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.