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The whole idea of using things for a little while and then throwing them away . . . like razors . . . doesn’t seem too environmentally sound, or a way of being self-reliant. After all, if you were required to live off your own resources and couldn’t run down to the store and buy more Schick, what would happen to you? What would happen to your hairiness?

The Damsel doesn’t like shelling out loads of money for razors, and she really doesn’t want to buy a stockpile of them. There are a lot more fun things to do with money. But she’s not willing to go rugged, either. Not yet. So when she saw this video, she really hoped it would work.

The Damsel confesses, she didn’t believe it could be that easy. So she tried it. And she was happily surprised. It really did work! Your mileage may vary.

Another guy suggests the same thing except running the razor backwards over a pair of jeans. Okay, but your arm is right there with you in the shower, so ???

The Damsel would like to thank this nice gentleman for going shirtless on YouTube in order to instruct us all on sharpening razors. Bonus points for teaching us Old School words such as “strop.”

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  • Alison Caughey

    Brilliant… I must try this, we go through so many razors. I will be so happy if I can save some money, they are so expensive here.

  • If the Damsel says it works, I will give it a try. That would be lovely to shave off a few dollars a year. haha I'm a dork.

  • This is a great tip, thanks for sharing. I think that's the same razor my dh uses too.

  • ha! That's great! I'm wonderin' why the guy didn't wear a shirt in his "infomercial" though!

  • Now that right there is awesome! I HATE spending money on cartridges, especially since my husband likes the ones with four or five blades. Makes them cost a fortune! Thank you for telling us about this!

    • the_damsel

      let me know if it works for you!

  • Oh my – this is amazing! I am wondering the same thing as Momza – why didn't he wear a shirt? lol

  • How fabulous! I'm going to pass this on!

  • Strop is such a good word, isn't it?

    I love this idea! I use an electric razor most of the time, because I hate how frequently I have to chuck the disposable ones. Maybe I'll switch back!

  • Hel

    I have a feeling this man has a brilliant acting career ahead of him. Move over Robert Pattison. Phwoar!!! I'm GLAD he kept his shirt off.
    (Of course you know that I am joking).

    • the_damsel

      oh yeah baby. Shirtless in an Old School sort of way.

  • I use disposable, Ben uses electric.
    PS: the shirt off in the vid was key. 🙂

  • The only thing I think of is that I hope I wouldn't go the wrong way!

    As for the shirt…I think he was channeling Jacob.

    • the_damsel

      rarrr!Let me know if you try it.

  • Great tip, but why did he has to be shirtless to tell us that? lol

  • JustElissa

    Um I could have lived with out shirtless. I will be showing this one to my hubs.
    Mom Looping it.

  • JDaniel4's Mom

    I totally didn't know you could do this. Have a great weekend! Stopping from Mom Loop!

  • mecarol

    This is a great tip.

    I love this blog, BTW – great idea!! You're going on the roll.

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  • the shirt off is hilarious.

  • That's an amazing tip! I hate to keep buying these things. He mentioned a leather strap, my grandparents had one of those.

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog through Mom Loop! Do you often post studly half-naked men with cool tricks? I'm so following you now to find out 🙂

    • the_damsel

      **snicker Welcome to Old School…hope you love it!

  • Who would have thunk! This is such a great tip for me because now my 17 year old is shaving and my 11 year old asked me if she could start shaving before summer began. Just waiting for my younger son to start now, but when he does it won't be so painful to have so many shavers in the family! Thanks! 🙂

    Stopping by from Mom Loop!

  • toadmum

    you know I'm going to have to try this. I just can't do 22 months with the same blade, it seems so yucky.

  • Letters From Home

    I, too hate to spend money on razors that we just throw away, but my husband hates an electric razor. I will have to try this and see if it works.

  • No way! I'm going to try it. Awesome tip!

  • Wow! Great tip! We're constantly chucking razors + buying new ones. Would be nice to simply sharpen them. Wonder if this would work with my kitchen knives ;).

    Following from Mom Loop.

  • This SEEMS like a good idea, except that I know I would somehow wind up cutting myself. How? I don't know, BUT IT WOULD MOST DEFINITELY HAPPEN.

  • I did. It worked. Freaked me out!

  • Damsel, i so so so so so so so so so so love you very much right now! My husband goes through his blades about every three days. Yes days. Not weeks like this very nice shirtless wonder. Days. Do you know how much money I spend on disposable razor blades? It's astronomical.

    Anyway. THANK YOU!

    Now. To show the husband. 🙂

    • damsel

      hey, I’m replying to your old comment to see if it goes to your email as advertised. LMK, ok?

  • Linz

    If this works on my cheapo disposable razor from the dollar store – I am so going out and splurging on a new razor! haha razor jackers! Imma get a nice one and not even your thousands of anonymous uses will force me to buy a new one before I want to 😛

  • gen224

    I tried this yesterday, Damsel – IT WORKS!

    Seriously – I've had the same razor blade on my razor in the shower for the better part of 4 months. I used to dip the head of the razor in olive oil to preserve its sharpness, but that got messy and annoying. I just figured I'd keep using the same blade until I couldn't take it anymore.

    The razor is used twice a week and never leaves the shower which means that the microscopic rust that dulls razor blades has a chance to flourish. 😛 I ran the razor up my arm yesterday 10 times and then proceeded to shave – it felt like a new blade! 😀 I was delighted!

    I told my DH about it – he looked at me skeptically, but I think he'll try it the next time he thinks his blade is getting dull. We both hate spending money on razor blades, b/c the best ones are the 5-blade ones and they're never on sale or have a decent coupon to purchase them with. 😛

    • the_damsel

      yay!!! I'm so glad it worked for you.

  • Jennifer Dillon

    I saw this, and then immediately tried it, it does work! Amazing.

    • the_damsel

      I know! It seems too simple to be real.

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    Just had to share this with you!

  • grammy

    I Wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t try it!  It really works.  I was going to throw my blade away and decided to give it a try.  It cuts like brand new!  Amazing and what a money saver!

    • Anonymous

      I know! Ain’t it great? I’ve been using the same razor since the day of this post. Thanks for the comment.