I was born a skeptic of the worst kind. Ask anybody who knows me personally and you will hear tales of distrust, and accounts of double confirmation on my part before believing a word that anybody will tell me. Tell me the sky is blue, and I’ll probably Google it and verify with a couple of other, more valid sources, before believing you. Sometimes it’s a curse, sometimes a blessing. So when I was approached with the opportunity to test out and review the EverBlade Razor Stand. I gladly accepted, hoping to be able to put a definitive end to the, once I thought, silly, claims that setting your razor on this “wonder stone,” would help it maintain it’s edge and prolong it’s use. But, I couldn’t.
In our extremely un-scientific test, we found the Everblade Razor Stand to help our razor stay rust-free, while lengthening the life of the razor blade itself. Skeptic? So were we. Give it a try, then let us know what you think!
The Everblade suggests that you use a brand new razor blade for best results, and so, true to form, I promptly set my twice-used razor blade on the stand. Hey, I didn’t have a BRAND SPANKIN’ new one, so I thought that using my barely used blade would be fine. Plus, it’s probably a more realistic test anyways, because most people probably won’t start off with a 100% brand new blade, either. So, I set my razor on the wonder stone and watched. And waited. And waited some more. Nothing miraculous happened, I heard no mystical voices, I didn’t see tiny elves jump out from inside of the copper plates and begin filing my razor’s edges to perfection, so I did what any other rational human being might do. I immediately thought I got a defective product. Either that, or the product wasn’t defective, it was just a piece of crap. But it was neither.
There is nothing instant, fast-acting, or magical about this product. You simply set your razor on the copper-plated stand after you’re done using, and let it sit until you need to use it the next time. At least 24 hours in between uses, Everblade suggests. So this is what I have done for the past month and a half or so. Now, my results are anything but scientific, but I can tell you that I feel like the Everblade Razor Stand has lengthened the life of my razor blade. I shave every other day or so, and my facial hair is really coarse, just like I’m sure most post-pubescent men’s facial hair is nowadays, and my razor seems to be as sharp as ever, and, like I said, I’ve been using it for the past month and a half, and have yet to need a new razor.
Take my little review for what it’s worth, but don’t knock this product till you try it. If it does really work, and it’s not just a placebo of sorts (i.e. all in my head), then I’d really love to know more of the science behind why it keeps the blades in sharp, healthy condition. Supposedly the “magic” behind the Everblade isn’t really magic at all. The Everblade site simply states that “. . . the copper plates inside of the EverBlade create a mild energy field to repel rust and corrosion from your razor blade.” That sounds all good and scientific and all, but I think I’ll stick with my theory about the elves. To each his own . . .
Have you used this product? What do you think about it? Also, if you have any comments on the science, or lack thereof, behind why this product works (or doesn’t), we’d love to hear you chime in! Comment section is below!