Gift Lab: How to Get the Perfect Shave

Jeff | UncommonGoods Customer Service

I shave every other day, occasionally back to back days, and end up spending $40.00 to $50.00 using disposable blades such as Mach3 and Proglide. Usually after two shaves the blade does not give a close shave at all. I heard the Razor Pit Sharpener will solve this problem and save me lots of $$$$.

Razor Pit Razor Sharpener

I am curious to see if there truly is some way to extend the life of my disposables; everything I have heard and read about the Razor Pit Sharpener makes me hopeful this is the tool to use.

Sharpen your Razor


Pretty simple stuff here, you can use a squirt of shaving cream or soap to lather up the surface of the Pit. You then push your razor FORWARD–five or six times will do. I found that pushing it once, then rubbing the shaving cream around so it covers the entire surface again, then doing my second push and so on to the fifth or sixth push. Then I ran the blade under COLD water for a few seconds (cold expands the metal, which is good. My own tip). Then you shave!!!

Jeff Shaving | UncommonGoods


No kidding, this is incredible! The four (very old, perhaps a few months) blades I tested on each gave me a shave that is just about the same as a brand new blade. I used it for two weeks, then shaved once more with a brand new blade. I found no difference between the Razor-Pitted blades and the brand new one. While I suppose that I will eventually have to buy new blades, I can certainly see my costs being at least half, so I will have paid for my pit within two months.


Written by Jeff

Jeff is a Customer Service Representative at UncommonGoods. He love writing music for the piano and making people laugh. (But he'll settle for a big smile.) He practically lives on and loves Brighton Beach. He started working at UncommonGoods during the 2005 holiday season, back when our offices were located in Greenwich Village. This will be his eighth year helping customers find awesome gifts for the holidays.


  1. Jenn

    Can you use this with a straight blade razor? The person I am thinking of buying this for just uses a free straight-blade, but I’m not sure what the benefit of this product would be on that…?

  2. jplc

    This is not recommended for a straight razor. A straight razor should be polished and cleaned with a leather strop before every use.

  3. Cassie

    Hi Kim,

    This product is meant for modern disposable razors, so it’s not recommended for the old-fashioned straight-edge kind.


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