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OneBlade Hybrid Razor

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Today OneBlade launches their “Hybrid” razor.  I’ve been using a pre-launch sample OneBlade sent me since last month to check it out.

[Note: OneBlade is a Sharpologist sponsor and links are affiliate, meaning Sharpologist may receive a small fee if a product is purchased through a link here.  However the opinions expressed here are my own and have not been reviewed or approved by OneBlade.]

A Mid-Range OneBlade Razor

My opinion on OneBlade razors is well known: I love ’em.  They give me consistently great shaves using the best of modern technology (a pivoting head) and reliability of legacy razor technology (a single blade).  Yes, it’s a comparatively mild shaver, but I like mild razors!

But even though I might as well be a brand ambassador for them (and Sharpologist does have an affiliate relationship) there are a few things I wish were better.  One of them is price.

On one end is the entry level Core razor, at $25.  At the other end is the deluxe Genesis razor, at about $300.  But nothing in between.  Now there is a mid-range option, the Hybrid.

While this looks like they just slapped a Genesis head on a Core handle, there are some subtle differences.

  • Handle Length – 10cm (just shy of 4 inches)
  • Overall Head Width – 45mm
  • Head Depth – 17.4mm
  • Overall Registration Surface Area – 36.6 x 10.8mm

Weight: 81 grams (about 2.85 oz)

Balance Point: 60mm from tip of handle.

Unlike the Genesis razor, the Hybrid’s Stainless Steel head does not have a serial number.

The Hybrid razor includes some accessories, including: a canvas wrap bag (it should be small enough to fit into most Dopp kits), a leather razor holster, 10 Feather blades, a blade bank, and travel-size tubes of OneBlade’s excellent shave cream and aftershave balm (these are the same formulations as their “Black Tie” kit products).  It ships free and is backed by a 60-day money-back trial and a lifetime warranty.

In Use

In my hand, the Hybrid “feels” very much like a OneBlade Core razor to me.  Yes, yes…that’s mostly because it uses a Core handle (duh).  But even with the Stainless Steel head the balance and heft is more Core-like than Genesis-like for me.

I should also mention that the Stainless Steel head is not exactly a Genesis head.  The engineering of the bottom parts had to be adjusted a bit to accommodate an interface between the head and the Core handle.

I’ve been using the pre-production sample for a few weeks now and the shave is pretty much like a shave with any other OneBlade.  This is a mild razor: if you’re looking to take your shave and “turn it up to 11” this is not the razor for you.  In fact it may be ever-so-slightly milder than a OneBlade Genesis razor.

That said, I get excellent shaves out of the Hybrid!  And I think I get 90-95% of the Genesis “shave experience” with the Hybrid.

So if you’ve been itching for a OneBlade Genesis but the price has stopped you, definitely take a look at the Hybrid.


Shave tutor and co-founder of sharpologist. I have been advocating old-school shaving for over 20 years and have been featured in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Lifehacker. Also check out my content on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!View Author posts