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Is it true that if you heat up a razor blade, it makes it sharper?

Question #62481. Asked by zoe_and_kez.
Last updated Aug 28 2016.

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Baloo55th
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Baloo55th
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Can't see any real reason why it should. Heat doesn't affect shape until you get to the melting point, and then it'll just get very blunt! Putting it under a pyramid won't work, either, no matter what a lot of web sites and books say. If it's an old-fashioned cut-throat one, strop it. If not, just get another one.

Feb 12 2006, 2:29 PM
delainey
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delainey

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isn't it true you are suppose to run cold water over the razor so it doesn't give you razor burn? a cleaner shave?

Feb 12 2006, 2:46 PM
mementoflash
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mementoflash

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Don't use hot water to rinse off your blades when you are shaving. Heat makes metal expand and warp. Use Cold water and your blades will contract a bit making the blade tighter and sharper.

link http://www.sosuave.com/home/feedback/shaving4.htm

Feb 12 2006, 2:56 PM
peasypod
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Through many years of experience shaving men with a cut-throat, I was always taught to run the blade under warm to hottish water prior to applying the blade to the skin.

(The face and neck area should also be pre-warmed with hot towels before the application of the lather as this 'pre-softening' of the hair follicle aids in the attempt for a perfect, clean shave.)

link http://www.ftmguide.org/shaving.html

link http://mashable.com/2015/01/09/smartrazor-heat/#vpL7Vqn1HPqo pre warmed razor (satguru)

Response last updated by satguru on Aug 28 2016.
Feb 12 2006, 4:15 PM
SOTHC
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SOTHC
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So Peasy's true identity is last revealed. She is Sweenypod

Feb 12 2006, 4:22 PM
peasypod
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peasypod
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Ahhhh, right on cue, SM.

She WAS a Sweenypod, now she's more a Nakedpod, alla Jamie...

Feb 12 2006, 4:25 PM
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lanfranco
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lanfranco
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Sweeneypod? Yikes. Just what IS it that you're serving in that restaurant of yours, peasy?

Feb 12 2006, 4:32 PM
SOTHC
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If you serve snails you could be Gastro pod

Feb 12 2006, 5:29 PM
gmackematix
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gmackematix
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Who's heated up SM?

Feb 12 2006, 6:14 PM
thaver
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thaver

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I supose heating the blade sufficently could serve to caterize the nicks and prevent bleeding...but who needs second-degree razor burn?

Feb 12 2006, 9:50 PM
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