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June 18, 2011

World's most expensive razor costs $100,000

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"Limited edition of 99, each engraved with a serial number and monogrammed to your specifications at no extra charge."

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Wrote Joshua Davis in a story in the July 2011 issue of Wired magazine, "You could waste $100,000 on a new BMW 7-Series. Or you could spend it on a sensible everyday household item like the Zafirro razor. The deluxe shaving implement has blades of artificial sapphire grown at a former Soviet lab in the Ukraine."

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"The slicers are a mere 80 atoms thick on their cutting edge — about 1/10,000th the width of a hair — and substantially sharper than their commercial cousins. Plus, they'll stay sharp for about a year, and the manufacturer Bright Light Ventures promises complimentary resharpening for a decade. The blades are housed in a medical-grade stainless steel cartridge, and the cartridge is held in place by 16 neodymium magnets. The handle is made of 99.9% pure iridium, so you can drop it into hot lava and it won't melt. Bright Light Founder Hayden Hamilton plans to introduce an entry-level model that costs about the same as a compact car."

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$100,000.

June 18, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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