Many men and women use razors.

  • Razors are used to cut body hair by shaving.
  • Razors have been used since the Bronze age and were originally made from bronze or obsidian.
  • There are three main types of razors; electric razors, straight razors and safety razors.
  • Straight razors started being produced in the 1700s and were mainly used by skilled barbers or servants to shave those who were wealthy.
  • The first modern straight razor was decorated and had a hollow ground blade.

Razor, Black, Blue, Old, Dirty, Ten Random Facts,

  • Sharpened clam shells, shark teeth and flint have all historically been used as razors.
  • Electrical razors, known as electric shavers, were first produced in the 1930s.
  • Stainless steel blades have been used in razors since 1960, which makes the razor reusable.
  • Razors are often hard to sharpen, so today’s razors mostly have blades, that when blunt, are disposed of.
  • Safety razors were invented in the late 1800s, and have become the most common type of razor.
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