sharpening razor blades

This clever little honing pad reduces your use of plastic cartridges and double edge razor blades, drastically lowers shaving costs and reduces your carbon footprint.

how to sharpen a razor blade

Follow these steps to sharpen your Gillette Mach3 or Gillette Fusion cartridge:

  1. IMPORTANT! Dip the honing pad into warm water for 2 to 3 seconds to moisten the leather.
  2. Position your cartridge razor at the bottom of the honing pad, tilt razor up to comfortable position.
  3. Push razor up to top of the honing pad, lift and return to bottom (do NOT drag blade back over leather).
  4. Repeat up to 10 times.

Maintain this procedure at the end, or beginning of every shave until the blade starts to feel dull. You may experience razor 'tugging' at this point, to alert that the blade has reached the end of it's useful life.

With regular sharpening, we estimate that you will have extended the usefulness of each cartridge up to five times.

About the razor honing pad

  • Handmade in UK from thick vegetable tanned leather, bonded to a sustainably sourced wood base.
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 45mm x 12mm.

 

 

sharpening a safety razor blade

Follow these steps to sharpen your safety razor blade:

  1. With your blade screwed tightly in the razor head, ensure the blade AND leather is DRY.
  2. Position your safety razor at the bottom of the honing pad, tilt razor up to around 35o so blade touches leather.
  3. Push razor up to top of the honing pad, lift and return to bottom (do NOT drag blade back over leather).
  4. Repeat up to 5 times.
  5. Flip the razor 180o and repeat so both edges have been sharpened.

Maintain this procedure at the end, or beginning of every shave until the blade starts to feel dull. You may experience razor 'tugging' at this point, to alert that the blade has reached the end of it's useful life.

With regular sharpening, we estimate that you will have at least doubled the usefulness of each of your double edge razor blades.

About the razor honing pad

  • Handmade in UK from thick vegetable tanned leather, bonded to a sustainably sourced wood base.
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 45mm x 12mm.

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