Razor madness!!!!

Just when you thought it wasn’t physically possible to put more blades on a razor, Gillette has done it. The forthcoming Fusion has not one, not two, not three, not four, but FIVE BLADES. Count ’em! Five blades! It’ll deliver a shave so close that if you’re not careful, you’ll saw off your own head.





0 responses to “Razor madness!!!!”

  1. gusto

    Would someone tell me how this happened? We were the fucking vanguard of shaving in this country. The Gillette Mach3 was the razor to own. Then the other guy came out with a three-blade razor. Were we scared? Hell, no. Because we hit back with a little thing called the Mach3Turbo. That’s three blades and an aloe strip. For moisture. But you know what happened next? Shut up, I’m telling you what happened—the bastards went to four blades. Now we’re standing around with our cocks in our hands, selling three blades and a strip. Moisture or no, suddenly we’re the chumps. Well, fuck it. We’re going to five blades.


  2. David

    Mach3 has 3 blades. Hence the “3” part. ;-)

  3. Haha, that link’s brilliant.

  4. Those of us who use electric razors can’t understand this obsession with shaving closely. After an hour or so of new growth what’s the bloody difference?

  5. There’s no *danger* with electric razors, unless the foil’s bust. In which case there’s always the chance that the blades will catch a stray bit of stubble and wrap tightly round it, pulling off the lower half of your face.

    It happens.

  6. Blade growth is exponential. It took decades to make the move from 2 to 3, but has taken about 2 years to go from 4 to 5. By 2010, 9 blades will be standard.

  7. Russ “Who burnt down the Stabl

    “Son, I can remember when razors had single digit numbers of blades.”

    AS for Eclectic Shavers, hmmm on the odd moment of weakness I have bought the odd Remmington, Philishave, etc (lacking sufficient funds to buy the company) and find the electric shaver massages my face yet leaves my manly stubble of steel almost entirely intact.