Several razors as well as other personal hygiene artifacts were recovered from Bronze Age burials in northern Europe and are believed to belong to high status individuals.
The Roman historian Livy reported that the razor was introduced in ancient Rome in the 6th century BC. Priscus was ahead of his time because razors did not come to general use until a century later.
This video shows a simple method of extending the life of an ordinary disposable razor blade for months and months and months. the threads of the jeans run in a diagonal so switching directions allows for an balanced approach to fine tuning the blade's edge.
Razor blades are very expensive and most people use the blade for a week or more until it gets dull, then you change it to a new one. hold the end with one hand and with the other simply stoke the razor along the entire length of the blue jean for 10 to 20 strokes... This is similar to using a straight blade on a leather strap...
Men were required to shave daily so their gas masks would fit properly and this became much easier with the advent of the safety razor, which was standard issue during the war.
Barbers were specially trained to give customers a thorough and quick shave, and a collection of straight razors ready for use was a common sight in most barbershops. Gillette: a double-edged safety razor with replaceable blades.
If you get 6 mos per blade then you can extend your use for two years.
At the same time, men worried about making ends meet are either trying to make their razor blades last longer, with the resulting scrapes and cuts – or ditching their shaving regime and opting for designer stubble.The first modern straight razor complete with decorated handles and hollow ground blades was constructed in Sheffield, in England, the centre of the cutlery industry, in the 18th and 19th centuries.Benjamin Huntsman produced the first superior hard steel grade, through a special crucible process, suitable for use as blade material in 1740, though it was first rejected in England.If you want, you can drop your razor 'blade down' into a cup of rubbing alcohol to store it until next use to eliminate any traces of water. at the time of this video Gillete Fusion 4 blade pack sales for .99 tax.if you generally get one week's worth of use per blade this will run you 7.88 per year tax!