Last month I started testing Pacific Shaving’s Blade Oil. I’ve used a consistant set up (Merkur HD, Iridium blade, Cremo Cream) to reduce variables and I’m currently on my 3rd blade cycle. Iridium’s usually last me five days. The first cycle using blade oil I went seven days and the 2nd cycle I went eight days. I’m on day five of the third cycle. From these initial results it looks like Blade Oil does indeed seem to extend the life of razor blades. I’ll be talking more about this in an upcoming video. Meanwhile I’m going back to my regular shaving habits (while still using Blade Oil) until I’m ready to test the next blade-extending product. I may also try dipping my razor in a small glass of light cooking oil to see if it can make a “DIY” difference
Extending the life of a razor blade has some obvious financial implications, particularly if you’re using one the “latest-and-greatest” cartridge systems that can cost more (*cough*Proglide*cough), but even low cost blades like DE blades can benefit. If your favorite Turbo Magnesium 8 O’ Clock blade made in Bolivia suddenly ceases production, you can extend the life of your current inventory.