OneBlade has just announced a new razor and Sharpologist was chosen as the first website to promote this new, low-cost (!) version of OneBlade. And even better, OneBlade has reserved a number of units exclusively for Sharpologist readers. A OneBlade razor for the rest of us!
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the OneBlade razor. Many Sharpologist readers and wet shaving enthusiasts have expressed interest in OneBlade too, but the razor’s price held some back.
Now there may be no more excuses. OneBlade has created a version of their razor from inexpensive materials and have announced pre-orders at…$50!
OneBlade Core Specifications
The Stainless Steel OneBlade razor will now be known as “OneBlade Genesis.” The new razor, known as “OneBlade Core,” is very similar in design (same blade, same head specifications, visually similar) but made mostly from plastic, though there is a Stainless Steal rod (“core”) in the handle to give the razor better stiffness, weight, and balance.
Core’s dimensions are ever-so-slightly larger than Genesis: 114.3mm L x 45mm W x 19.4 D vs. 113.3mm L x 45mm W x 19.4 D (Core’s handle is 1mm longer than Genesis’). As might be expected from a primarily plastic tool, Core is lighter at 68 grams (2.4oz) compared to Genesis’ 88 grams (3.1oz). Oneblade’s spec sheet with more detail is available HERE.
The key specifications of blade angle, blade gap, and blade exposure are the same between Core and Genesis. So I imagine the shave experience with Core will be similar to the Genesis razor.
What’s Coming Next
OneBlade has reserved 250 units for Sharpologist readers. OneBlade Core was announced today for pre-order, with shipping scheduled for around June 9. Use THIS LINK to pre-order (yes, that’s an affiliate link. If you prefer you can order through OneBlade’s main website but razor availability is not guaranteed).
Am I getting a OneBlade Core to evaluate? Darn tootin’ I am! I’ve been promised one of the first production razors and I will be posting my review here on Sharpologist and on my Youtube channel soon. But if you’ve been wanting a OneBlade (or maybe get one as a Father’s Day gift?) you will probably want to jump on the link–at that price the first production run is sure to sell out quickly.