Dollar Shave Club UK
That video was pretty cool right? Unfortunately if you live in the UK, you can’t sign up, maybe at some point in the future. For now though, I have found www.beardedcolonel.co.uk. They don’t have the same selection that Dollar Shave Club has (only one option, a 5 bladed razor), but lets be honest, no one is buying the 2 bladed option that they sell for a dollar (plus S&H).
Since I’m in the UK, I thought I would look into it for you guys; I spoke with one of the co-founders. The blades are made in Germany, and they claim that they are better quality than Dollar Shave Club’s who make theirs in South Korea. And their German manufacturer has engineered a new and better way to cut the blades (of course the Germans would). There was a lot a science and I didn’t catch it all, but what I understood was this: each blade has the same shape as a barber’s straight razor; you’re essentially using 5 tiny cutthroat razors. The result is a sharper and more durable blade, so you get a smoother shave and the blades last longer.
I just got my first delivery yesterday, and I have to say, it is a really nice shave! Apparently it took a lot of technical know how and precision to shrink down a barber’s straight razor to the scale of a safety razor, but again, Germans.