on the blade to remove any metal splinters or run it under water for 10 seconds.


Store and enjoy saving money!

This worked on all manual razors but I only recommend doing it 2 or 3 times per razor. As you strip off more metal your blade will become more and more serrated and you could end up with a bad cut if you are not careful.

Enjoy!

39 comments:

  1. This will only hone a blade, not sharpen it.

    I think razors in particular don't need to be sharpened, just buy a new one.

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  2. True salted plum But at 4-5$ a blade sometimes its nice to stretch the uses a little longer.

    Thank you for clearing up that is hones the blade. I did not know what honing was until just now when I looked it up after your comment :)

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  3. I almost felt like this was a infomercial at the start, but wait there is more! Always good to conserve a little more, especially since most people's money is a bit tight.

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  4. Does this really work :O nice :D

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  5. Woah! If that really works that would be so cool :)

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  6. very nice i will be trying this =)

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  7. Very cool, I might just try this out sometime.

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  8. very cool, i use the disposable

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  9. Great post! keep up the good blogging!

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  10. Hmmm... I might try this, I have a very dull blade that I'm not using and I'm too lazy/cheap to buy a new one :)

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  11. If this really works, I'll try it. The price of new razors is ridiculous.

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  12. haven't worn any jeans since ...2000?
    interesting nonetheless.

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  13. I'm not really understanding what the purpose of the razors are...but I bet this would work for the exacto things I use for class projects. Thanks!

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  14. If you have some hair on your arms, you can run the blade against your arms for the same effect!

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  15. Like @Makel mentioned you can do this on your arm, but you don't even need hair. I often do this on the non-hairy side of my forearm to hone before I shave.

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  16. Heh, seems so simple yet i never thought of this.

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  17. I just tried it! Results:
    1st impression- Cleaned the blades/removed rust
    Test- I actually noticed a change! More comfortable shave.
    I tested this on an old blade, shaved half of face, honed on jeans, then did other side.
    Great post! Added to mc.

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  18. i've done this before! works like a charm

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  19. Skeptical if this works, will try it out once razor goes dull.

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  20. Hmm that's crazy if you ask me but hey if it works.. sure why not :)

    btw like your blog

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  21. wow i guess this could come in handy :D

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  22. nice tip ill definitly try this

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  23. Am going to try it, I first read 'sharpens' and was like 'oh wow, what?', but seeing you meant 'hones' it now makes sense.

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  25. Whoops, sorry about that last post.

    Great tip you got here.

    Check out my new blog.

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  26. Didn't really see this coming! I'll try it next time my razor blade gets dull.. I have lots of old jeans.

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  27. Perfect for the Emo on the Go! ;P

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  28. not even five minutes ago, i was just thinking 'oh crap I gotta hit the store and get a new razor' not anymore! +1 follow

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  29. I wrote a blog post about a product called blade buddy. It’s a product that you resharpen used blades on http://www.josephthornton.co.uk/single-post/2016/10/11/Blade-buddy—-Razor-blade-manufacturers-nightmare

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